obama scout 397x224 Obama Missing Historic Boy Scout Jamboree for Fundraisers, 'View' Taping

Published July 27, 2010; | FoxNews.com

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. 

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  1. Dean says:

    Just another slap in the face to a classic American institution/value. One of many similar insults to the what we hold dear as a people. No other person holding the office of the President of the United States would miss out on the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America to “star” on that untra left-wing show. May God have mercy on us.

  2. Agree also.. says:

    Our country cannot take 2 1/2 more years of this. He has already basically destroyed it in 1 1/2 years. Well, one thing, he is doing what he set out to do. People open your eyes.

  3. Darcy says:

    To say I am disappointed is an understatement. My son just achieved Eagle Rank, a culmination of years of community service, leadership and personal development, all with the overlay of being an upright person and good American Citizen. He and over 40,000 young scouts looked forward to seeing their President, ESPECIALLY on this important 100th Anniversary. If it is an issue about the gay policy, discuss it with the leadership, but don’t take it out on the young people who look up to him, and don’t show your displeaure this way, on this important Anniversary. If it is simply a scheduling oversight, then SHAME ON YOU for missing this.

  4. Not Surprised says:

    The Scouts embody everything that this president and his administration abhor, so why is anyone surprised.

  5. Dan says:

    This is the most “historic” president in history. What a jerk.

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