Three Cheers For Stephanie Miller!
Reported by Ellen - October 14, 2006 -
Cindy Sheehan was the leadoff scapegoat on Hannity & Colmes last night (10/13/06) as the show studiously avoided discussing any of the Republican scandals of the day: Representative Bob Ney pleading guilty to taking bribes, testimony that the House page overseer tried to stop Foley from emailing a Congressional page in 2005, or President Bush’s decision to campaign for Senator George “macacawitz” Allen (H/T Rachel Maddow) and Rep. Don “cheating choker” Sherwood next week. But radio talk show host Stephanie Miller hilariously hit right back at righties G. Gordon Liddy and Rich Lowry. She did it without being rude or malicious and she got in some great zingers about FOX News, too. With must-see video.
The context for bashing Sheehan was her claim that she is a finalist for a Nobel Peace Prize. But, Alan Colmes said during the introduction, her claim could not be confirmed.
With a smile, Miller told him, “I went to the source and then I went to AP who confirmed she was on the short list for Nobel nominees. It’s called journalism. FOX News might want to check into it sometime.”
Liddy took a predictable swipe at Sheehan and her supporters. “She has allowed her grief to addle her brain and she has been sort of pre-empted by the loonie left.”
Colmes was at the top of his game during the entire show. He told Liddy, “That’s a pretty cruel thing to say… It’s pretty meanspirited… I mean, the woman lost a son.”
Liddy said arrogantly, “I kindly attribute this foolishness that she engages in to her grief and I think I’m being kind.”
Colmes suggested to Miller that Sheehan may be a better choice for a peace prize than President Bush.
Miller replied that Sheehan, who has actively campaigned for peace, is a better candidate than Henry Kissinger. “She has the moral authority. She sacrificed something in this war. She gave her son. What did the people who are criticizing her give?”
Lowry, subbing for Sean Hannity, was completely stymied in his attempt to trap Miller with gotcha questions.
The best line of the show, one that sent me howling with laughter, was when Miller told Lowry, “Unlike some of these fake Nobel-prize winning doctors you guys have had on here during the Terri Schiavo thing, she was actually nominated by someone that was qualified.”
Miller went on to blithely out-argue Lowry and Liddy on why staying the course is not working and she was able to do it in less than 15 seconds. “Look, if someone invaded our country and said we had weapons of mass destruction and we didn’t, do you think Americans would try to kick them out? Rich, the vast majority of Iraqis want us out of their country!”
Miller is a News Hounds top dog again!