Rosie O'Donnell Speaks Out Against Obama's Appearance On The View
Even Rosie O'Donnell Finds Obama's Decision Misguided
While ABC touts Barack Obama's appearance on The View as "the first time in history a sitting United States president has visited a daytime talk show," not everyone believes he's made a wise decision.
Certainly among those baffled are the Boy Scouts of America, who will miss the customary attendance of the Commander-in-Chief during their Jamboree, which occurs only once every four years. The gathering of young leaders from across the country occurs not far from the president.
Another priority deemed more important than addressing America's next generation: a fresh round of partisan fundraisers.
But it isn't just conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh or Fox News who are openly questioning Obama's curious scheduling: libtalker Rosie O'Donnell, a former co-host of The View, raised her own concerns during Tuesday's satellite radio program:
ROSIE O'DONNELL (1:18:45): I have mixed feelings about that. I don't really think sitting presidents should go do fluffy daytime TV shows. Maybe an hour on Oprah or something. I don't really want to see him on The View. although I'm happy for them, that's a good booking, and Barbara's going to come back that day after her heart surgery...
JANETTE BARBER (executive producer): Good for you to be happy for them.
Whether one supports or opposes Obama, it's hard not to wonder why he's so enthusiastic about appearing on television programs, especially "fluffy daytime TV shows". For some reason, the president is unconcerned with the impact of rampant media overexposure.