Senate prez booted off conservative talk showby Dara Kam | June 1st, 2011
Senate President Mike Haridopolos is the big cheese in his chamber but apparently not so much on conservative talk show host Ray Junior‘s turf.
Junior cut short a telephone interview with Haridopolos, who is running for U.S. Senate in what could be a brutal GOP primary, because the Merritt Island Republican refused to answer whether he would vote for U.S. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget if elected.
As he did with The Palm Beach Post’s reporter George Bennett earlier this week, Haridopolos sidestepped questions about how he would vote on Ryan’s controversial spending plan.
Among the non-answers Haridopolos gave: “I’m not in the U.S. Senate but I am in the Florida Senate.”
After repeatedly asking Haridopolos to answer the question, an exasperated Junior wound up the interview.
“Get him off my phone. I don’t want anything to do with this guy. Get rid of him,” he told an aide.