On the June 5 broadcast of San Francisco radio station KSFO's The Lee Rodgers & Melanie Morgan Program, co-host Lee Rodgers said that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's "spike-heeled boots" make her look "like the hostess at an S&M parlor." The remark came during a conversation with conservative commentator and former H.W. Bush official Jed Babbin, who screamed on air when Rodgers mentioned a rumor that possible Republican presidential candidate and former Sen. Fred Thompson (TN) is considering Rice as a running mate.
From the June 5 broadcast of KSFO's The Lee Rodgers & Melanie Morgan Program:
RODGERS: By the way, the other day, we did a few minutes on the air with a guy -- the Nashville broadcaster who did the first political book of the season on Fred Thompson -- and he said one of the names under consideration as a possible running mate is Condi Rice.
BABBIN: (screams) Ahhhhh!
RODGERS: Oh my God! Oh, please.
TOM BENNER (aka "Officer Vic"): Oh dear!
BABBIN: (screams) Ahhhhhh!
RODGERS: Geez. No, with --
OFFICER VIC: Heart attack on the air, live!
RODGERS: Yeah. Fred, for god sakes, don't even think about it.
BABBIN: Yeah, please.
RODGERS: The woman has morphed into Madeline Halfbright and in those spike-heeled boots of hers, she looks like the hostess at an S&M parlor. We don't -- no.
BABBIN: No, it's -- it's not even any of those things. The fact is she has kind of morphed into "Madeline the short" and the fact is that the best thing that we could do was -- would be to put pretty much everybody, other than a couple of my favorites, on the shelf out of the Bush administration. I keep telling you, the only way to win guys, Rumsfeld/Bolton in '08.