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Olbermann tells it like it is!

Posted on 2006.03.21 at 03:02
Current Mood: awakeawake
Current Music: The Eyes - I'm Rowed Out
Wow! Sometimes the media gets it right. Such was the case on Countdown, when Keith Olbermann asked the burning question: Who does the President think he's F'n kidding? Video courtesy of Crooks and Liars.
I think that it is this kind of thing that is responsible for the (deserved) slide in W's poll numbers. This is exactly the sort of sophistry for which the Republicans have (sometimes properly) been castigating the Democrats for about 10 years or more. One of Bush's strengths, at least to much of the public was a certain plain-spokenness, the idea that, as he said at the GOP convention in 2004, "You know where I stand." The idea was that the Democrats were slick and fast talking politicians, which W. was straightforward and plain folks. When he does this kind of thing, or says that he was speaking precisely about the levees in New Orleans being breached vs. being topped, it really rankles people, and it hurts him in particular because that is exactly why his supporters supported him in the first place. Us Clinton supporters KNEW that Bill was like that. This has been a rude awakening for many GOPers, I suspect.
Anyway. Let's see if my insomnia is any better.


Tim Lieder
marlowe1 at 2006-03-21 14:39 (UTC) (Link)
Although Clinton always liked to mix it up - that gee shucks folks, how did my car get in your lawn - with the rigid intellectualism that was always lurking behind the bubba surface.
theservant at 2006-03-21 16:19 (UTC) (Link)
I agree, and that was part of his political genius. But it wasn't at the heart of how people felt about him or why people wanted him to be president, I don't think. For Bush, though, it is key to the whole thing.
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