Dennis Miller is on a roll. He appeared on last night’s (this morning’s?) Conan O’Brien show and had several more quotable moments.

Conan: “A lot of people who oppose this war are saying, ‘Listen, there’s a huge negative backlash internationally,’ [that] we should worry about that.”

“There is anyway, Conan,” said Miller. “Look at 9-11. How much worse is it gonna get than that, that backlash they keep talking about? Listen, you have to remember, we’re gonna have to protect ourselves now. It’s time to circle the SUVs because America is simultaneously the world’s most loved, hated, admired and feared nation. … In short, we’re Frank Sinatra. And you know something, ‘The Chairman’ did not make his bones lying down for punks outside the Fontainebleu [Hotel].”


(Hat tip to Charyl at The Colorado Compound)

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  1. John Lemon says:

    Damnit! I really don’t want to like smarmy Dennis Miller, but he is making some good points lately. The analogy to Sinatra is brilliant. Let’s just pray that Monday Night Football doesn’t ask him back.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Not much chance of that!

  3. Ian S. says:

    I *liked* Dennis on MNF, but then I was roughly the only football fan on the planet who also religiously watched Dennis Miller Live I think.