By Wyatt Earp | July 28, 2010
Why does this not surprise me? The president has an opportunity to make a quick appearance at an historic event, but he is deciding to attend some fundraisers and a taping of “The View” instead. I guess he figures the approval of a few shrieking harpies is more important than the opinion of 25 million Boy Scouts.
This man’s priorities just boggle the mind.
President Obama will make history as the first sitting president on a daytime talk show when he visits with the ladies of “The View.” But he’ll be missing out on another historic occasion — the Boy Scouts’ Jamboree marking the group’s 100th anniversary, right in the president’s backyard.
The Jamboree kicked off this week at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, where organizers had invited the president to speak to the 45,000 scouts in attendance. All three of Obama’s predecessors have made it to one Jamboree while in office.
But the president will instead be traveling Wednesday to New York for a taping of the ABC show, as well as Democratic fundraisers and a stop in New Jersey.
The most stunning paragraph comes at the end of the article, though:
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a fellow Democrat, scoffed at the idea of a president appearing on such a show.
“I think the president should be accessible, should answer questions that aren’t pre-screened, but I think there should be a little bit of dignity to the presidency,” Rendell told MSNBC, at one point comparing “The View” to “The Jerry Springer Show.”
My God, how bad is it when I am agreeing with that fat slob Ed Rendell?