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Why Obama did 'The View'

Why would President Obama choose to go on ABC's "The View" — becoming the first sitting U.S. president to appear on a daytime talk show — when the country is at war and the economy is gasping for air? New York Daily News columnist Michael Daly wrote that he "found it a touch surreal that at a time when other Marine pilots are dying, four Marine helicopters and a small army of cops and secret service agents were being mobilized so Obama could dish with Barbara 'Wawa' and then hit some fat cats up for more than $30,000 a plate. Even so, we ultimately have only ourselves to blame. You can be sure that Obama would act accordingly if we stayed focused on what is most pressingly important, if we did not act as if the whole war were some secret we had no desire to know."