Did Imus Just Threaten To Ban All Democrats From His Show If They Don't Support Lieberman?

IMUS-No-Democrats.jpg Imus wasn't too happy with the Democrats that supported Joe Lieberman before he lost the primary. Most of them are now getting behind Lamont because-- he won and is the Democratic nominee now.

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IMUS: …and so did Dodd. But what I-I had decided to do, I think, Charles, is to ban everybody…every Democrat, of which unfortunately too many of our guests are any way. To ban them…ahhh, from the program, for turning their back on Lieberman.

McCORD: Yeah, understood. It's a shame.

IMUS: Uh, but now we…

BERNARD McGUIRK: We'll have to start taking phone calls from listeners, if we ban Democratic politicians. [laughter]…

IMUS: Well….

McGUIRK: …that, that bailed on Lieberman. Like Harold Ford. Who hasn't bailed on him is the question.

IMUS: Well, they ALL bailed on him. But what we'll also…I mean, we have a lot of information about—uh, and maybe we can even dig up some old footage on Chris Dodd, who's trying to run for President, and a bunch of other people and uh, you know, this could get ugly.

McCORD: Oh, absolutely.

IMUS: Couldn't it?

McCORD: It could get brutal.

McGUIRK: Oh, Dodd'll be back on board in no time flat.

IMUS: I mean, I think—trust me, I mean—you know, adhering to the will of the people…I mean, that STUPID August 8th primary in Connecticut in which a couple hundred thousand people voted…

McCORD: Yeah…

IMUS: …doesn't…I mean, to just bail on Lieberman like that is …

McCORD: Based on that….

IMUS: ….you'd expect somebody like that Bill's fat, evil wife, Satan…

McCORD: Mmm hmmm…

IMUS: …to bail or some of those other people. Um, I'd be very disappointed if Harold Ford, Jr. bailed on him.

McGUIRK: Dodd will make Christie Brinkley's husband seem like an altar boy if we start…revealing all the stuff from his past.

IMUS: Uh, I mean the stuff we have on him…he'd better come to his senses quickly…


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McGUIRK: [laughter]

IMUS: Don't you think?

McGUIRK: You should have just toed the line, Senator. [laughter]

This is probably Imus's tongue-in-cheek humor to support his good buddy Lieberman, but then they started talking about secrets they might have against Chris Dodd if he doesn't get on board. It's his show so he can invite anyone he wants to come on, but it's pretty lame stuff indeed.

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