Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Good, Ole Fashioned Cuss Out (and one caveat)

Hillary, Hillary, Hillary... With your most recent gaff, you have successfully obliterated any prospect for a graceful exit. Your parting gift? A good ole fashioned cuss out, courtesy of Keith Olbermann.

Yes, the dramatic turns from camera to camera give me entirely too much. But, let's be clear -- this is public theatre. And theatre not to be missed.

My only qualm is this: "this nation's deepest shame, its most enduring horror, its morst terrifying legacy is political assassination".

Really, Keith? REALLY? The thousands upon thousands of enslaved Africans that lost their lives to slavery and the Middle Passage take second place to the 14 or so men that you name in your rant? Really?

Call it niggling, but methinks one really should take greater care when dolling out superlatives for the nation's "deepest shame," 'cause it strikes me that the idiom of "enduring horror" and "terrifying legacy" invokes for many Americans a system much more sinister than political assassination.


Anonymous kermit said...

actually, i'd prefer to miss this public theatre. by letting madison avenue, with spokesmen twits, such as keith olbermann, it trivializes and reduces public political discourse - and in so doing interferes with a voter's decision-making process.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Just Me said...

Somehow, when I saw the title, I already KNEW who this was about.

I'm very interested to read your thoughts on the numerous Freudian "slips" by everyone from the Clintons to the media when referencing Obama. *hint hint*

12:05 AM  
Blogger bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

HERE HERE@ JustMe. that aught to be good...


1:41 PM  
Blogger Larry D. Lyons II said...

i have no idea what u guys are talking about. fill a brutha in.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Just Me said...

Liz Trotta first calling Obama Osama and then joking about possible assination by the government:

Senator Edward Kennedy:

John Ashcroft:

Mitt Romney:

It's quite disgusting, really. I cannot understand for the life of me why these people insist on acting as though they do not know this man's name...

~form. soulfularies

2:46 AM  

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