Barack Obama’s planned appearance on The View is drawing criticism from – wait for it – Democrats:
Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell suggested the ABC talk-show – which often directs its focus on tabloid stories and celebrity mishaps – may not be an appropriate forum for a sitting President of the United States.
“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 said. (Video via Matt Lewis at Politics Daily)
Rendell, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, also likened The View to the Jerry Springer Show – the famed program that has long spotlighted dysfunctional family situations.
“I think there are some shows – I wouldn’t put him on Jerry Springer either,” said Rendell.
“It is different a little bit. But I think the President of the United States has to go on serious shows.”
I really can’t believe I have an opportunity to link to this gem from Mark Knopfler, thanks to our increasingly un-presidential president!