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Keith Olbermann Special Comment On Sarah Palin - 10/06/08

October 6th, 2008 | by Daniel DiRito |

Keith Olbermann wasted no time in responding to Sarah Palin’s latest stump schtick. According to Palin, she’s decided that it’s “time to put on the heels and take off the gloves” in her efforts to sully Barack Obama. In tonight’s Special Comment, Olbermann takes the governor up on one of her suggestion and pulls no punches…and the results may not be what Palin had in mind.

As Olbermann notes, it’s rather puzzling that Palin would choose to focus upon linking Barack Obama to individuals of questionable character…or as she likes to infer…”terrorists”, given her own brow raising associations with a witch doctor and a secessionist organization run by an anti-American radical.

It seems to me that people who wear rose colored lipstick and run around in glass stilettos should think before they kick every hockey puck in the arena. After all, she wouldn’t want someone to suggest that her rhetoric is little more than a pig in a poke.

Cross-posted at Thought Theater

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  1. 13 Responses to “Keith Olbermann Special Comment On Sarah Palin - 10/06/08”

  2. By Windspike on Oct 6, 2008 | Reply

    Olberman nails it. Who is Palin’s Master?

  3. By Jet Netwal on Oct 7, 2008 | Reply

    “So… where does Joe Vogler rank on the scales of “terrorists who would target their own country”?

    Your opponent’s guy Ayers wound up on a volunteer anti-poverty committee in Chicago.

    But your guy Vogler wound up founding a group that wanted to rip one of the stars off the American flag!

    Well, ok, Governor — Vogler’s more your husband’s guy.

    So it’s your husband who’s been “palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.”But I’m assuming you’ve been “palling around” with your husband. “


  4. By Lisa on Oct 7, 2008 | Reply

    Amazing how if you advocate for the poor everything else you do becomes null and void.

  5. By manapp99 on Oct 7, 2008 | Reply

    Amazing that you lefties would defend a man who went around the country blowing things up in the name of peace just to support your candidate. Bill Ayers is no hero. I suspect that the witch doctor nor Vogler have anything on this guy. How would you feel about Ayers if your friend or relative had of been killed in his protest bombings?

    It is certaintly not puzzling to fair minded people (this excludes Olbermann of course) that questions should be raised about a man running for president that has a history of paling around with people that openly hate the country he wishes to govern.

    Bill Ayers and the Reverend Wright have both shown unrepented hatered of the US. Fine. But the fact is that Obama seemed to not take this into account when he formed associations with them. Did he associate with them for political reasons as opposed to philosophical? Probably. I don’t think that this means that Obama hates the country as do his friends, but I do think he chose his friends for political reasons. This makes him just another low life politician.

    Obama, change you can be deceived into believing in just long enough to get your gullible ass to vote for him.

  6. By Crying Republicans on Oct 7, 2008 | Reply

    Boo Hoo Hoo The uneducated right wing princess has been called out. Little bastards don’t like that she not off limits nor is her political life, TOUGH deal the hell with it. Had she not taken the really high road of attacking, her closet full of skeletons would not open for people to know. The stuff delivered was very well important since she and McCain were open to such got dam backfire stupidity.

  7. By Lisa on Oct 7, 2008 | Reply

    Palin is a racist. Ask Obama he said so.

  8. By Chris Radulich on Oct 7, 2008 | Reply

    Where did anyone defend Ayers action when he was blowing up buildings. Perhaps you can defend Sara’s actions last year in addressing a separatist party? I notice neither (Lisa or Manapp99) addressed that or her witch doctor. Is it because you can’t?

  9. By Independent Mind on Oct 8, 2008 | Reply

    Okay, Palin’s husband was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, which wants a vote to be conducted by the people of Alaska on whether to secede from the Union or remain a State…and this is the same as being close enough friends to a domestic terrorist who set off bombs and killed a cop, that he held one of Obama’s first fundraisers at his house; as well as attend a church for twenty years with a radical, racist, hate the U.S.A preacher how? Don’t see the correlation there…

    So Palin receives a religious blessing from a witch doctor or witch hunter and she is now what..a witch? What does that make Obama, who attended Reverend Wright’s church for twenty years…was married by Reverend Wright…had his kids Baptized by Wright..does that make Obama a RACIST?

    Okay, you win, Palin is a witch and Obama is a racist! I can live with that.

