There are times when Keith Olbermann’s Special Comments are over the top. Fortunately, those times are few and far between. Most of the time, like tonight, they are exactly right. He underscores the idea that there are places that we should never go in public, and mentioning assassination is one of those places. I have no idea why Senator Hillary Clinton would go down this road and lie about Bosnia.
From the Special Comment:
We cannot forgive you this — 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. Martin Luther King. Malcolm X. Robert Kennedy.
And, but for the grace of the 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 any time!
And to not appreciate, immediately – to still not appreciate tonight – just what you have done… is to reveal an incomprehension of the America you seek to lead.
On top of this is there is a report that TPM has posted that former President Bill Clinton is working to secure his wife a spot on the Obama ticket. Come on, can we get back to reality? Can we, please? Senator Clinton has had her shot. She simply isn’t the best person for the Vice Presidential position. Also, if you were president would you want former President Clinton staring over your shoulder? No. I don’t think so. After the assassination reference, why would you put her on the ticket? It is time for the silly season to end. It is time for us, progressives, to pull together to crush Senator John McCain in the general election. (Bill at Liberal Oasis has more on this Nightmare ticket.)