The Stern vote
: Howard Stern spent the last few years singing George Bush’s praises but Bush has lost him and here’s the killer blow: Over vacation, Howard bought Al Franken‘s book and loved it. “If you read this book, you’ll never vote for George Bush,” he said.
Before you go off on a Frankenfest, that’s not the point. Bush lost Stern in part because of what he confesses is a self-serving issue: threats of censorship from the FCC. But it’s more than that; Stern said it’s also about forbidding stem-cell research and trying to forbid abortion. Stern said Bush is a religious fanatic, “a Jesus freak.” And, Stern said lately, it’s about the economy; it’s about jobs.
Stern didn’t say much about Kerry; he didn’t mention Edwards. But he said he has become an anybody-but-Bush voter.