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Ed Rendell Compares 'The View' to 'Jerry Springer'

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News that President Obama was set to appear on ABC's "The View" on Thursday -- the first time a sitting U.S. president will appear on a daytime talk show -- has been met with predicable concerns about the dignity of the presidency.

(During the 2008 campaign, Obama and John McCain both appeared on the program.)

But while you might expect Republicans to be critical of the president's appearance on the show, even some of Obama's fellow Democrats are skeptical.

Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"' Tuesday (video below), Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) was less than confident that Obama was making the right move. As Rendell said:

I think there are some shows . . . I wouldn't put him on 'Jerry Springer' either, right? . . . It is different, a little bit. But look, I think the president of the United States has to go on serious shows. And 'The View' is -- you can make a case that 'The View' is a serious show -- but also rocks and rolls a little bit. I'm not sure he has to go on 'The View' to be open to questions.
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