Whoopi Goldberg canceled an appearance on The View because she was worried her comments would cause another political firestorm and distract from the Democratic National Convention, reports MSNBC.com.
The outspoken comedian was scheduled to appear on the ABC talk show Monday, but thought better of it because she didn't want her words to be used against the Democrats.
"Those comments she made last time made headlines," a source said, referring to off-color jokes about President Bush and Vice President Cheney. "It's inevitable that that whole thing would have been a topic of conversation on The View, and either that or something else Whoopi says - and of course, she's going to say what she thinks about Bush and it ain't pretty - would make headlines again. The Democrats just don't need that right now."
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