On Monday’s Joy Behar Show, when the topic of Chelsea Clinton’s upcoming wedding came up during a panel discussion, host Behar found it "ironic" and "over the top" that the Clinton family are spending $2 million on their daughter’s wedding, comparing it to the $100,000 spent by former President Bush on daughter Jenna’s wedding. After comedian Judy Gold noted the $2 million price tag, Behar responded: "I know, and, you know, George Bush spent only $100,000 on Jenna`s wedding."
Gold took a shot at Bush suggesting that he would have spent more if he could have made it taxpayer-funded: "Yeah, well, if he could have found a way for us to pay for Jenna`s wedding, he would have done that, okay, he likes to spend other people`s money."
Behar continued: "I mean, $2 million, doesn`t that sound like a little over the top, $2 million for one day," and soon added, "I mean, you know, it's ironic."
Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Monday, July 26, Joy Behar Show on HLN:
JOY BEHAR: Okay, speaking of weddings, Chelsea Clinton is going to be getting married. And she`s reportedly getting married this Saturday and she`s inviting President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Streisand. Did you get your invitation?
JUDY GOLD, COMEDIAN: Well yes, there is 400 people who are very close relationship with Chelsea. Come on.
BEHAR: Barbara Streisand is a friend of Bill Clinton.
GOLD: I heard they`re taking all references to faithfulness out of the vows.
BEHAR: No, no, come on.
GOLD: No, I just made that up.
BEHAR: No one will wear a blue dress. You know that. ... Sarah has a spinning class with Chelsea, right?
SARAH BERNARD, HOST OF THE THREAD: She does go to my spinning class.
BEHAR: So what does she, tell us.
BERNARD: She`s a great spinner.
GOLD: Oh, God.
BEHAR: Like her father. He could spin it, too.
BERNARD: I was so impressed with her. She does seem like a really normal person. But you know what`s really funny about this. One of the news items that broke this week is that all the other weddings, these poor girls that have also planned their weddings, now no one’s going to be able to drive to other weddings because the secret service and everybody is going to be basically having the town in lockdown. I kind of feel bad.
BEHAR: Well, that`s what happens, you know.
GOLD: And then he’s spend, it`s $2 million.
BEHAR: I know, and, you know, George Bush spent only $100,000 on Jenna`s wedding.
GOLD: Yeah, well, if he could have found a way for us to pay for Jenna`s wedding, he would have done that, okay, he likes to spend other people`s money.
BEHAR: I mean, $2 million, doesn`t that sound like a little over the top, $2 million for one day.
GOLD: Two million is a lot, but there`s only one kid. They only have one kid.
BEHAR: So what? So do I.
DEE SNIDER, GROWING UP TWISTED: Write them a check, man. We told our kid, forget the big wedding. Here`s a check. ...
BEHAR: I mean, you know, it’s ironic. No, no, they want it all, you know, but these are two public servants who are now spending two million on their kid. Okay, thanks, everybody.