'I will Be Heard! I'm Serious! I throw Paper and Woe Betide the Target of my Wrath! My Earl Grey! Breaking News! Breaking News! It is to be here upon arrival!'
'So anyway, the payoff is, Mr. President, now get this . . . Olbermann . . . is a guy! A Young Guy! . . . Yeah, I know.'
7:30 PM - Wed. February 20, 2008 - I will always remember where I was when Keith Olbermann broke this story - after the New York Times broke it and ran with it about three months after they broke it -in the basement putting away the laundry. My daughter Clare was tossing in another load after a suffering a crushing Volleyball defeat at the hands of St. Bede the Venerable.
My daughter Clare was yelling at me, 'Get more Extra ( laundry soap) when you go to County Fair ( family owned neighborhood grocery store)!!!' - but I could not hear her over Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's Inner Fat Boy in residence and Old Woman( you know - really smart and gifted, surly, kills pet turtles, bites bubbles in the bathtub and such) .
Keith Olbermann is a person that St. Francis of Assisi would leave the side of dying leper, pass up a flock of baby lambs caught in brambles, cross a fiery desert's sands barefoot just to kick his ass. Some folks like that. MSNBC has a huge pen of those pigs.
'This harkens to the Bill Clinton affair - it does - the erie sounds of the words of McCain aides. How will he answer this? How?' Howled the pampered pet doily and lace Old Woman. Both of his guests brushed off the story as old hat and so what. Keith needed a paper bag! He had the Miseries and the Vapors!
In my part of the south side of Chicago, very familiar to Barack Obama, as he spent a great deal of time here in the 19th Ward, a male of chronological years consistent with adulthood, who somehow develops without any capacity to ever Man Up; who harps on the same theme over and over again; bad mouths his betters with rock-solid passive aggression continues to be called an 'Old Woman.' Keith Olbermann is an Old Woman with lungs but no prospects.
'Dad! Get Extra! The Blue Jug and not the White!' Clare yelled from six feet away.
'I'm sorry honey! I couldn't hear you - the geek with the trick hair and puss like a bag of belly buttons was shouting to Jon Alter and Pat Buchanan that John McCain is in the trick bag.'
'Why do you watch that jerk?'
'Why do you watch Raven and Zack and Cody?'
'Dad! Get Extra in the Blue jug and not the white. My school shirts smell like your clothes.'
'Can't have that!'
Jesus! Keith, You Poor Old Woman, I'm Ignoring you. Well, what the hell, so is every one else.
Kids. The New York Times piece - four pages of eight year old non-story is linked above. Click my post title.
Read the Times piece; ignore Oldbermann; listen to your children. It's all about the children