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Strange bedfellows: Michael Savage Donates to Democrats
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/16/06 | arual

Posted on 10/16/2006 12:52:56 PM PDT by arual

Strange bedfellows: It turns out that ultra-hot conservative talk show host Michael Savage is backing Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown for state attorney general. "What can I say? I think he'd make a great attorney general compared to the other guy. By the way, who is the other guy?'' Savage said, when asked why he chose Democrat Brown over conservative Republican Chuck Poochigian. Savage, whose rants can be heard locally on KNEW-AM, is backing up his hot talk with some hot money as well. Savage Productions, which lists Savage as president and his wife, Janet Weiner, as director, has donated $5,600 to Brown's campaign. "You have to make choices in an imperfect world,'' Savage said. "And this, this Machugian guy. (Like we said, it's Poochigian.) I never heard of him. I don't even know who he is." Poochigian has spent the past 12 years in Sacramento, first in the Assembly and now in the Senate. Doesn't impress the president of the Savage Nation. "Why bet on a horse that isn't going to win? Why throw your money into the garbage?'' So how did the best-selling author of "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder'' wind up backing a liberal once nicknamed "Governor Moonbeam"? "People change. He changed. He has experience,'' Savage said of Brown. "He started the Oakland military academy -- that was a good thing." And Brown's politics? "He's moved to the center, which is what this socialist state needs," Savage said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: damnedhypocrite; democrat; elections; fakeconservative; governormoonbeam; homosexuality; jerrybrown; michaelsavage; michaelweiner; michealsavage; moonbeam; poochigian; radio; rateshigherthanlevin; savage; strangebedfellows; weinernation
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To: elhombrelibre

I think Savage's audience is going to have a hard time with his homosexuality.

241 posted on 10/16/2006 7:33:42 PM PDT by Checkers
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To: packrat35

"Had people telling me for a while to check him out. Last year, while driving down to visit relatives, I stumbled on his show. First 15 minutes was going good, then he went to commercial. When he came back, he started off on a 10 minute long screamfest/tirade against President Bush that had no merit whatsoever. Just a prolonged personal attack. Changed the station and never went back.

I agree with you. He's a asshole."


242 posted on 10/16/2006 7:35:28 PM PDT by Checkers
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To: zbigreddogz
He's just playing a role.

Brown is a schmuck. Appointed the WORST supreme court judge, Rose Bird, that this state or any other has ever had.

The S.O.B. needs to stop sucking at the public teat and get a real job (Brown, not Savage)
243 posted on 10/16/2006 7:38:22 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, ATF and DEA)
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To: printhead; All

Chuckles was upset about the deal for cause his donor did not get to bid... There was nothing wrong about the deal...

244 posted on 10/16/2006 7:43:52 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Nancy you ignorant Slut!!!!!)
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To: Checkers

"Hard" time with homosexuality.


245 posted on 10/16/2006 7:54:15 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: RoadTest

"two masters degrees and a PhD"

from wikipedia...

"two Masters degrees in ethnobotany and anthropology from the University of Hawaii. Ph.D. from the University of California in Nutritional Ethnomedicine."

Immmmmpresive. LOL!

246 posted on 10/16/2006 8:21:30 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: gaijin
Savage featured Senator Charles SCHUMER of NY on his show not once but TWO times.

Because they happened to agree on the ports deal. That is probably the only time they hve agreed on anything and he has reamed Schumer on many occasions, but both of them were fighting hard against Dubai Ports, so they exchanged information about it. I heard those interviews; tehy wre interesting and informative.

247 posted on 10/16/2006 8:26:15 PM PDT by S.S. Monkeyface
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To: Dead Corpse
Michael's rants on "free market capitalism" show that at his core, he's as Authoritarian as any Socialist could ever want to be. Guy wouldn't know sound economic policy if it was beating him in the head with a pimento loaf.

That is true of many good conservatives. There is, unfortunately, a protectionist strain in our movement. Buchanan is another one.

248 posted on 10/16/2006 8:27:44 PM PDT by S.S. Monkeyface
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To: KevinDavis
Looks like you believe the media spin that things are going bad in Iraq.....

Things could be going better than they are. We need to try some different tactics to wint the war quickly before we really do get bogged down as the liberals wish us to be, such as bombing the you-know-what out of the Triangle of Death. That's wehre the terrrorists are congreagating.

To achieve vistory, first you must seek it.

