Comedian, U.S. President Share Views On Mel Gibson

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How should Mel Gibson repent? What can he do to make up for the Jewish insults he hurled around like matzah balls last week?

Comedian Joy Behar (left) has one idea.

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On The View, Behar said that Gibson "needs to be welcomed into the Jewish community by a public circumcision."

Behar also expressed doubt that Gibson's recent apology will result in any significant change in him as a person.

"People like him have it in them to just hate," she said.

Earlier this week, Barbara Walters had said she'd never see another Gibson movie again -- and says that his second apology hasn't changed her mind.

We're sure a third and fourth are also forthcoming. The man is really sorry! But Mel should remain on the lookout when Rosie O'Donnell joins the program. She probably has a koosh ball or two to shoot his way.

Everyone's talking about Mel this week -- even the President has gotten involved. At a press conference in the White House press room today (the last one before the West Wing room undergoes a complete remodeling), George W. Bush was asked whether Gibson deserved forgiveness.

According to, it wasn't clear who specifically posed that ethical quandary, but it came from the general vicinity of veteran newsman Sam Donaldson, who Bush chided.

"Is that Sam Donaldson? Forget it, you're a has-been. We don't have to answer has-been's questions," the President joked.

The press corps, understandably, got quite a kick out of the whole thing.

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