Obama's Crooked 'View'

Meredith Jessup

7/28/2010 11:26:00 AM - Meredith Jessup
It bugged me that the president of the United States was going to appear on a chit-chatty gossip show like 'The View.' 

It bugs me even more now that I know he snubbed tens of thousands of young boys attending the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, DC, to appear on 'The View,' taped today in NYC.  CNSNews reports:
President Barack Obama, the honorary chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, will not speak in-person before the group on Wednesday at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, as part of the organization's 100th anniversary celebration. However, the president is sending a videotaped message to the scouts for Wednesday, the same day he will be in Manhattan to tape an appearance for ABC TV’s talk show “The View.”
 
Bob Dries, chairman of national news and media at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree – a gathering that happens every four years and attracts thousands of scouts from around the world – told CNSNews.com that the organization was told on Monday that the president had scheduling conflicts and would not be speaking in-person at the week-long event.
 
The BSA had scheduled its Wednesday arena program to include remarks by the president at 11 a.m. in front of the more than 45,000 scouts who will be in attendance.
It's a matter of priorities and this reflects just more evidence of the president's very misguided priority list.