Randi Rhodes is Wrong

05/25/2011 12:30 pm ET

Here we go again. Another radio talk show host in hot water. This time, my friend Randi Rhodes.

First of all, let me say, I'm a big fan. I listen to Randi whenever I can. She's a great broadcaster, and a passionate liberal. Day in and day out, nobody's a more effective critic of George W. Bush. And nobody's a more convincing supporter of Barack Obama.

But Randi went over the line in calling Hillary Clinton "a big f***ing whore." Sure, she's got a right to say it. But it was not right to say it, especially not right for someone who represents Air America and all of progressive radio.

Unfortunately, as I've learned on my radio show, too many Obama supporters don't understand that in order to love Barack Obama, you don't have to hate Hillary Clinton. They don't think it's good enough to build up Barack Obama. They think it's necessary to destroy Hillary Clinton, too.

And that's just wrong. Being passionately and enthusiastically for Barack Obama doesn't mean you have to say ugly things against Hillary Clinton. In fact, it's counter-intuitive. In politics, it's much more effective to be FOR somebody, than to be against somebody.

I hope Randi Rhodes is back on the air soon. But I also hope the personal attacks on Hillary Clinton cease.

Here's my suggestion to both Obama supporters and Clinton supporters: We're going to have to be together in November. So save your negative energy to use against John McCain.