Or, "I Could Be Lying About The NIE Report On My Spare Time"
The Garlic has, in the past, tied the Bush Grindhouse to the Keystone Cops, and, of course, the Marx Brothers.
But this new, NIE fiasco, man, they are playing this as straight-up Monty Python!
The infamous "Argument" routine, but instead of arguing about arguing, they're arguing about lying, like "when did he lie and what did he lie about?"
And our MSNBC Countdown hero-host, Keith Olbermann, came riding in tonight, with a red-hot smackdown of The Commander Guy, Darth Vader, the Nitwit Neocons and Ruppert's WSJ Editorial Board.
On the technical side, the production staff must have employed some kind of device, or camera trickery, so as not letting the viewer see, not steam, but billowing smoke coming out of Olbermann's ears.
Not with a flinch, but a forceful, 1-2-combo body blow, Olbermann called out our Court-Appointed President (h/t Barry Crimmins) with "You, Mr. Bush, are a bald-faced liar ... And moreover, you have just revealed that John Bolton and Norman Podhoretz and the Wall Street Journal editorial board are also bald-faced liars."
And that was near the end of the Special Comment.
For, he didn't pull any punches in the opening, either;
"We have either a president who is too dishonest to restrain himself from invoking World War III about Iran at least six weeks after he had to have known that the analogy would be fantastic, irresponsible hyperbole, or we have a president too transcendently stupid not to have asked, at what now appears to have been a series of opportunities to do so, whether the fairy tales he either created or was fed were still even remotely plausible.
A pathological presidential liar, or an idiot-in-chief. It is the nightmare scenario of political science fiction: A critical juncture in our history and, contained in either answer, a president manifestly unfit to serve, and behind him in the vice presidency an unapologetic warmonger who has long been seeing a world visible only to himself.
If you are just getting hip to Olbermann's Special Comments (and he has a new book out on them), this is a good one to jump into.
Olbermann was controlled, precise, yet raging with passion.
It was almost as if he took on the persona of John Coffey, from "The Green Mile" (played by Michael Clarke Duncan) and inhaled all the bile, the pent up anger and outrage of the country, the seven years of lies and bullshit, the asleep-at-the-wheel, enabling MSM, and spewed it back at the Bush Grindhouse.
Olbermann even embraced criticism of himself to make a dead-on point;
My comments, Mr. Bush, are often dismissed as simple repetitions of the phrase “George Bush has no business being president.”
Well, guess what?
Tonight: hanged by your own words, convicted by your own deliberate lies....
You, sir, have no business being president.
Ahhh, if only we could encourage Nancy Pelosi to go table shopping ... And Harry Reid to stop issuing blank checks...
But, then again, the Bush Grindhouse isn't going to let getting caught in a whopper of a lie, slow them down.
They'll just continue on with their Monty Python role-playing.
Mr. Vibrating: That's it. Good morning.
Man: But I was just getting interested!
Mr. Vibrating: I'm sorry, the five minutes is up.
Man: That was never five minutes!!
Mr. Vibrating: I'm afraid it was.
Man: It wasn't...
Mr. Vibrating: I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to argue any more.
Mr. Vibrating: If you want me to go on arguing, you'll have to pay for another five minutes.
Man: Yes, but that was never five minutes just now! Oh Come on!
Mr. Vibrating: (Hums to himself.)
Man: Look this is ridiculous!
Mr. Vibrating: I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to argue unless you've paid!
Man: Oh all right. (Pays.)
Mr. Vibrating: Thank you.
Mr. Vibrating: Well WHAT?
Man: That wasn't really five minutes just now.
Mr. Vibrating: I told you, I'm not allowed to argue unless you've paid!
Man: Well I just paid!
Mr. Vibrating: No you didn't!
Man: I DID!!!
Mr. Vibrating: No you didn't!
Man: Look, I don't want to argue about that!
Mr. Vibrating: Well, you didn't pay!
Man: Ah HAH!! If I didn't pay, why are you arguing??? I've got you.
Mr. Vibrating: No you haven't!
Man: Yes I have! If you're arguing, I must have paid.
Mr. Vibrating: Not necessarily. I could be arguing in my spare time.
Read Keith Olbermann's Special Comment: Bush: Pathological liar or idiot-in-chief? Olbermann: Timeline for Iran’s nuclear ambitions was clear, but he kept on
Watch the video of Keith Olbermann's Special Comment here
Bonus Bush Lying Links
Monty Python - Argument Clinic (extended)
Think Progress: Perino Defends Bush’s Lie: ‘The President Was Being Truthful!’
Dan Froomkin: A Pattern of Deception
The Carpetbagger Report: After NIE revelations, what did Bush know and when did he know it?
Brilliant at Breakfast: Seymour Hersh is always right
Shakespeare's Sister: The Dog Ate My Intelligence Report