April 22nd, 2010
08:19 AM ET
5 years ago

Biden to appear on 'The View'

 Vice President Joe Biden will appear on ‘The View’ on Thursday.
Vice President Joe Biden will appear on ‘The View’ on Thursday.

New York (CNN) - Joe Biden checks in with the ladies on "The View" Thursday in an appearance that could spur some lively debate or another vice presidential gaffe.

"The Vice President's appearance is part of our 'Red, White & View' campaign, continuing our commitment to political guests and discussions," said a statement from Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie, executive producers of the show.

Fresh off the passage of the health care reform bill, and with his boss, President Barack Obama, in town to call on Wall Street to support his reform efforts for the financial sector, Biden should have plenty of fodder for the talk show.

The show's most conservative host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, might be expected to lock horns with Biden on any number of issues.

The then-senator first appeared on the show September 24, 2007 - during his bid for the White House - to promote his book "Promises To Keep: On Life and Politics."

In addition, the vice president will sometimes create his own unintentional controversies.

Biden was caught on TV dropping the f-bomb at the White House signing of the health care reform bill last month. "This is a big f-ing deal," he told Obama after announcing him at the podium.

And in a 2008 interview with Katie Couric, Biden likened the then-budding financial crisis to the market crash of 1929.

"Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened,'" the vice president said.

Unfortunately for Biden, FDR didn't become president until 1933.


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  1. Wanita

    What a joke.... They won't ask him any real questions they will handle him with kid gloves and giggle at his answers...That is the problem, these news outlets do not challenge this administration the coddle them. Nothing they say or do is wrong.

    April 22, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  2. dave

    Why in god's name would the vice president of the united states visit this loser of a show? Let's cronicle who hosts the show:

    – A blond conservative who spouts nonsense at every turn and shouts everyone down who doesn't agree with her.
    -An minor actress from 30 Rock who probably has no chance of a career when she eventually gets booted off that show.
    -A washed up old female journalist who was once famous but is now just ignored in every journalistic circle
    -A red haired so called comic who almost every episode gets toe to toe with the blond conservative about some nonsense that no one in the viewing public cares about.

    The only one anyone tunes in to see is Whoopi and she is getting old. If I was Biden I wouldn't get within 5 million feet of this show. What a waste of time!

    April 22, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
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