Ex-John McCain staffer: Seeing Sarah Palin gives me 'a little bit' of PTSD
Sarah Palin on CNN on Nov. 13, 2013 [CNN]

Just the sight of ex-GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin brought up bad memories for The View co-host Nicole Wallace on Tuesday.


"Do you have PTSD when you see her?" Wallace's colleague, Rosie O'Donnell, asked her.

"A little bit," Wallace joked. "I start to sweat out."

"It seems like your face changed," O'Donnell said. "Your face drained of color and you started to panic."

Palin came up for discussion after O'Donnell mentioned Palin's recent clash with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) over a picture of Palin's son, Trig, stepping on his service dog.

The hosts showed footage of Palin defending a bizarre post accusing President Barack Obama of eating dogs in Indonesia when he was growing up. The former governor of Alaska then accused PETA members of looking at Obama as their "messiah."

Wallace, who worked with Palin as communications director for Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, tried a diplomatic response at first, saying Palin's children were "beautiful," but was quickly cut off by guest host Kathy Griffin.

"Don't play the kid card from the bottom of the deck," Griffin said.

"I've got nothing else except the kid card," Wallace admitted.

Watch the discussion, as posted online on Tuesday, below.