249 posted on 10/16/2006 8:41:37 PM PDT by S.S. Monkeyface
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To: technomage
As we are now just weeks away from the election, the difference now is most Freepers realize that as bad as the Republicans have been on numerous subjects, it will be better to pinch our nose and vote Republican rather than allow the Dims to assume control.

Which Savage has said more than once or twice. But that doesn't mean the Republicans are doing a very good job on a lot of things.

< Yes, tehy'r better than Dimmycraps, but that is somewhat like being better than cancer. You can have a condition better than cancer and still be pretty sick.

250 posted on 10/16/2006 8:44:17 PM PDT by S.S. Monkeyface
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To: MeanWestTexan
the Dubai ports deal was much ado about nothing. It was a scam designed to make Bush bad by the liberals

Not to insult you, but that is "bot" thinking. Portgate was a national-security issue. it's posible to see it both ways, but Dubai, like many Muslim countries, harbors elements of Al Qaeda and he who controls the manifests controls the ports and what goes in and out of them. While some may have overstated the potential threat there, there certainly was a threat.

BTW, Hannity was on the same side of that issue as Savage. Only Rush defended it. Is Hannity a tool of the Democrats?

251 posted on 10/16/2006 8:48:53 PM PDT by S.S. Monkeyface
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To: MeanWestTexan
You can tell Savage fans are economic morons from the fact that those con-artist "gold coin" companies chose to so heavily advertise on his show.

I know it's ahrd for country-club Republicans to accept, but we'd be far better off in a gold-based economy and with a gold standard.

252 posted on 10/16/2006 8:51:19 PM PDT by S.S. Monkeyface
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To: tubebender
He singlehandedly setback construction for 50 years

Not without a little help from his friends. The infamous Adriana Gianturco.

Talk about set backs. Gianturco singlehandedly set back Italian-American relationships 20 years in California and just when the state was recovering from it's battle with Giannini's little nightmare, B of A.

253 posted on 10/16/2006 8:52:04 PM PDT by Amerigomag
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To: montag813
All I have heard is some competitive ribbing and ridicule about Rush being a BushBot.

Which isn't entirely fair, but Rush will defend Bush beyond the point where other conservatives such as Hannity will.

254 posted on 10/16/2006 8:52:56 PM PDT by S.S. Monkeyface
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To: NapkinUser
I support a wall on the border to slow down the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants if that is what you're going on about. Don't you?

A wall and an electrified barbed-wire fence, with a deep moat inbetween. Deportation of as many illegals as we can. A beefed-up Border Patrol and National Guard to catch those who are entering our country illegally. An ICE that actually wants to do its job. Stiff penalties on employers, actually enforced, including jail time. But instead, what the Administration wants to give us is the amnesty that dare not speak its name.

255 posted on 10/16/2006 9:01:08 PM PDT by S.S. Monkeyface
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To: Kirkwood
There are some scenarios that should be explored to change the way the war is being conducted in Iraq. It makes little sense to keep going down the road that we're going when it leads nowhere.

To achieve victory, first you must seek it. Are we seekign victory or are we usign the LBJ-McNamara strategy?

256 posted on 10/16/2006 9:04:21 PM PDT by S.S. Monkeyface
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To: Michael.SF.


He always struck me as being an opportunist,... especially when he does that whole "chosen by G-d schtick"! It's equal parts funny and annoying.

257 posted on 10/16/2006 9:04:42 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("I never gave anyone Hell. I simply told the truth and they thought it was Hell!" - Truman)
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To: GOP_1900AD
Sorry Savage, you are 100% wrong on this one.

But right on so many other things. Rush and Sean are wrong on occasion too. So are many others in our movement. What Savage does is say things that most conservaties wouldn't dare say. Sometimes he has me shaking my head, but most of the time I agree with him.

Borders, language, culture.

258 posted on 10/16/2006 9:07:45 PM PDT by S.S. Monkeyface
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To: Harrius Magnus
Savage is like Pat Buchanan: He's wrong a good portion of the time, really wrong. He's also an ignoramus regarding security and economics (as someone else said). When he is right, he can be as entertaining as anyone out there, IMO. I disagree that he is a faux conservative.

Savage and Buchanan are paleocons, mroe like unreconstructed Bob Taft conservaties. The rest of us are more "modern" Goldwater-Reagan conservatives. But I agree with Pat and Michael probably more often than I should.

259 posted on 10/16/2006 9:11:17 PM PDT by S.S. Monkeyface
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To: Dead Corpse

Savage's grasp of economic issues is like... well like... Aw hell, he has no grasp of economics whatsoever.

260 posted on 10/16/2006 9:16:24 PM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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