May. 15th, 2009

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Michael Savage is upset. He's so upset that he's asking Hillary Clinton for help

Right-wing radio host Michael Savage makes Hillary Rodham Clinton a frequent target of his verbal barbs. Now he's asking the secretary of state for help.

Savage, recently banned from the United Kingdom for allegedly fostering extremism, asked Clinton in a letter to take up his cause.

"She's the secretary of state and I'm an American citizen," he said in a letter sent Wednesday by his lawyer. "Her new position requires her to represent the citizens of the U.S. and their interests."

On his show, he has referred to Clinton as a fraudulent huckster, a dangerous yokel and a race baiter.

A list released May 5 named Savage among 22 people banned from Britain, putting the radio host in the company of Russian gang members and some others accused of criminal offenses.

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Savage, who broadcasts are carried by nearly 400 stations, has repeatedly made the news by offending immigrants and minorities.

But that's no reason to be barred from entering a country and to be lumped in with terrorists, said Savage.

"Speech that is shocking, or whatever, is actually protected," he said.

Aw, Mikey. Bless your heart. While you don't appear to realize that the first amendment applies in America

On the October 9 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage declared that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is a "traitor" who "should be tried for treason, and when she's found guilty, she should be hung." Savage called Albright a "traitor" because he said she "went to North Korea" and "came back like [former British Prime Minister Neville] Chamberlain came back and said, 'Chancellor [Adolf] Hitler has told me he simply wants to take a little piece of territory.' " Savage, who also branded former Clinton national security adviser Samuel "Sandy" Berger a "traitor" and referred to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) as "Nancy Paleolosi, because ... [she] is living in the Paleolithic," added of Albright: "[W]hen she is hung, maybe the other quislings in our government will get the message that we're going to crack down on them."

you also don't seem to realize that it doesn't apply anywhere else.

See, England? Not the same country as this one is. We had a revolution. Also a tea party. I was sure you'd heard.

Anyway, the first amendment only (and only because you didn't have anything to say about it) protects speech here.

You may want to look for a new rationale. I'm guessing "because I totally said so" will work with anyone who was willing to take you seriously to begin with.

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