Saturday, May 24, 2008

Transcript: Olbermann's Denunciation of Hillary Assassination Remark

Read the entire transcript of Keith Olbermann's Special Comment denouncing Hillary's reference to the campaign and Robert Kennedy's assassination, and why she was sticking around. The language and hostility in Olbermann's statement is memorable, and possibly historic. You can also see the video here:

Asked if her continuing fight for the nomination against Senator Obama hurts the Democratic party, Sen. Hillary Clinton replied, "I don't. Because again, I've been around long enough. You know, my husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. You know, I just don't understand it. You know, there's lots of speculation about why it is. “

[...] She actually said those words.

Those words, Senator?

You actually invoked the nightmare of political assassination.

You actually invoked the specter of an inspirational leader, at the seeming moment of triumph, for himself and a battered nation yearning to breathe free, silenced forever.

You actually used the word "assassination" in the middle of a campaign with a loud undertone of racial hatred - and gender hatred - and political hatred.

You actually used the word "assassination" in a time when there is a fear, unspoken but vivid and terrible, that our again-troubled land and fractured political landscape might target a black man running for president.

Or a white man.

Or a white woman!

You actually used those words, in this America, Senator, while running against an African-American against whom the death threats started the moment he declared his campaign?

You actually used those words, in this America, Senator, while running to break your "greatest glass ceiling" and claiming there are people who would do anything to stop you?


Senator - never mind the implications of using the word "assassination" in any connection to Senator Obama...

What about you?

You cannot say this!

Olbermann: Hillary Assassination Remark "Unforgivable"

This is a historic condemnation of a major American politician by a well known news personality. It was an amazing denunciation of Hillary Clinton by Keith Olbermann (MSNBC's Countdown)that has to be seen to be believed. There is also ironic humor in it. See if you know what I mean. Ms.Clinton's remark implying she was staying in the race just in case Obama gets assassinated is without a doubt the most despicable thing she's ever said. It shows what kind of scum the Clinton's really are. Read the entire transcript of Olbermann's "Special Comment."