WATCH: Bill Maher: "The Problem Isn't That There's Too Little Civility in Government, it's That There's Too Much"

On last night's Real Time, Bill Maher had some withering things to say about the call for more civility in politics in the wake of the Arizona shootings. "The problem isn't that there's too little civility in government, it's that there's too much," the host said, citing the goofy effort to encourage members of Congress to find a "prom date" from the opposing party to sit next to at this week's SOTU address. "America is such a mystery to me," Maher added. "A lunatic uses a Glock to shoot 19 people, and our answer is, don't try to control guns or nuts -- just be more polite." And one of the final zingers: "Sarah Palin knows fewer words than Koko the Gorilla, but it's not a coincidence that two of them are 'don't retreat' and the other is 'reload.' "

Here's the clip, via Mediaite:

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at January 22, 2011, 4:38am

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