Image via WikipediaIt's likely to spark a TiVo frenzy among liberals and Tea-Partiers alike Thursday when President Barack Obama appears on ABC's kaffee klatsch The View. Obama will be the first sitting president to appear on a daytime tv talk show (although "TUOL" believes that if President Richard Nixon didn't appear on Truth or Consequences, he should have).
President Obama appeared on The View in March 2008, when he was a U.S. Senator from Illinois. The gabfest's "Red White & View" episodes have been devoted to political discussion and have corralled a number of public officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, who appeared on the program last April.
President Obama will likely discuss the BP Gulf oil disaster and the economy among other topics, with co-hosts Joy Behar, Whoppi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Elizabeth "Did you bring a birth certificate?" Hasselbeck. The president may also apply his mediation skills to assist Whoppi and Sherri in apportioning the breakfast pastries.
President Obama is expected to enter onstage to the strains of "Hail to the Chief," which has View producers scrambling to come up with a different song to play when Barbara Walters saunters over to the couch.
Pray that it's not a slow news day.