Democrat Brad Miller Would Root for Taliban to Beat Duke

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Sometimes, people try to make themselves sound a bit too funny and too creative. That’s when they end up saying stupid things like Democrat Brad Miller did.

“The way I deal with it is, I scream my lungs out for Carolina,” Miller said. “I make no pretense that I am at all half-hearted in my support for Carolina. Nobody in North Carolina would trust a politician who claimed to be neutral on a matter as important as college basketball.”

Miller said he rooted for N.C. State against Georgetown, And when they play out-of-state. And any time a Wolfpack win doesn’t affect Carolina’s ranking.

Duke is another story altogether.

“I have said very publicly that if Duke was playing against the Taliban,” Miller said very publicly again, “then I’d have to pull for the Taliban.”

I get Miller’s point. But rooting for the Taliban over Duke? Seriously? That’s pushing it over the line.

Come on, man.