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Thanks to sub__rosa for directing me to Keith Olbermann's powerful critique of Donald Rumsfeld's speech to the American Legion convention in Salt Lake City. I, too, have always had a soft spot for Olbermann. I loved him on ESPN. And I've enjoyed seeing him make the transition out of sports broadcasting. But he has inspired a new level of appreciation in me with this beautifully written speech. I won't delude myself into thinking that it means the tide is finally turning. I fear that the Republican Party will still manage to retain Congress this fall through its savvy manipulation of the liberal media and social conservatives alike. The hope I felt in the summer of 2004 has not yet grown new feathers. And yet, I have to admit that, despite my pessimism, I am heartened by the risks that some public figures are starting to take in denouncing the extreme duplicity of the Bush Adminstration. Ironic, isn't it, that the invocation of fascism should make it possible for a few rays of light to pierce the gloom.

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chrisglass From: chrisglass Date: August 31st, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I watched Good Night and Good Luck and hoped afterward we had more newscasters that would say things so eloquently.

This counts.

That said, I am keeping expectations very, very low for upcoming elections.

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 31st, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It really was quite eloquent. I made the mistake of reading some of the attacks on Olbermann in the conservative blogosphere last night.


Where did you find that graphic? It's so perfect.
chrisglass From: chrisglass Date: August 31st, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The image?

As for conservative blogs, I get really, _REALLY_, physically and mentally upset when reading them. It aches in my heart.

I suppose they feel the same way when they think about gays marrying.

But still.

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