Dennis Miller: Liberal Mockery of Stockdale Made Me Conservative

Wednesday, 04 Jun 2014 10:56 PM

By Greg Richter

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Comedian and radio talk show host Dennis Miller says his politics has never changed but he had an epiphany that moved him away from liberals in the early 1990s.

"I'm socially liberal, I always have been," Miller said Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor."

"I want to kill the bad guys before they kill us, and I'd like to keep half my money. As far as the government goes: protect us, pave the roads, and shut up. I don't even want to know your names."

He said he started to turn when liberals began making fun of Admiral James Stockdale, the vice-presidential running mate of independent presidential candidate Ross Perot in 1992.

Stockdale, who was intended only as a fill-in until Perot could find another running mate, made an unimpressive appearance at a vice presidential debate with Dan Quayle and Al Gore. But Stockdale was a decorated prisoner of war in Vietnam, and Miller says he was turned off by the mockery.

"You know, Stockdale, we would have been blessed to have him as a president. I don't care if he's bad on TV. He was a hero and an icon," Miller said. "I saw people on the left go, 'Who's this old guy who's bad on TV?'"

Miller described Stockdale as a man "who tapped out Morse code to keep kids alive in the Hanoi Hilton" and who never gave up the faith and returned home safely.

"If he's the problem, that's too hip a room for me," Miller said. "That's when I got out."



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