• With: Dennis Miller

    This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," January 09, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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    O'REILLY: Thanks for staying with us. I'm Bill O'Reilly. In the "Miller Time" segment tonight, let's get right to the sage of Southern California, joining us now from Santa Barbara.

    All right, Miller, you heard Geraldo on top talking about Al Gore and Al Jazeera. And you say.

    DENNIS MILLER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well, you must... you shouldn't get too deep with Al Gore. He's a bad guy.

    Ethically-speaking, he makes John Edwards look like Sir Thomas Moore. At least, Edwards was just a horn dog. This guy is an absolute genius at rationalization.

    Imagine the Rube Goldbergian contraption he has put up inside that thin little peapod he calls his braincase to be allowed to think that he, at the vanguard of the Green Movement, can do business with big oil like this.

    How does Gore sleep at night other than, you know, eating a bag of donuts and hooking himself up to an IV of Yoo-hoo and nodding off in a sugar coma.

    He's an empty hack. He's such an empty hack. I'm surprised he didn't become our president. And, you know, at this point, I would say, "Al, go seek absolution from Oprah. That's all you've got left."

    O'REILLY: Now, when did you... and this is a serious question, when did you decide that he was a bad guy.

    MILLER: Well, I think when he made this much hay off a heartfelt cause. I don't like guys who profit from being a prophet. I think Gore was, quite frankly, in his youth, kind of the Eloise of the Willard Hotel, a hotel, you know, in D.C.

    He's always lived in the wake of his old man. He was trying to, you know, carve out on his own. He got his head handed to him when he ran for election.

    And the people would turn their back. He was going to say Florida. I'm going to say it was Tennessee, the people who knew him best, who knew that he shouldn't be allowed near that presidency.

    I think it broke his spirit. He decided to make any deal with any hot devil that he could. And he chose global warming. And, now, he's probably worth north of a quarter billion dollars.

    Good for him. I'm glad he is rich. But if he thinks we hadn't noticed, he's a big hack who is completely full of it. I don't know who is kidding who.

    O'REILLY: All right. Now, last night, we had a discussion about Welfare recipients, a few of them, not many, a few, here in New York.

    (LAUGHTER)

    MILLER: Really, Billy, it's a few.

    O'REILLY: Well, they did a Freedom of Information Act --

    MILLER: I haven't seen the work.

    O'REILLY: They did a Freedom of Information Act and it came up with a few people using their Welfare cards in strip joints, and gambling places, and booze places, all right.

    So then, we brought on Jimmy McMillan who knows the street to say this. Go.

    (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

    Seriously, do you think somebody is going to walk into a strip club just because they want to get some of their Welfare benefits and then walk out. I mean, come on.

    JIMMY MCMILLAN, POLITICAL ACTIVIST: Well, I'm a former stripper.

    O'REILLY: You are a former stripper?

    MCMILLAN: I'm a former stripper.

    O'REILLY: Here in the United States or in some other country.

    MCMILLAN: In the United States. And being former stripper --

    O'REILLY: Yes.

    MCMILLAN: -- and a hundred percent of the strippers are Welfare recipients and they have family.

    O'REILLY: Wait, wait, wait. You're telling me that the strippers are Welfare recipients.

    MCMILLAN: Yes.

    O'REILLY: Aren't you getting paid.

    MCMILLAN: They need that money because they have someone babysitting their children. So, when they get off from work, they may have to get money from that machine.

    (END VIDEO CLIP)

    O'REILLY: So, you buy Jimmy or what.

    MILLER: Well, thank God it's only -- what did you say, three or four people in the entire country doing that -- seven, eight. Where is that.

    O'REILLY: In New York.