While the rest of the climate alarmists in the media gushed and fawned over Nobel Laureate Al Gore's testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday, at least Americans had Dennis Miller to offer some sanity to the global warming absurdity:
On this [Al Gore's] a bit of a doofus...He talks about it being our home. Why is he hogging the thermostat? And you know, he's got his own personal challenge come up here. What happens if he is wrong? Has he never ever considered that? It would seem not.
Sadly, neither have the sycophants in the media who have virtually all bought his junk science hook, line, and sinker.
Fortunately, Miller hasn't, and discussed the charade on Fox News's "O'Reilly Factor" Wednesday (video embedded below the fold, file photo):
BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Miller Time" segment tonight, as we told you in the "Talking Points Memo," there are literally billions of dollars in the economic stimulus package earmarked for global warming stuff. And that makes Al Gore very happy.
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AL GORE, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Our home, Earth, is in danger. What is at risk of being destroyed is not the planet itself, of course, but the conditions that have made it hospitable for human beings. But I just think that the United States is the only nation that can lead the world. And this is the most serious challenge the world has ever faced.
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O'REILLY: That was today. And joining us now from Los Angeles, the "Miller Time" guy, Dennis Miller. Not a big fan of Al Gore's.
DENNIS MILLER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well, that's not true, Bill. That's not true. He seems like a nice man. He seems like a good family man. On this he's a bit of a doofus. That's the only thing. The other things are more important to me than this. I just don't believe him on this. But he seems like a decent soul to me.
O'REILLY: OK, so you wouldn't say he was an overall doofus; just on this he's a doofus?
MILLER: It's the unknowable, Bill. He talks about it being our home. Why is he hogging the thermostat? And you know, he's got his own personal challenge come up here. What happens if he is wrong? Has he never ever considered that? It would seem not.
And you know something? He's got too much of his personal salvation tied up in this for me to just take him at face value and think, well, it must be so. Al Gore said it.
I think Al Gore, since the people of Tennessee essentially kept him from getting the White House, the people who knew him the best, I think that crushed his soul. I think he's looking for something to brace himself up.
Now, he's got an Oscar. He's got a Nobel Peace Prize. He's a champion. I think at the core of it he's a guy who's guessing and must have some trepidation deep within that he's clumsily overplayed this hand.
O'REILLY: I don't think he has trepidation at all. I think he's a true believer, and he just goes on day to day.
Actually, I think the only trepidation he has is that the world will cool off before he really rips us off with his disgraceful scam.