lou_dobbs.jpgI’m told that CNN yesterday had a heck of a time trying to find anyone in Hollywood or politics willing to go on air and disagree with David Geffen re the Hillary-Obama Drama. I understand that the many “names” who turned down the cable news network said virtually the same thing: they didn’t want to incur Geffen’s wrath and possible revenge by dissing him in public. Now that’s power. So, finally, CNN grabbed Robert Zimmerman, the Democratic National Committee member and a top Democratic fundraiser who is also a Hillary supporter. (I talked to him as well yesterday.) Here’s what happened on CNN’s Lou Dobbs:

ZIMMERMAN: OK. But I think there is a different issue here at stake, and that is the fact that obviously, we’ve all been through national campaigns. And many times, supporters get carried away. And in this case, comments made by David Geffen were obnoxious and vulgar and thoroughly inappropriate. And I think Senator Barack Obama should…

DOBBS: Bad David Geffen, bad!

ZIMMERMAN: There’s more at stake here that that the conduct of the supporters. I think Senator Obama shouldn’t beat Senator Clinton’s standard and simply ask — and certainly repudiate — certainly repudiate the comments David Geffen made. They were inappropriate, and they distract from the real issues.

ED ROLLINS, REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: My good friend Mr. Zimmerman is off the Hollywood, the A-list now. He certainly won’t be invited to any of Mr. Geffen’s parties…