Radio shock jock Howard Stern says actor Bradley Cooper has agreed to join his 2024 ticket when he runs for president.
Stern said on his SiriusXM show on Wednesday that after he announced his run two days before, Cooper texted his congratulations. That’s when Stern asked the “A Star Is Born” actor if he’d serve as his vice president.
“He said yes, so my search is over,” Stern said. “This guy is gonna bring in the female vote like you wouldn’t believe.”
Now, Stern, 68, is most likely joking. But he has dabbled in politics before. Back in 1994, Stern ran for New York governor as a libertarian. But he bailed after being required to reveal his personal finances.
Stern blasted Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday and vowed to run for president after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“Party like it’s 1959,” Stern said on his SiriusXM show, mocking the 6-3 decision as being behind the times.
“I hope they roll it all the way back to slavery and then they slap him on a plantation,” said co-host Robin Quivers, who, like Thomas, is black.
Both hosts pointed out that Thomas, nominated by a Republican, is married to a white woman, which was illegal before the high court’s 1967 ruling in the case of Loving v. Virginia.
“The whole mess we’re in with that lightweight, Clarence Thomas, who’s been sitting there like Darth Vader, dormant, waiting for other kooks to join the Supreme Court and waiting and waiting through the decades,” Stern said.
Stern said he might run for president to do away with the Electoral College, pointing out that Democrat Hillary Clinton got more popular votes in the 2016 presidential election than Donald Trump. He said that allowed Trump to appoint “deranged” Supreme Court justices that deliver rulings contrary to public majority opinion.
“This is Trump’s legacy. I hope he’s happy. Back-alley abortions,” Stern said. “The country is not bad. This Taliban government that has gotten in, is by the minority.” Again, he’s apparently unaware that Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress.
“Do you want to start regulating the bedroom?” Stern said Monday. “We were past all this and we still are.”
Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent for a national newspaper. He was also the a.m. editor of the Drudge Report for four years. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.