That's how Keith Olbermann kicked off another sterling Special Comment, "Olbermann: Bush, Cheney should resign", this evening.
“I didn’t vote for him,” an American once said, “But he’s my president, and I hope he does a good job.”
The man who said those 17 words—improbably enough—was the actor John Wayne
Although, about half the country, back in 2000, wouldn't have come close to uttering The Duke's optimistic lament. And I don't think, as conservative as Wayne was, that he would have been hip to Bush & Cronies, LLP (Losers, Liers and Perjurers) stealing the election.
From that moment, we haven't seen such a speeding, downward crash since ABC Wide World of Sports last aired, and that poor ski jumper, Vinko Bogataj, who tumbled off the ramp week, after week.
Stealing the election was just the opening chip. There were bigger stakes to play for and the Bush Grindhouse, as we have now seen, stacked the deck, the big pots going to their no-bid friends, or the Pat Robertson college grads wearing the same color arm band.
Olbermann rattled off, gattling gun-style, a list of indictments against The Commutator Guy and Darth Vader, beginning with;
"I accuse you, Mr. Bush, of lying this country into war." And ending with;
“And I accuse you now, Mr. Bush, of giving, through that Vice President, carte blanche to Mr. Libby, to help defame Ambassador Joseph Wilson by any means necessary, to lie to Grand Juries and Special Counsel and before a court, in order to protect the mechanisms and particulars of that defamation, with your guarantee that Libby would never see prison, and, in so doing, as Ambassador Wilson himself phrased it here last night, of becoming an accessory to the obstruction of justiceSomething the right-wing dwarfs, finks, phonies and frauds conveniently forget, when they clamor and froth that "there was no underlying crime" and "Libby wasn't the first to leak her name". And, of course, the throughly debunked squeaking that "she wasn't even undercover".
They forget that there was a victim in the felonies Libby was convicted of.
Her name is Valerie Plame.
She lost her job, her livelihood, which, ironically, was investigating and thwarting the very thing that The Commander Guy lied about in getting us mired in Iraq - Weapons of Mass Destruction.
And, in yet, an unending display of balls, The Commander Guy made a joke out of it.
So while The Decider Guy was mouthing off the now-famous 16-words, and Cheney was getting sucked-off by Tim Russert, boasting of Iraqi's role in Sept. 11th, and Condi was orgasming about mushroom clouds, this same crew was plotting the destruction of one of their government colleagues for the purpose of not being outed as liars.
Olbermann wrapped up with the most wishful, optimistic hope since an 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to Santa Claus.
“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.Who would of thunk it - That Nixon would actually have someone beneath him on the Worst President list.
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.
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