Sean Hannity: God is "no Democrat"; Dennis Miller: Jesus "prefers Bush to Kerry"June 25, 2004 11:17 AM EDT ››› ANDREW SEIFTER
Having joined numerous right-wing pundits in purporting to diagnose the psychiatric state of former Vice President Al Gore, FOX News Channel host Sean Hannity and CNBC host Dennis Miller apparently think they possess a far more rarified skill: divining the party affiliations of God and Jesus Christ. On June 23, responding to Hannity & Colmes guest Reverend Franklin Graham's comment "I don't think God is a Republican or a Democrat," Hannity quipped, "He's [God] no Democrat, Reverend." That same day, on CNBC's Dennis Miller, show host and executive producer Miller replied to remarks by guest John Fugelsang about common misconceptions of Jesus Christ. Miller said, "And yet, I have it on good word that He [Jesus Christ] far prefers Bush to Kerry." (Fugelsang will join former tennis star John McEnroe on the panel of the forthcoming nightly CNBC talk show McEnroe.)
Hannity's and Miller's remarks recall a January 2 pronouncement by Christian Coalition of America founder Reverend Pat Robertson: "I think George Bush is going to win in a walk. I really believe I'm hearing from the Lord it's going to be like a blowout election in 2004. It's shaping up that way. The Lord has just blessed him."
On the May 25 edition of Hannity & Colmes, Hannity asked a guest, "Can we pray for the reelection of George Bush?"