  10. By Liberal Jarhead on Oct 8, 2008 | Reply

    The whole thing is yet another smokescreen (mudscreen?) by the McCain/Palin campaign to distract voters from the fact that they are dismally unqualified and represent four more years of the policies that have made Dubya the most unpopular president in American history. They don’t have a leg to stand on regarding the economy; the war; energy policy and the environment; their records of corruption; their being beholden to the fundamentalist dominionist Christian Taliban fringe that a majority of Americans dislike and distrust; or anything else, other than “I was a POW and she can shoot mooses real good!”

    The fact that they’re now trying to taint Obama with guilt by association for crimes that were being committed when he was 8, because he and one of the criminals (who had by then been making amends to society for years) were involved in some of the same projects decades later, is pathetic and says more about their own desperation than about Obama.

    It makes about as much sense as Ann Coulter’s announcement that it’s somehow the fault of the Democrats that the Republicans have singlemindedly worked at deregulating banking since Reagan took office, largely succeeded, and as a result we’re heading into the first major depression of the new millennium. But then, the freaking moon could go nova and the wingnuts and Palin would say it was Obama and the Dems’ fault.

    If they wanted to hit him over something real they could nail him on last week’s blatant robbery of the middle class to “bail out” a bunch of irresponsible idiots and the 1% of very rich Americans who own over half the stock they’re so worried about - but, wait, they can’t ding Obama on that because they were armpit deep in it too.

  11. By Amanda S. on Oct 8, 2008 | Reply

    Ooo! Ooo! Pick me! I know this one!!!

    Okay, here’s your answer. The Alaska Independence Party was not just a little secessionist club that met for coffee and streussel once a week and discussed the prospect of pulling Alaska out of the United States. And founder Joe Vogler wasn’t just ambitious about being the head of a sovereign Alaska. His loathing of America was more than amply conveyed in his words and actions.

    Like when he said, “The fires of Hell are glaciers compared to my hate for the American Government.And I won’t be buried under their damn flag.” And “I’m an Alaskan, not an American. I’ve got no use for America or her damned institutions.” And then there’s the fact that he was murdered when attempt to illegally purchase plastic explosives went horribly, horribly wrong. That was in 1993, before Todd Palin’s membership in the party, so Vogler’s history and the purpose of the AIP was well known by the time he registered to vote with the party.

    Oh, yeah… Just in case that’s not current enough for you, last year, Sarah Palin recorded a good wishes video for AIP’s 2007 convention (, which she concludes with a heart-felt “keep up the good work.”

    What good work is that, I’d like to know? And, do you think they found someone else to bring the C4? Cuz a party’s not a party without the plastic explosives, dontcha know.


  12. By Amanda S. on Oct 8, 2008 | Reply

    P.S. Keith Olbermann is my secret boyfriend. I (heart) him and his savant-like, blow-hard ways.

    (Hey, if Rick Lowry can gush over Sarah Palin, I can gush over Keith Olbermann.)


  13. By Independent Mind on Oct 9, 2008 | Reply

    I took this from the Alaskan Independence Party’s website:

    ” Platform
    We pledge to exert our best efforts to accomplish the following:

    1. To effect full compliance with the constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Alaska.”

    They do advocate having a new vote on statehood, but I don’t see a call to violent overthrow of the United States government. Vogler may have been a more radical character in the party, but since you point out Amanda that Vogler was killed before Todd Palin joined the party, it is unlikely Todd Palin met the man. This is vastly different than Obama, who started his political career in Bill Ayers’ living room.

  14. By manapp99 on Oct 9, 2008 | Reply

    In contrast. From Wiki

    “Weatherman, known colloquially as the Weathermen and later the Weather Underground Organization, was an American radical left organization founded in 1969 by leaders and members who split from the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

    The group is most famous for a campaign consisting of bombings, jailbreaks, and riots, from 1969 through the middle 1970s. The “Days of Rage”, the group’s first public demonstration on October 8, 1969, was a riot in Chicago coordinated with the trial of the Chicago Eight. In 1970 the group issued a “Declaration of a State of War” against the United States government, under the name “Weather Underground Organization” (WUO). The bombing attacks were mostly against government buildings, along with several banks. Most were preceded by communiqués that provided evacuation warnings, along with statements of the particular matter to which their attacks were allegedly responding. For the bombing of the United States Capitol on March 1, 1971, they issued a statement saying it was “in protest of the US invasion of Laos.” For the bombing of The Pentagon on May 19, 1972, they stated it was “in retaliation for the US bombing raid in Hanoi.” For the January 29, 1975 bombing of the Harry S Truman Building housing the United States Department of State, they stated it was “in response to escalation in Vietnam.”[2]“

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