Is Bill O'Reilly praising Al Gore here?!

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Some banter between Fox talking head Bill O'Reilly and commentator Dennis Miller, from a partial transcript of yesterday's "The O'Reilly Factor." ...

MILLER: Did you know, Bill, by the way, we're going to speak about the Oscars. I couldn't believe that Peter O'Toole was up for an Oscar this year. He's not won before for "Lawrence of Arabia." I went back and looked and at least it made sense to me because the man who did win that year was Gregory Peck as Atticus in "To Kill a Mockingbird". You at least you can understand that.

O'REILLY: But I'm worried about Peter O'Toole. If he has another facelift, it's going to be skull. You know, you're right down to the bone, Peter. Come on, you're old. You know, you're not fooling anybody. We like you. You don't have to be young. You're not going to get chicks. You don't need to do that. Forest Whitaker, he has to win because they all love Forest Whitaker, and he's great as Idi Amin. There he is.

MILLER: If you're asking who should win, I'll say -- or who will win, I'll say Forest Whitaker. If you're asking me who should win, I'll say me in my brilliant cameo in "Thank You for Smoking". On the women's side, obviously, Helen Mirren will win. So we'll have Forest and Helen, the king and the queen.

O'REILLY: And then — and Alan Arkin for best supporting actor has to win. He's now been around forever and hasn't got anything, so he wins. And then got to give it to Jennifer what's her name in "Dreamgirls", because she was very good. What's her last name? Jennifer?

MILLER: Hudson. That's always a wild card category.

O'REILLY: I saw her on Broadway. And I saw the play which is excellent. But Al Gore is the big winner in the Oscars. Al Gore is going to -- he's going to steal the show. He's going to slap Warren Beatty on the way up there. He's going to give a speech. It's going to be tremendous.

MILLER: Well, listen, the funny thing about Gore in that movie, when I saw him, I thought to myself, for God's sakes, he's actually likable here. If he'd just been like that when he ran for president, he might not be -- he's one of the few guys who the second place prize is going to be an Oscar, because he probably blew the presidency being so rigid.

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