From today's The View:
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: There has also been a question burning amongst voters and actually our viewers, and that is the question of Roe v. Wade. And as president, if you were, no softballs coming from me, even though you have my vote. Would you as president work to overturn that? And then would Sarah Palin be working to overturn Roe v. Wade?
SENATOR JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): I think what we would be doing is appointing or nominating justices to the United States Supreme Court and other courts who strictly interpret the Constitution of the United States. We would not impose a litmus test on any issue because that’s not fair to the American people. But they would have to have a clear record of strict interpretation.
BARBARA WALTERS: That’s kind of the other way of saying people who would want to overturn Roe v. Wade.
McCAIN: That, that, well, that is saying that, I believe Roe v. Wade was a very bad decision, Barbara. [audience groans] I think it was a bad decision. I thought other, I thought other decisions of the United States Supreme Court were bad decisions. But I want people on the Court who, quote, "do interpret" and not just on the issue of Roe v. Wade, but on other issues.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Do I have to be worried about becoming a slave again?
McCAIN: My interpretation of the Constitution of the United States is that the United States Supreme Court enforces the Constitution of the United States and does not legislate nor invent areas that are responsibilities, according to the Constitution, of the legislative branch.
HASSELBECK: So it was in how the law came up, it was in how Roe v. Wade came apart was the issue. You, you want it to be through the Constitution from the people not from the bench.
McCAIN: And I believe that if Roe v. Wade were overturned, then the states would make these decisions.
GOLDBERG: Can you just, and I don’t want to misinterpret what you’re saying. Did you say you wanted strict Constitutionalists? Because that, that-
McCAIN: No, I want people who interpret the Constitution of the United States the way our founding fathers envision-
GOLDBERG: Does that-
McCAIN: -for them to do.
GOLDBERG: Should I be worried about being a slave, about being returned to slavery because certain things happened in the Constitution that you had to change.
McCAIN: I, I understand your point.
GOLDBERG: Okay, okay.
McCAIN: I understand that point and I, I, [applause] thank you. That’s an excellent point.
GOLDBERG: Thank you sir.
McCAIN: And I thank you.
WALTERS: Before we go, before we go, just to give a different picture because you talk- [laughter]
GOLDBERG: I got scared.
JOY BEHAR: She’s picturing herself on the plantation.
GOLDBERG: I got scared. I gotta start running.
WALTERS: You and Sherri, we’ll take care of you. Us white folk will take care of you.
SHERRI SHEPHERD: Oh my God.
Whoopi, it's called the 13th Amendment. A prohibition on slavery is expressly in the Constitution. Unlike abortion, which the court in Roe v. Wade was implied within the 5th Amendment, emanating from its "penumbra."
 Yay! But then, I am a proud member of the Cult of Scalia.
 I have to check the audio to hear whether she pronounced it as "Woe vwee Wade." BTW, Barbara, no, it isn't.
 If you did, I'm not sure anyone would want you. Okay, maybe Ted Danson. Oooh, snap . . .
 He's being a gentleman. No, it wasn't.
 Not a problem. Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.
 No, you Jews won't do it unless there is money in it for you . . . oh, I'm sorry, I really don't feel that way about Jews but I thought while you were devolving into feeble attempts at racial/ethnic humor, I'd sort of run with you on it, Barbara.
 I will take her comment to mean that inside she's thinking, "I gotta call my f***in' agent and find me a new gig than sitting here with these idiots . . ."