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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Olbermann's Special Comment

Keith Olbermann has come a long way from the days of being sportscaster at ESPN. Since 2005, he has been doing a number of special comments, directly directed at the Bush Administration. They are thoughtful, but very deliberate. His show is now highly rated and has surpassed Bill-O's Spin Zone of spew.

Tonight's special comment took me a little by surprise. I knew that he was going to say something about Bush and his act to commute Scooter Libby's sentence. I knew it would not be pretty, but it would be forceful. I had thought it would be something about impeachment. Instead, it was this:

It is nearly July 4th, Mr. Bush, the commemoration of the moment we Americans decided that rather than live under a King who made up the laws, or erased them, or ignored them—or commuted the sentences of those rightly convicted under them—we would force our independence, and regain our sacred freedoms.

We of this time—and our leaders in Congress, of both parties—must now live up to those standards which echo through our history: Pressure, negotiate, impeach—get you, Mr. Bush, and Mr. Cheney, two men who are now perilous to our Democracy, away from its helm.

For you, Mr. Bush, and for Mr. Cheney, there is a lesser task. You need merely achieve a very low threshold indeed. Display just that iota of patriotism which Richard Nixon showed, on August 9th, 1974.


Wow. Keith speaks.

Click on the link to read and watch. Amazing commentary.

Update: Here's the video.

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  • Benny, this is blog full of thoughts I tend to share...shoulda known about this long ago. Keep up the good work.


    By Blogger GreenSmile, at 4:55 AM  

  • Thanks, Greensmile.

    I tend just to report what others do, but I'm happy to pass messages along, especially when it comes to John and Elizabeth Edwards, whom I hope will be in White House in 2 years.

    By Blogger benny06, at 1:15 PM  

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