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article imageBill Maher wishes Elizabeth Warren would take on Hillary Clinton

By John Presta     Sep 12, 2014 in Politics
Washington - The host of HBO's popular show, "Real Time with Bill Maher," has been promoting his show's season premier this week and caused a stir. Maher told Charlie Rose he wants Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run and defeat Hillary Clinton, among other taboo subjects.
Maher told Rose in his discussion about Warren, "Love her. Absolutely. Wish she would run. She would be absolutely my preference above Hillary." Maher also expressed this wish he has about President Barack Obama, "I would love it if his economic policy was more like Elizabeth Warren's."
If not Hillary Clinton, then who? Last May, Maher suggested Hillary Clinton should select Warren as her running mate for 2016, forming what he termed a “granny ticket.” Maher left open the possibility of voting for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, telling The Hill's Judy Kurtz, “Rand Paul is an interesting candidate to me. Rand Paul could possibly get my vote.”
Maher added, “I wouldn’t say leaning, but I would say for the first time in a long time I’d be considering the Republican product. I might choose their toothpaste when I’m in the aisle.”
Maher has certainly been busy this week, having appeared on CBS's Late Night with David Letterman, MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Mathews and Bloomberg's Charlie Rose Show. Along the way, he has stirred up quite a fuss with these remarks, which after all, is the idea. The purpose of the appearances is the promotion of Maher's springing back into action on his shows's resumption of its 12th season, with a "one-two punch."
In fact, Bill Maher does double duty on HBO Friday, with 'Real Time' followed by a live standup special, so his loyal fans would get double the pleasure.
From his show's Los Angeles home base, he travels to Washington, D.C., for a special live hour at 9 p.m. EDT from Sidney Harman Hall. His scheduled interview guests will be U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Seinfeld, and, as his round-table panelists, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and NBC News' Andrea Mitchell.
Maher will announce the "winning loser" of his season-long "Flip a District" segment, an initiative to nominate their favorite House of Representatives member to be voted out of office in November. The Maher endorsement, or in this case non-endorsement, could make the difference in November.
Following his regular show, Maher will run across the way and go straight into the evening's second act. at the Warner Theatre several blocks away, for a live stand-up special titled, "Bill Maher: Live From D.C.," at 10 p.m. EDT.
Maher could possibly cover the usual controversial topics, such as the aforementioned Elizabeth Warren wish, Rand Paul for president, the midterm elections, income inequality, pot, the Republican psyche, the Pope and atheism and why he believes that tattoos are stupid.
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