Did you see Carol Channing today on “The View”? (Episode to be posted here later today.) The 89-year-old actress looked quite elegant in a powder-blue turtleneck and white slacks. Her signature blond wig isn’t quite as blown-out as it used to be. She hobbled out on to the sofa between the show’s hen-hosts. I wanted her to be as elegant and funny as she used to be, back in the “Hello, Dolly” days. But it wasn’t to be. Her mind meandered. She held on to Whoopi Goldberg for dear life and was perplexed when someone mentioned Facebook. (There’s a campaign on that site, spearheaded by Lily Tomlin, to get Carol the Kennedy Center honors.) All in all, it’s good to see that Miss Channing is still alive but disconcerting that she’s so out of it. On the other hand, how many of us will make it to 89 at all? Fun fact: did you know that Carol’s maternal grandmother was African American?