Phil Hendrie debuted on WTKK last night; he has described himself as a Democrat who isn’t all that fond
of today’s Dem politicians. Hendrie’s first bit was a mixture of a Brittney Spears song with some
of the air traffic controller conversations with Flight 93 on 9/11/01 (at one point, Cleveland Control
keeps trying to reach the pilots on the flight who had said that someone claimed to have a bomb
on board; they’re unsuccessful...by this time the plane had probably gone down in Shanksville, PA)
The message? Maybe “here we have Young Hollywood, celebutards, partying it up and 9/11 is just
an annoying thing from the past—oh yuk, they’re bringing it up again. Why can’t we just party, like,
y’know?” Then Hendrie had a segment where he talked to Bobbie Dooley and her husband Steve
who have protested against the war for years but were really upset at some of the peace protesters
who were interrupting Petreus at the Capitol...Bobbie said she was so upset at THAT that she turned
around and was now supporting the war.
Oh, for those not familiar with Hendrie, he (and maybe one other person) does all the voices. His
own...the “guests”...callers. It’s all a talk show spoof but has a point. It’s satire—which is not
just cheap laughs but humor with a point to get across.
Is he on the Right? Not totally. According to Wikipedia: “Hendrie is also adamantly pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, and pro-amnesty for illegal immigrants. At the same time, he is extremely supportive of the Iraq War as well as the War on Terror”