Friday, May 23, 2008


Keith Olbermann delivered a scathing Special Comment in the wake of Hillary's invoking of Robert Kennedy's assassination.

From his final statement:

We cannot forgive you this, Senator, not because it is crass and low and unfeeling and brutal. This is unforgivable, because this nation's deepest shame, its most enduring horror, its most terrifying legacy is political assassination: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy. And but for the grace of universe or the luck of the draw, Reagan, Ford, Truman, Nixon, Andrew Jackson, both Roosevelts, even George Wallace.

The politics of this nation is steeped enough in blood, Senator Clinton, you cannot and must not invoke that imagery, anywhere, at anytime! And to not appreciate immediately, to still not appreciate tonight just what you have done today, is to reveal an incomprehension about the America you seek to lead. This, Senator, is too much. Because a senator, a politician, a person who can let hang in mid-air the prospect that she might just be sticking around in part, just in case the other guy gets shot, has no business being, and no capacity to be, the President of the United States.

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