Dennis Miller to Steve Nash: How about we bus illegal immigrants up to Canada?
Count Dennis Miller in the camp that likes Steve Nash the basketball player but doesn't think much of Steve Nash the political activist.Nash, a two-time (cough, cough) recipient of the National Basketball Assn.'s "most valuable player" award doesn't like Arizona's new immigration law (unlike the majority of Americans, who do approve).
"I think the law is very misguided," said Nash, a Canadian. "I think it is unfortunately to the detriment of our society and our civil liberties, and I think it is very important for us to stand up for things we believe in."
So Nash, and the rest of the Phoenix Suns players, wore "Los Suns" jerseys last night to protest the controversial new immigration law.
Miller, appearing on Bill O'Reilly's program last night, called his statements "kid-like" (not Jason Kidd-like) and offered Nash a suggestion.
"Steve, what if we were empathetic with the illegals coming in and we met them at our border and gave them all a shower and a full hot meal and a hundred American dollars and put them in a beautiful Stratocruiser bus and took them up -- you're Canadian -- to the Canada border, and just set them free across the border? Miller asked.
"You know you'd have problems with that," he said.
Miller said he had empathy for those who have issues with the law, but is more concerned with the family of a cattle rancher who authorities suspect was killed by an illegal immigrant who worked as a scout for drug smugglers.
"I'm empathetic to the family who's looking up at the end of their dining room table and the old man's dead 'cause he was croaked by some drug addict who was in the country illegally from Mexico," Miller said.
"I'll get to the empathy for the guy who might be rousted by a bad cop down the road. Right now, my heart aches for that family and that guy," he said.
Twitter reaction was mostly positive on Miller's appearance, but our favorite tweet came from RyanRMiner who said: "If you don't think Dennis Miller is funny, you need educated."
-- Jimmy Orr
Photo: Sign held by a fan at the Phoenix Suns basketball game Wednesday. Credit: Associated Press
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