Specter Likes Rush, Defends Him
by Josh Orton, Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 10:10:13 AM EDT
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...
HS: You met with him?
AS: Yes I have
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.
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.