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That comedian Dennis Miller would headline a fundraiser for a Republican is not news. The former Weekend Update anchor's politics--always conservative--have moved hard to the right in recent years. That the Republican is Nevada senate candidate Sharron Angle does comes as a surprise, considering Miller's less-than-flattering appraisal of the Tea Party ("Norman Rockwell hoi polloi") and Glenn Beck ("[He] makes Howard Beale look like John Wayne").

Miller's career has been built on going against the grain, but we wonder whether relocating to Alaska and masterminding Lisa Murkowski's write-in campaign would have been the more Miller-esque maneuver in this political climate.

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