President Obama Sits Down With The Ladies of ‘The View’

By David Schoetz

Jul 28, 2010 12:56pm

Barack Obama hasn't held a prime time news conference in over a year, but instead of facing the nation or sitting down with "Meet the Press," today the president is chatting it up with Barbara Walters and friends on "The View." Obama is drawing criticism before he even appears on ABC's daytime talk show. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell slammed Obama, saying that "the president of the United States has to go on serious shows," while drawing comparisons of "The View" to Jerry Springer. The Daily News chimed in with the headline "Obama and 'The View': Two wars, oil crisis, crashed economy and he's whooping it up with Whoopi."  Asked about this yesterday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs defended the booking, saying, "we made a decision to put the president on Jay Leno, David Letterman, "The View," because that's where, people have busy lives and it's best to go where they are." So what do you think? Is this the appropriate setting for the president to appear?

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