It would be nice to think that the FCC's decision to declare The Howard Stern Show a news program (so Stern can interview Arnold Schwarzenegger without having to offer equal time to the candidates) could lead to an embarrassing, sex-saturated chat in which Schwarzie sinks his own candidacy while Howard eggs him on.
I strongly doubt that will happen.
Stern, despite his reputation as an insult comedian who has nothing but disrespect for power, tends to swoon in the presence of A-list stars, and the rest of his crew does the same.
The author of this Stern fan page describes an appearance by Schwarzie a couple of months ago:
A-List Superstar, Arnold Schwarzenegger comes in to promote T3. Howard and Robin kiss his ass a little about how great he looks for being 55. There's a part in the movie, just like the first 2, where he shows up from the future butt-naked. They're talking about Lou Ferrigno mentioning yesterday on the phone that he could probably beat Arnold in a posedown. Robin doesn't think so.
Insults? Nah -- Schwarzie is a Hollywood god, so Stern just lets him hold forth:
Arnold started talking about how bad his $30 million dollar deal for T3 was....He said he's not gonna see any of that $30 million, his wife is is spending. Then of course he back pedaled and said it was a joke, but you gotta believe that to be true. He said not only don't his kids have TV's in their rooms, they're not even allowed to watch TV during the week! ...
Schwarzie's too cool to insult, even if insulting him would be entertaining radio. A nerd is on hand for that purpose:
Loser intern wore an Arnold S. t-shirt to the show in honor of his appearance on the show today. The shirt says "Vote for Arnold or he'll kick your ass". Wannabe stand-up comedian with no personality. He's a Dork. They're thinking of ways to torture him in order to meet Arnold.
...The loser intern in the t-shirt came in and got goofed on. His one question he got to ask his idol was "Did you want to say Hasta la vista baby?". Arnold actually answered it with a valid response....
Stern interviewing Schwarzie is going to be a campaign contribution.