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Rendell says Obama shouldn’t go on “The View”; compares show to Jerry Springer

07-28-ed-rendell

While the news media are going berserk over President Obama’s appearance on "The View," at least one Democratic official is wincing over the thought it.

The first-ever visit to a daytime TV show by a sitting president is getting a big thumbs-down from Ed Rendell, the always outspoken governor of Pennsylvania.

“I think the president should be accessible ... but I think there's got to be a little bit of dignity to the presidency,” Rendell said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe" (video below).

How undignified is the appearance?  Rendell compared it to the poster child of horrible TV.

“I wouldn't put him on, on "Jerry Springer" either,” he said.

"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski cried foul on that charge. 

“Oh Ed!” she wailed. “This is different.”

Maybe a "little bit," Rendell offered, but he didn’t change his mind.  “I think the president of the United States has to go on serious shows,” he said.

“And and I'm not sure he has to go on "The View" to get, to be open to questions.”

-- Jimmy Orr

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Photo: Screenshot of Gov. Ed Rendell appearing on MSNBC. Credit: YouTube

 
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I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT OBAMA CAN GO ON THE VIEW BUT NOT GO SEE A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER FOR A MONTH AFTER IT HAPPENS!!!! ??????? !!!!!!!! ???????
HE MUST NEED VOTES TO GO ON TALKS SHOWS AND GO AFTER STATES THAT ARE TRYING TO ENFORCE THE LAW BUT ARE PREVENTED FROM DOING SO!!!!!
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON WITH OUR WORLD?
THIS SUCKS BIG TIME AND THE BALL IS ROLLING WITHOUT BRAKES!

Springer,Olberman,Mathews or Maddow ? What's the difference ? Dems
including no 1 have become hysterical about the tsunami that will eviscerate them in November.Rendell is dead on when he says there is no dignity in
this administration and Biden prooves it every time he opens that hole under
his nose.


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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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