If I’d pitched this story the day Carolla delivered his anti-OWS rant (in November), they’d have a) turned it down or b) taken it and not paid me.
So basically they went with b), but in their own special way:
I daresay it’s this mix of politically oblivious honesty and no desire to toe a party line that has made Carolla particularly attractive to Republicans right now. After spending months obsessively focusing on the stodgy likes of Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, they find a guy like Carolla — who’s sharp, funny, unrehearsed and hip to pop culture — a sight for bored eyes.
And it doesn’t hurt that Carolla is a walking pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-boostraps success story, having grown up with a single mother on welfare and food stamps. He held jobs in construction and as a boxing trainer before eventually making it as an entertainer.
PS: his first “Evening with Dennis Prager” sold out, so they’ve added a second show at 10:30.