In a candid interview with the media insider site Mediaite, "The View" (and upcoming Current TV) host Joy Behar was quite open about her disdain for GOP candidate Mitt Romney. In fact, she said she would like to see Mitt Romney's house "burn" and then cracked a joke about his faith.
"I mean, I’d like to see his house burn, one of his millions of houses burning down," she told Tommy Christopher. "Who's he going to call, the Mormon fire patrol?"
The comment came after Christopher detailed Romney's remarks on Friday, where he blasted the president's remarks about wanting to hire more teachers, firemen, and police.
"He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers," Romney said. "Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people."
Behar added: "You know what I mean? Come on. What am I supposed to do if my apartment gets caught on fire? Am I gonna call Mitt Romney to come and put it out? See what I mean?"
Romney did try to backtrack on Tuesday, saying his comments were aimed at Obama's stimulus plan, not public sector workers.
You can listen to Behar's interview below. The Romney part comes at about six minutes:
It does seem Behar was being cheeky, but should that excuse the comments? And of course, do we really need to ask what the outrage would be if the tables were turned?