AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 3/16/2004 08:24:00 AM ----- BODY: Andy Rooney, Wacko - After insulting Mel Gibson and Pat Robertson on his dull weekly commentary, "60 Minutes" whiner Andy Rooney says he received over 30,000 pieces of mail, the majority of them critical. His response? "I think the mail was a good indication of how bitterly divided our country is right now." Nice try, Andy. What it's an indication of is that people don't like it when a guy uses his national stage to insult other people and call it a talk with God. Maybe Andy's just bitter that he's not the only ranter on the stage anymore. Cable news and the internet have stolen a lot of his audience. Or maybe it's just that his "have you ever noticed...?" (hold your nose and raise your voice half an octave to get the full effect) schtick is getting old and boring. --------