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Sometimes it's difficult to come up with a topic, when you're a "pro" voice on an "anti" site, but I think I've come up with something to appease everybody. It's based on two words: "Special Comment". I'm sure just mentioning that has some fingers already poised over the keys, ready to rumble. Not so fast, bucko! I wasn't overly impressed with Olbermann's anti-Giuliana rant Wednesday night. Amazed?
It's not that he didn't make some good points about the genesis of the War in Iraq (PBS did a better job, by the way), but Giuliani's statement didn't deserve to be expanded into ten minutes on the air. Moreover, the simple fact that Hillary Clinton is using essentially the same argument makes the Special Comment seem inappropriate and contradictory.
For those of you who haven't been playing along, here's Giuliani:
"If any Republican is elected president - and I think obviously I would be best at this - we will remain on offense and will anticipate what (the terrorists) will do and try to stop them before they do it."
And, from Tiime Magazine's piece on Hillary Clinton's stepped-up fundraising efforts:
"Both Clintons have made the case to potential fund raisers that the U.S. will probably suffer a terrorist attack on the scale of 9/11 after the next President is sworn in â€” and that Hillary is the only Democratic candidate capable of handling such a crisis because of her Senate Armed Services Committee tenure and her years in the White House."
It's enough to confuse voters on both sides of the aisle! It's like watching two kids on the playground: "I'll keep you safe". "No, I'll keep you safe".
I'm guessing that Olbermann had no knowledge of the Time piece; it came out the day AFTER his Special Comment. Still, this Special Comment didn't come up to par with his previous missives. Perhaps he'd been distracted, all tied up in the purchase of that big, new, condominium in NYC. If I had his new contract, I'd go for the gusto, too. Allison Stewart could have kept the show on track for a third night. That would have avoided the non-special "Special Comment".
One strike-out among a lot of home runs ain't bad.