Leading into it with a rather humorous tale from 1856, of Senator Preston Brooks beating Senator Charles Sumner with a cane, Olbermann delves into the abusive, derisive, and exploitive nature President Bush has chosen to define his presidency.
There is no line this president has not crossed — nor will not cross — to keep one political party in power.
And yes, it has to do with John Kerry “Botched Joke” (we covered this yesterday, with Top Ten Cloves: Other Ways John Kerry Could Have Claimed President Bush Is Stupid and Chopped Garlic - Bonus Kerry - Bush Cloves) and Olbermann didn’t back away from criticizing Kerry (“Sen. John Kerry called him out Monday. He did it two years too late.”) and noting Kerry’s apology - not to Bush, for in essence, calling him “Stupid” but to the troops and their families, for any misunderstanding about his “Botched Joke”, which, deftly, loops it back around to how President Bush, the Republican Smear Machine and the Freak Show intentionally mischaracterized the remarks for their political purpose.
Olbermann offers three biting reasons why “Mr. Bush and his minions responded by appearing to be too stupid to realize that they had been called stupid,” and runs a detailed list, demanding Bush and his “henchmen” apologize, conceding it’s unlikely to happen.
Included in those Mr. Olbermann requests to issue an apology is Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the frontrunner to possibly follow Herr Bush into the White House, for caving once again, adopting and mimicking the White House, and their cronies’ lies about John Kerry, stating the obvious in “That was beneath the senator from
Olbermann finishes with taking on Bush (and the First Lady, for her swipe against Michael J. Fox), the Smear Machine and the Freak Show, ending with a telling quote from Thomas Beckett.
And for some irony, on the same day that Mr. Olbermann issued ‘Bush owes troops an apology, not Kerry’, and with the White House, Smear Machine and Freak show in full throttle on bashing Kerry, a new poll showing 70% of Americans believing that Bush doesn’t have a plan to end the war, with the media still distorting and misrepresenting the Kerry remarks, we had President Bush stating his support for both Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld,, both subjects and included in previous Special Comments.
In sum, this Special Comment, as with Mr. Olbermann’s previous Special Comments, is on-target and captures the morally-empty, corrupt, and evil court-appointed presidency of George W. Bush.
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