Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bill Cunningham on Hannity and Colmes

Below is the transcript of WLW Cincinnati's Bill Cunningham on Fox News' Hannity and Colmes:

HANNITY: Meanwhile sexual scandal spreading out to the Ohio gubernatorial race where democrat Ted Strickland mishandling the case of a former employee exposing himself to children. Republican candidate Ken Blackwell went as far as suggesting that strike land actually supported pedophilia by declining to vote yes on house legislation concerning adult child sex back in 1999. Joining us from the big one WLW Bill Cunningham back to talk with us. How are you?

BILL CUNNINGHAM: Sean Hannity, it's always great to be with you.

HANNITY: I will see you in Cincinnati tomorrow. Big question why don't you bring us to what's happening inside the state of Ohio because this issue is exploding.

CUNNINGHAM: As Alan Colmes may know several weeks ago information was given to me relative to the conduct of democratic congressman Ted Strickland, a few years back when he hired campaign manager gentleman who participated in behavior before school children in a school yard four to five times those were the times he was caught. When Ted Strickland was finally notified of this instead of firing the guy, what Alan Colmes good friend Ted Strickland said.

COLMES: I have never met him.

CUNNINGHAM: Keep him on the job. Alan and Sean after the election Ted Strickland flies off to the shores of Naples, Italy in order to enjoy a little fun with this 26-year-old boy toy. When this is going on, Ted Strickland and all democrats are claiming that if you knew mark Foley's situation might have known mark Foley, might have played tennis with him, resigned, Hastert, Boehner get out of office. I'm saying to Ted Strickland as is ken Blackwell as is Sean Hannity, if the same standard applies to Ted Strickland resign your democratic house seat. Quit the effort against ken Blackwell for governor and let the people have a real choice in this election.

HANNITY: Listen, Bill Cunningham, this is what's stunning about this, for 14 days in this country all we heard about was instant messages with mark
Foley, mark Foley, mark Foley, and all the indignation, shock, horror, outraged expressed by the democrat we go back and do history, jerry had sex not internet he can changes had sex with a page, he had got a standing ovation highly cold fronted committee position and loved why the democrats. We had the scandal with Bill Clinton, is he loved by the democrats. Barney Frank, loved by the Democrats. Now you are tell me here is an example far worse than what's being accused of Mark Foley, sounds to me this is the height of hypocrisy. How big an issue is this in Ohio in this important midterm election year?

CUNNINGHAM: In the Cincinnati enquirer this morning three inch headlines about Ted Strickland possibly being gay and showing bad judgment. If Ted Strickland can't run a three member office in his congressional delegation how does he run a state, the red state, Ohio, the buckeye state, the heart that beats America with 50,000 employees?

COLMES: Bill, this is really pathetic. You have a guy who is behind by double digits and out of desperation is he grasping at straws here, suggesting his opponent is gay, suggesting his opponent is a pedophile, there is absolutely no evidence of that be, and this is really sad what you and republicans in Ohio are doing out of desperation because you are going to lose a seat. It's really that they thick.

CUNNINGHAM: My friend, Alan Colmes the truth will set you free, what's good for the democrats is good for the republicans. What's good for the donkeys is good for the elephants. I would say to you Alan Colmes, if there was a republican congressman that had a campaign manager and an aid being paid for by your tax dollars performing masturbation acts in front of school kids and the congressman was notified, kept him on, promoted him and then flew off to Italy to enjoy a weekend, what would you do?

COLMES: It happened supposedly in 1994, if it happened. The person denied it happened. Compare this with the republican leadership in congress. Let me finish my point and i will give you a chance to respond. Compare this to the republican leadership in congress covering up, in fact urging mark Foley to run until he actually got caught with Ted Strickland a minister and psychologist.


COLMES: Convince people he is a pedophile is beneath the dignity of somebody like you.

CUNNINGHAM: Alan comments I'm a very dignified man. Is he not a pedophile but he has a sensitive blind spot when it comes to pedophilia because he voted with barney frank in a vote that was 335 to 0 to condemn pedophilia and not to support am in blah. Ted strict la and Barney Franks said absentia present not vote.

COLMES: Because that's because there was a line that said if you were a victim of child abuse you couldn't grow up to be a normal adult. He knew that wasn't true and couldn't be his name on t you have got to put -- some of which are objectionable.

CUNNINGHAM: Alan Colmes, you may not understand sitting there in your expensive studios in New York, but Ohio.

COLMES: very expensive.

CUNNINGHAM: Ohio is not New York. Kentucky is not San Francisco. Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana is the red heart that beat America. We don't put up with this stuff in the buckeye state. Ohio State is number one in football. Sean Hannity is number one in this market. I'll telling you right now.

COLMES: I thought you were, bill.

CUNNINGHAM: Ted Strickland has a hook out of his mouth and his eye we are going to bag him in three weeks because is he a hypocrite and democrat cannot do to mark Foley without the same thing being done to Ted Strickland.

HANNITY: The truth be told, the number one guy on the radio in Cincinnati is Bill Cunningham by far.

COLMES: You are great. You are better. No, you are better.

HANNITY: I will tell you tomorrow bill Cunningham is a great day in Sean Hannity's life because I'm going to be in Cincinnati and standings side by side with you and i can't wait to see you.

COLMES: What a great love fest this is.

CUNNINGHAM: God bless you Sean Hannity and god bless America.

HANNITY: God bless America and God bless this country my friend. You don't understand what it means, Mr. Colmes, you are supporting Mr. Strickland.

1 comment:

Tony in Texas said...

I saw the interview; it was great.

How many percentage points do you think this will be for Blackwell? I still think a lot of Blacks will vote for Ken but they'd never tell a pollster, pastor or priest.