What Happened to Dennis Miller?
I just read that Dennis Miller has been hired by Fox News to join the Hannity and Colmes show this fall. He will also apparently contribute editorial content to the Fox News website.
What has come over this guy in recent years? Remember when Dennis Miller was a refreshingly non-partisan (or Libertarian, if anything) voice of reason who blasted both sides of the American political cockfight with equal vigor? Lately he's become an obtuse, boorish, right wing blowhard, and the biggest cheerleader for the Bush administration since Bill O'Reilly. Is he on the White House payroll now?
What a disappointment. At one time, Dennis Miller could be counted on for lucid, hilarious, no-bullshit observations on current events and American politics that resounded with insightfulness and good sense. But now he's just another pundit with a Republican agenda.
Miller's also started to take on that obnoxious, self-satisfied, impenetrable air of a guy who only listens to one person anymore -- himself. I call that Ted Nugent Syndrome.
I miss the old Dennis Miller.