Meghan McCain caught two of her cohosts, Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin, in the act of espousing conservative values on Monday’s episode of “The View.”
After learning that a school in North Carolina had done away with recognizing valedictorians to be considerate of those who had worked hard but didn’t come out on top, the two hosts argued that the top student should be recognized for what he or she had earned.
Goldberg began by telling the story of Josh Allmon, the North Carolina student who earned a position at the top of his class but was not allowed to be officially recognized by the school. His father, Gary Allmon, bought a billboard congratulating him and saying “You’ll always be our valedictorian.”
And Goldberg responded by cheering the father’s actions, saying, “I don’t know what any of that means. If the kid earned that. I mean, you don’t just get valedictorian. You earn that.”
Joy Behar pointed out that the argument was that some of the other kids had also worked hard but had fallen short by just a few points. “But some of the other kids were very close.”
Goldberg wasn’t buying that argument. She explained, “But you know what? Listen. In the real world, sometimes you get close, and you don’t get it. It makes you work that much harder to get where you want to be. This idea that this kid does all this work and he doesn’t get to be called that. I mean, I don’t want to say anything bad, but if this is the highest he gets, that’s a great thing, and he should be celebrated.”
Sunny Hostin also weighed in, noting that she had been one of the ones who got very close and joking that Vanessa Contrestano “took it” from her.
Goldberg challenged her phrasing, saying, “She didn’t take it. She did not take it from you. You did not get to where you wanted to get to. She did what she was supposed to do, and she was able to earn it. When you say she took it from you, it means that she, like —”
Hostin ultimately agreed and said, “She earned it. She earned it and I think when you work hard, you should get it.”
That was when Meghan McCain jumped in, pointing out just how conservative her two cohosts sounded. She said, “You guys sound real conservative right now … “