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Senate prez booted off conservative talk show

by 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.

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11 Responses to “Senate prez booted off conservative talk show”

  1. Fred W. Says:

    Appliance Direct, the central Florida appliance chain that is embroiled in endless consumer complaints paid Mikey Haridopolos $60,000 a year for three and a half years as a consulting services, has filed for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection
    A subsidiary of Appliance Direct, Market Share Systems, since 2007 has paid Haridopolos $5,000 per month to advise Appliance Direct’s founder & known con artist Sam Pak, on economic, business and political matters.

    BUTT WAIT: The Rip Off Report paints a totally different story about Ole Sam the Con Man!

    APPLIANCE DIRECT Delivered Broken, Defective new Whirlpool Dishwasher Daytona Beach, Florida Author: Ormond Beach

    Florida Home & Garden: APPLIANCE DIRECT I purchased 3 appliances with extended warranties. They sold me 3 warranties in the amount of 350.00.

    I received a form letter from Bankers Waranty Group of Fl. stating that I had the service agreeeme

    Florida Department & Outlet Stores: Appliance Direct Used product, refurbed products, lack of ethics in management

    Sebastian Florida Author: Appliance Direct ripoff Not refunding money past 30 days Ft Myers Florida …After 15 calls finally got check !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Author: Lehigh Acres Florida APPLIANCE DIRECT WASHER BOUGHT & DELIVERED AS”NEW IN BOX” NOT NEW IT HAD BEEN WORKED ON

    RIPOFF ORLANDO Florida Author: Appliance Direct/Appliance Liquidators/scratch And Dent World fraud/selling used appliances from the manufacture to consumers Titusville/All Over Florida …

    Appliance Direct, Scratch And Dent World ripoff scam changed price at time of purchase Fort Myers Florida

  2. Fred W. Says:

    Nice Going Mikey…Ripping Off little Ole Ladies

  3. npgator Says:

    The funny thing is that any time you ask any politician a direct question they will find a way not to answer it.

  4. GOP Format Says:

    @npgator

    I do agree that many politiicans do this but the GOP since the TeaBaggers come onto the seen have taken it to a new level. Many of them won’t even put themself in a postion to answer any question unless they have one of their own ask the question. Take Angal in AZ and Palin.

  5. Eve Says:

    Kicked off because the radio guy wants Hasner as Senator. Plain and simple.

    Hasner is the typical Boca Raton jewish lawyer regurgitated in S FL for both political parties.

  6. Jim Says:

    Who the hell is Ray Junior??

  7. Searcher Says:

    At least the didn’t Take the 5th (Amendment) like Gov. P. Rick. If you don’t like what your party is doing, Say So. If you do like what they are doing, say so. If you don’t have an opinion either way on a MAJOR NEWS TOPIC, GO HOME!

  8. AK Says:

    Typical Republican jerk. With a background like his, who in the heck wants him in Washington? He can’t cut it here, so don’t send him there. Florida can do better.

  9. Jimbo Says:

    Haridopolos needs to have his career brought to an end. Any conservatives out there need to do everything possible to make sure he loses in the primary. We don’t want this guy anywhere near Washington. No on Haridopolos for US Senate.

  10. Joker Says:

    This was clearly a setup. However, how a candidate responds to a trick like this is telling on how he will respond on the trail. Mike H looked like a lightweight.

  11. Tony D Says:

    Here is the problem, the radio host is obviously supporting Hasner and is biased.

    But Mike should answer the question.

    I think both candidates are weak and neither will
    beat Nelson.

    Speaking of shady business deals, Rubio is a dirty dirty man. Get ready for some news to come out.

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