Specter Likes Rush, Defends Him

While in New York City raising money for his tough re-election, the PA Senator sat for an in-studio interview with Howard Stern on his Sirius satellite radio show this morning. Specter's been on Stern's show before - and the two clearly get along well.

But Stern clearly loathes Limbaugh...and when asked about him, Specter has nothing but good things to say about Rush.


Howard Stern: Are you OK with Limbaugh? You like him?

Arlen Specter: Do I like Rush Limbaugh?

HS: Limbaugh, yeah

AS: Yeah, I like him

HS: You do...

AS: Yeah

HS: You met with him?

AS: Yes I have

(crosstalk)

HS: He's a crackpot? He's an enemy of the country.

AS: (laughing) Uh, no, he's not. He's expressing his opinion.

...

HS: Senator, wait a second. In all seriousness. He wants the president to do poorly? Listen, I never voted for Bush, but I always wanted to see him do well. I'm an American. I want my president to be successful. Who says 'I don't want my president to do well?' That's anti-American!

AS: Well I haven't heard Rush Limbaugh say that. But there's a lot of talk which is provocative.

HS: Yes

AS: There's a lot of comment - you fellas, and I know this doesn't apply to you Howard, probably doesn't apply to Rush, but some of these talk show guys want to attract an audience. And the more provocative, the more audience, the more ratings, the more money.

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Re: Specter Likes Rush, Defends Him

Because the right wing is getting nuttier individuals seem to be confusing Specter with a moderate.  Arlen Specter has NEVER been a moderate - he is one of the foundations of the radicalization of the Republican party.  

by jrsygrl 2009-04-07 11:27AM | 0 recs
The Pope of the Republican Party....

When Rush leaves the mortal coil, will they have an election, and white smoke will come out of the smokestack of the EIB broadcasting system?

The guy is bloody infallable, sending out his papal decrees to the huddled dittos...

Pope Rushbo the First, all Republicans must kneel and kiss the papal ring!

by WashStateBlue 2009-04-07 01:11PM | 0 recs
Re: The Pope of the Republican Party....

Oh, it's the ring you're supposed to kiss! From the (R) behavior, I thought it was another, rather large, part of his anatomy.

by antiHyde 2009-04-07 04:12PM | 0 recs

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