Cunningham on Democratic women: "[A] lot of women who are single are vulnerable; they need like a daddy government to keep an eye on them"

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On the October 29 broadcast of his show, radio host Bill Cunningham stated: "Traditionally, we think of women as Democratic voters because a lot of women who are single are vulnerable; they need like a daddy government to keep an eye on them."

As Media Matters for America documented, on the October 27 broadcast of his radio show, Cunningham claimed that "[a]mong the so-called noble poor in America ... [b]irth control is not used so illegitimate children can be brought into the world, so the mom can get more checks in the mail from the government."

Talkers Magazine lists Cunningham among its "Heavy Hundred," which it describes as the "100 most important radio talk show hosts in America." Cunningham's weekend show, Live on Sunday Night, it's Bill Cunningham, is syndicated nationally by Premiere Radio Networks.

From the October 29 broadcast of Clear Channel's The Big Show with Bill Cunningham:

CUNNINGHAM: You have a great column up, and one sentence caught my eye.

MICHELLE EASTON (Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute founder and president): Which one?

CUNNINGHAM: Says "government decisions about what children are taught, how the house is financed, how mom selects health care and if she can own a gun or protect her family or to hunt have changed mothers' concerns." Traditionally, we think of women as Democratic voters because a lot of women who are single are vulnerable; they need like a daddy government to keep an eye on them. But you see something different with Sarah Palin.

EASTON: That's right. I mean, she is such an inspiration to many conservative women because she, by her life, shows that it's very important for women, even women who love their families and are traditional in their marriage, to be looking out for this encroachment of government and to be active in fighting against it.

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