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Bill Maher Hopes the Republicans Won't Do Anything Silly While His Show's on Hiatus (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Nov 14th 2011 5:30PM
Friday night's episode of 'Real Time With Bill Maher' was the last show of its fall season, and coincided perfectly with Rick Perry's "Oops!" debate gaffe and the Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal. Maher went on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC) to dish on the Republican field, and voiced his hope that the candidates would refrain from doing embarrassing things until his show returns in January.

The first thing George Stephanopoulos asked about was the $1 million to $1 bet Maher made with Michelle Caruso Cabrera that Herman Cain wouldn't end up as the 2012 Republican nominee. Maher defended his bet by noting, "This is a guy who's wearing a pimp hat through a ... sex scandal," and also brought up the fact that Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan was written by "his branch manager at Wells Fargo." When Stephanopoulos reminded Maher that Cain is still leading, Maher responded, "That's just because they hate Mitt Romney," and Stephanopoulos couldn't help but agree with his assessment.

After a few quick jabs about Newt Gingrich surging and being considered "the intellectual of the Republican party," Maher joked that since 'Real Time' is off until mid-January, he hopes that "Perry and Cain and Bachmann don't say anything stupid while I'm gone ... I mean, what are the chances of that?" A million to one, maybe?

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Is this the guy who did ReliJEWlous?

November 14 2011 at 9:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oops, I misspelled the word "devout" and spelled devote.

November 14 2011 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bill Maher has got to be the most out of touch, out of synch, moronic buffoon this country has ever seen. How people find him intellectually entertaining must have smoked too much wacky weed in their youth. What I do give him credit for is ability to ridicule those who believe differently than him and call those people haters. Hmm, I do believe Bill Maher is the real hater and a devote socialist.

November 14 2011 at 7:11 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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actually, I have found him to be a pretty equal opportunity abuser. Kind of like a liberal version of O'Reilly before he jumped off deep into the right wing retoric

November 14 2011 at 9:41 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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