Dear Mr. Olbermann, Consider a Senate Run

schadenfreude: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others

By Gary P Jackson

The world of left wing madness and foaming at the mouth hatred was dealt a serious blow on Friday when MSNBC announced that it had shown their very own Edward R Murrow wannabe the door. I guess spewing hatred at Sarah Palin 24/7 isn’t the best game plan after all.

From P.J. Salvatore at Big Journalism:

The host, who has had a stormy relationship with the management of the network for some time, especially since he was suspended for two days last November, came to an agreement with NBC’s corporate management late this week to settle his contract and step down.

In a closing statement on his show, Mr. Olbermann said simply that it would be the last edition of the program. He offered no explanation other than on occasion, the show had become too much for him.

Too much indeed. Olbermann Watch and John Gibson hardest hit!

Read more and see the dramatic video here.

Folks took to Twitter to kindly offer Olby some new job suggestions.

Speaking of which, Sara R, a diarist over at the Daily Kos, offered this up:

Mr. Olbermann, Consider a Senate Run

I, like so many others, was astonished tonight by Keith Olbermann’s announcement that “Countdown” was over.

When one door closes, another opens. The thought that came to my mind was, this man is being freed up for something else. And then I thought, Joe Lieberman’s seat is going to open up…Connecticut…

Lest ye think Sara isn’t serious ….

Keith Olbermann has:

* A first class intellect * Killer debating skills * Experience before cameras and microphones

…but most of all…

* A deep, heartfelt concern for the wellbeing of the American people.

It’s a thought — maybe Sen. Franken and Mr. Olbermann should have coffee and talk about the experience of running for the Senate and what it is like to serve there.

A girl can dream, can’t she? I could not envision a finer public servant than a Senator Olbermann.

Oh PLEASE let this happen!!

Olbermann screaming and hollering like a banshee, as a senatorial candidate, during a presidential election year, would be a thing of beauty to behold.

In more more considered commentary Rowley Birkin of the BBC explains the Olbermann firing [H/T: Iowahawk]

Good night, good luck, good riddance!


Filed under In The News, Politics

5 responses to “Dear Mr. Olbermann, Consider a Senate Run

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  2. Joy

    Funny possible match-up for Lieberman’s Senate seat: Linda McMahon, WWW honcho who lost the Senate race to the Vietnam War vet liar (never was in ‘Nam!), Bloomingfeld(?), squared off against Obie Keithobie!! (That is, if he even survived the primary!) Amusing match-up…

    • Gary P

      Yup, that would be something to see!

      I hate to see Joe Lieberman go. I agree with him on very little, but he’s a good and decent man. You know that he was with Sarah Palin just before she went on stage to debate Joe Biden in 2008. She and Lieberman said a prayer together just before she took to the stage.

      Once Lieberman is gone, there won’t be anyone with sanity left in the party.

      • Joy

        Yes, I recall that incident, now that you reminded me, of Lieberman and Palin having a quiet moment of prayer before the debate with Bite Me. Lieberman, after all, was campaigning with & for his Senate pal, McCain.

      • Gary P

        Yup. He’s a good man of principle. He’s paid dearly for it too. I think that’s why he is retiring.

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