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Tuesday, December 16, 2003

An interview with Dennis Miller

I've always enjoyed his comedy and rants, I even liked him as an announcer on Monday Night Football. He's got a new show starting January 26 on CNBC, here's part of what he had to say in an interview with Time Magazine:
Q: Your politics have drifted right in recent years. How come?
A: I'm left on a lot of things. If two gay guys want to get married, I could care less. If a nut case from overseas wants to blow up their wedding, that's when I'm right. (Sept. 11) was a big thing for me. I was saying to liberal America, "Well, what are you offering?" And they said, "Well, we're not going to protect you, and we want some more money." That didn't interest me.

Q: Who in politics inspires you?
A: George Bush. He's been dealt an amazingly heavy hand of cards here, and I think he's doing his best ... Bush had the balls to start something that's not gonna be finished in his lifetime. The liquidation of terrorism is not gonna happen for a long time. But to take the first step? Ballsy.

Q: Explain how the war in Iraq makes sense to you as a response to 9/11.
A: Like there's no chance that the secular state of Iraq and Islamic fundamentalists cohabitate? They both think we're Satan. How about that as a nice point of departure for them car-pooling? I wish there was a country called al-Qaedia that we could have invaded, but there wasn't. (Saddam was) the only one who had a home address.
I think it is often overlooked, especially by the rank and file of his political opponents, how well of a job Bush is doing especially considering the circumstances he was dealt. More on this later.

I'm looking forward to Dennis Miller's new show.


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