Hollywood Patriot? Joy Behar Salutes Susan Sarandon for Taking a Stand Against John McCain

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity & Colmes," June 6, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: Oscar-winning actress and liberal mouthpiece, Susan Sarandon, well, she's no fan of Senator John McCain. Now, she recently told a British newspaper that "if McCain gets in, it's going to be very, very dangerous. It's a critical time, but I have faith in the American people. If they prove me wrong, I'll be checking out a move to Italy. Maybe Canada. I don't know. We're at any abyss."

Well, "The View's" Joy Behar seems to agree. Take a listen to Joy:


JOY BEHAR, CO-HOST, ABC'S "THE VIEW": Susan and her husband, Tim Robbins, are two of the most patriotic Americans that we have in the media. And they stuck their neck out in the beginning when it was very unpopular to speak out against the war and against the Bush administration.


HANNITY: Joining us now for reaction is radio talk show host Kirby Wilbur with KVI in Seattle and Newsday columnist Ellis Henican is here with us.

Watch Sean and Alan's interview with Ellis Henican and Kirby Wilbur

Guys, good to see you.

KIRBY WILBUR, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Sean, good to see you.

HANNITY: Good to see you, my friend.

WILBUR: Good to see you, Sean.

HANNITY: Listen, I'm going to tell Susan Sarandon right now if you promise never to come back, I will -- I will charter a private jet, and you can go in style to the country of your choice. That's a promise.

WILBUR: I'm ready right here. Gold card. I'll pay for it, OK? -- One way.

HANNITY: But she's got to promise not to come back. Alec Baldwin -- she can take Alec Baldwin with her, one way. But she's got to promise not to come back.

ELLIS HENICAN, POLITICAL ANALYST: Conservatives obviously have a lot of money. Gold cards and charter jets. Those tax breaks you all get.

HANNITY: How dare we work for ourselves? How dare we think we're independent?

WILBUR: How dare we love our country? Aren't these guys so...


HENICAN: Here's what I don't get. The same thing that she said is John McCain is actually what you're saying about Barack Obama.

WILBUR: No, no. Not the same move, Alan.

HENICAN: Very, very dangerous. Very conservative.

HANNITY: I'm going to stay here and defend America.

WILBUR: You know, we get criticized for questioning the patriotism of the left.


WILBUR: Here's the difference. I would never leave my country. You can elect the most radical left, most inexperienced president ever, in Barack Obama. I will never leave my country. I was born in America, I live in America, I'll die in America. I will never leave my country.

HANNITY: If all these liberals believe this, they always say it but then they never do it. So Ellis, if that's how she feels, Senator McCain wins.


HANNITY: She should go.

HENICAN: Absolutelly. We don't require that people remain in America. But you might have noticed there are people outside who are trying to come in for some reason.

HANNITY: Susan Sarandon...

HENICAN: First, you want to throw these people out.

WILBUR: We want them here legally. I want Susan -- here is my card, Susan.

HANNITY: Can I have that number, by the way?


HENICAN: Alan, why are these guys so rattled at something some movie stars...?

ALAN COLMES, CO-HOST: Can I borrow that card? Sean they are threatening to leave the country not us.

HENICAN: Why would anybody care what they say? It rattles you guys. It rattles you.

HANNITY: No, no. Let me just warn everybody. If Barack Obama becomes the president, Kirby Wilbur, Sean Hannity, and a lot of other Americans are going to stand up and fight for the change, "change" that we believe in.

WILBUR: That's right.

HANNITY: And if he tries to raise taxes, nationalize health care, pull out of Iraq, we're going to be there as the loyal opposition.

HENICAN: Here's the reality. For whatever reason God seldom bestows beauty and brains in the same person. Right?

HANNITY: Is that your analysis?

HENICAN: Some of us have to get along with neither one of them.

WILBUR: Or a good makeup artist.

HENICAN: The notion that my conservative friends get so rattled and upset.

COLMES: Let me point out -- let me point out very quietly...


COLMES: ... on this very program, your good friend, Dick Morris, said if Hilary's elected president, he will leave the country.

HANNITY: Well, she's not getting elected.

COLMES: Maybe she'll be elected as vice president. We don't know. He did say that. Nobody said you're un-American.

HENICAN: Nobody cares.

WILBUR: You know what? I'll pay for Dick's ticket, too, if he'll leave and not come back.

COLMES: Isn't dissent the highest form of patriotism?

WILBUR: Dissent is not leaving the country, Alan. Dissent is staying and fighting for your country.

COLMES: What Joy Behar was talking about is when you are going against a popular president at the time, when you're saying things against the government at the time, right after 9/11,

HENICAN: Unpopular things...

COLMES: ...you're expressing unpopular points of view at a time when it's unpopular, I think it takes some guts and courage to stand up, especially after 9/11, to a government that was being abrasive.

HENICAN: And nobody -- nobody ever called you guys unpatriotic. Nobody ever did that.

WILBUR: Because I would never leave this country, Ellis.

HENICAN: Nobody ever did that.

WILBUR: I wouldn't leave my country. I would never leave my country.

HANNITY: I've never called anybody unpatriotic. I said wrong, reckless, irresponsible.


HANNITY: ... they've emboldened our enemies.

COLMES: Hold on. The fact of the matter is hat we have had our patriotism questioned in one way, either subtly or not so subtly.

HANNITY: By who?

COLMES: People say -- even Joe Lieberman said, you know, we shouldn't be questioning the truth. We should not be questioning the war.

HANNITY: Who? Who? Who's questioning your patriotism?

COLMES: We shouldn't be questioning the war, shouldn't be...

HANNITY: Who? Who? Who?

COLMES: Joe Lieberman said it. You can't hear me because I can't shout.

WILBUR: I know, Alan, but did we ever...

HANNITY: He's going to tell us who.

COLMES: First of all, Joe Lieberman questioned whether or not we should be disagreeing with the war at a time when people are...

WILBUR: He's a Democrat.

COLMES: He might as well be a Republican who's a McCain supporter.

WILBUR: He's a liberal Democrat.

COLMES: He's not a liberal Democrat.

WILBUR: Sure he is.

COLMES: He might as well be a Republican.

WILBUR: He's right on one issue. He's right on one issue. Even a broken clock's right twice a day. He's right on one issue.

COLMES: Broken clock supporting your candidate, John McCain.

HENICAN: If these guys are willing to vow right now that they will disavow that anti-patriotic talk that suggested...

HANNITY: Who? Give me the names.

HENICAN: Let's start right now. Will you take that vow?

WILBUR: Who does it, Ellis? Who?

HENICAN: Every single...

WILBUR: Ellis, I don't question your patriotism. I don't question Alan.

HENICAN: Let's start with Michael Savage.

HANNITY: We've got to run.

COLMES: We've got to run. All right.

WILBUR: Hey, Susan and Tim, here's my card, let me know!

COLMES: Thank you very much.

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