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When Keith gets fixated on some talking point, he's like a dog that won't let go of a bone. Tonight's Hour of Spin was another example of Olby's pattern of outreach to conservative voices: Trent Lott, Sam Brownback, and George Will were all cited and quoted by KO. Of course, they are all critical of the President's appointment of Harriet Miers. That's why Olby, who ordinarily doesn't give their views one minute of attention, featured them tonight.
He did show one clip from a Miers supporter: Justice Nathan Hecht. Why did Keith use this comment? To serve as a straight line for an OlbySpin wisecrack, of course. Hecht, speaking of Miers's religious background, said:
She has been a committed member of a mainstream conservative evangelical church for a long time...
Mr Nonpartisan then cracked:
As we try to digest that use of the phrase "mainstream conservative evangelical"...
Right, because on OlbyPlanet conservative is not mainstream, and evangelical is a pejorative. One of KO's Rogue's Gallery, Dana Milbank, couldn't resist chuckling at Olby's oh-so-hip "witticism". Keith also read a long quote from Maureen Dowd's latest column (also anti-Bush; Olby isn't ever going to break this pattern) to introduce an entire taped report predicated on Dowd's vicious slime.
Speaking of patterns, Olby named Progress for America (conservatives) as the worst persons in the world. Runner up was Sen Stevens of Alaska. Did we mention that he is a Republican? It's amazing that liberals and Democrats never seem to do anything worthy of "worst person" status from KO, but Geraldo Rivera can make the list just for asking that a newspaper correct a false story.
Hey Olby, here are some suggestions for you. How about Charlie Rangel, for equating George Bush with Bull Connor? Actually Charlie said Bill Connor, then Bill Connors, then Bull O'Connors, and a few other variations--just the sort of verbal gaffes that you love to ridicule when someone like Michael Chertoff makes them. Or how about Rangel calling the Vice-President "sick"? If you're looking for outrageous statements made on talk radio, why haven't you mentioned Randi Rhodes of Air America, who likened the treatment of Katrina refugees to the freaking Holocaust?!?
What, you didn't see any of these on those George Soros websites you frequent? Oh, that explains it.