Rendell Slams Obama for Appearance on “The View”

He compares it to Jerry Springer (ouch). Plus: Let us now praise Domonic Brown, Arlene Ackerman's outrageous salary, and more of what Philly is talking about this morning

The Domonic Brown Era Begins. And it looks pretty darn bright: The Phils’ heralded rookie, just called up from the minors, went 2 for 3 with two RBIs last night as the Phillies beat the D’Backs. Bring on the Brown bobbleheads! [Daily News]

Ackerman Pulls In $325,000 Per Year. The head of the Philly school district makes way more than schools chiefs in LA, New York and Chicago. Phil Goldsmith nails her and the rest of of her overpaid team. [Daily News]

Rendell Slams Obama for Appearance on “The View.” Says Ed, who compares “The View” to Jerry Springer: “I think there should be a little bit of dignity to the presidency.” [Associated Content]

The Times on Condi & Aretha. The weirdest musical pairing, um, ever gets reviewed by the New York Times. On Condi: “Entirely respectable for someone whose day job lay elsewhere.” So there. [NY Times]

Pa. Pulls In $1.1 Billlion From Casinos. That was the total tax take in 2009 for the commonwealth, which gets 55 cents out of every dollar plopped into a slot machine (in Nevada the state gets 8 cents out of every dollar). [WHYY]

Comcast’s Profits In Second Quarter: $884 Million. But that’s actually down from the second quarter last year, when they pulled in $967 million. [Paid Content]