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There was so much good (i.e., "bad") material to choose from in MSNBC's coverage of the first GOP debate we held back on this gem so it wouldn't get lost.
Keith is filling as the GOP candidates slowly walk down a corridor towards an MSNBC camera. Andrea Mitchell cracks wise and Keith gives a reply that was probably lost on most of the audience. Earlier in the broadcast Keith had referenced political novelist Michael Dobbs's character Francis Urquhart.
In the series Urquhart addressed the audience in asides, often quoting Shakespeare, or giving a knowing look to the camera. He would use the catchphrase, "You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment," or a variation thereon, as a deniable way of agreeing with people.
As OlbyWatchers know Keith is a fan of British humor and fond of quoting Shakespeare, even in the most inappropriate settings, so it should be no surprise Keith is quoting Dobbs. In fact-checking this post, I was reminded of the context for Keith's favorite line from Shakespeare and took note of the categories assigned to this particular quote by the curator of the eNotes web site - "Anxiety, Dramatist, Forebodings, Sickness".
The line comes from the opening scene of Hamlet (Act I, Scene 1)
Francisco: For this relief much thanks. 'Tis bitter cold, And I am sick at heart.
Bernardo: Have you had quiet guard?
Francisco: Not a mouse stirring.