Skip to comments.Obama Missing Historic Centennial Boy Scout Jamboree for Fundraisers, 'View' Taping
Posted on 07/27/2010 9:14:56 PM PDT by Steelers6
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 talk show appearance comes as campaign season moves into full swing, but also amid efforts to cap the Gulf oil spill for good, contain the damage from an unprecedented leak of Afghanistan war documents and battle Arizona over its immigration law -- set to go into effect Thursday. Obama also has an out-of-town event planned for Friday in Detroit. But while the Jamboree lasts until next Tuesday, the president is sending his regards via a videotaped message.
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a fellow Democrat, scoffed at the idea of a president appearing on The View. 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."
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That's our Man of the People!! I think both former President Bush's should show up to honor the Scouts.
By the way, he flew into Springfield, IL for the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday. Now he has an important Centennial right next to home and skips it to raise cash for his party.
is anyone suprised?
Wonder what the View’s people thought of being compared to a Jerry Springer show.
The guy just continues to prove what we all know...he’s a complete a$$hole. The boy scouts is an American institution and the O could care less about anything traditionally American. What one would expect from a radical wanna be dictator who hates this country and ran for president precisely to change greatness into something sub-standard. Poo on him.
I am glad the loser from Kenya is not going to disgrace the jamboree by attending
Although I am happy to hear that obummer will not be associated with BSA I just want to add...
Makes sense to me. I’m sure he is more comfortable on a giggly girlie coffee talk show rather than being around 40,000+ boys & young men that honor and respect God & Country.
Absolutely! Obamas view of people is exactly the opposite of what Boy Scouting is all about.
“I think there should be a little bit of dignity to the presidency,
With this pretender? You can’t teach good taste, and you can’t teach dignity.
Just as well... The Boy Scouts arn/t keen to having homosexuals hang around anyway.
To tell you the truth, the whole thing makes no sense to me. I dont see where hes going to connect with a single person watching The Spew who wouldnt have voted for him otherwise. So, from a political perspective, whats the point?
Actually, only a truly pathetic weakling of a President would chose to appear with a pack of completely ignorant and witless morons like Joy Behar, rather than say, a little trip to the lions den on Fox to attempt to slay a dragon or two there. Obamas appearance with Joy Behar, more than practically anything else hes done as President, shows what a pathetic little weakling of a human being he truly is.
His not accepting gives them more reason to celebrate.
Hey, obomba, whatever happened to those pictures of Abraham Lincoln? Whose pictures are in the frames these days, huh?
If it was the Young Pioneers he’d show up.
It appears the guy sucks at everything, even sucking.
I would be willing to bet these Moms are also married to the Boy Scout’s Father. Neither one of them would waste thier vote on Odumbo in 2012.
The list, ping
I’m speculating that Obama would rather flirt with the ‘moms’ that watch the View instead spending some honorable time with the Boy Scouts who are clearly to young to vote.
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