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I See Your Shuster and Raise You an Imus

Media Matters is not happy with the latest Don Imus skit:

On the February 13 edition of Imus in the Morning, during a segment referred to as the second episode of “Imus in the Morning Radio Theater on the Air,” regular guest, comedian, and impersonator Rob Bartlett played the character of “former president Billy Clayton” and left a message for “Kelsey Clayton,” his daughter. During the message, Billy Clayton referred to “this pineapple-eatin’ [Borat] Ohana” and asked Kelsey Clayton to “campaign for” her mother — Hailey Clayton, a “New York Senator” and “onetime front-runner for the Democratic nomination” — and “have sex with” delegates.
In character as “Billy Clayton,” Bartlett said:

Hello, Puddin’ Pop? It’s Daddy. Listen, Love Bug, Mommy and me need you to do us a favor. If she’s ever gonna beat this pineapple-eatin’ Ohana, we need you to campaign for her, help her get some delegates. Now, I want you to understand that we don’t want to exploit you. We don’t want you buying them drinks or taking them to dinner or getting them gifts. We just want you to have sex with them.

Well, there goes the Imus-moderated debate on ABC Radio.

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