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   With the tone of the McCain-Palin campaign having just turned back into the default ethical dumpster dive mode, it's time for a Special Comment on the mental gymnastics of the Governor of Alaska.
   By the way, how much is Joe Lieberman loving live just now? He goes on Fixed News and insists John McCain won't introduce Jeremiah Wright into the campaign even as Bill Kristol's column is being proofed at The New York Times, in which Sarah Palin introduces Jeremiah Wright into the campaign.
   Welcome to the club, Joe.
   But back to the point: there's that biblical passage the Governor's forgettin about readin, about how hockey moms who are livin in glass houses shouldn't a be throwin stones!

   Not to disappoint by straying from the norm, but I don't think there's any yelling in this one. Just some snark and a general acknowledgment of the absurdity of this.
   There is a lot about the Alaska Independence Party and good old Thomas Muthee, however.


      Governor, what would you call someone who arrives in a suburb, blames a resident for the local crime, organizes a mob to threaten the woman, convinces the authorities to go and raid her home, and then chases her out of the suburb?
      C'mon Governor, just give us one answer that has something to do with the question you were just asked.
      That's right... you'd call him a terrorist.
      And since it was in his own country, that would make himmmm... Yes, very good... a domestic terrorist.
      So, you, Governor, you've been "palling around with terrorists who would target their own country."
      Say it ain't so, Gov!
      Say it ain't so!

    We will proceed to the various things the Governor doesn't want to talk about at this "does this feel like a handbasket to you and is it getting warmer" moment, and then go back to the main point.


      The Governor of Alaska wants to start calling people terrorists -- and insisting of Senator Obama that quote "this is not a man who sees America like you and I see America" -- and whose rhetoric like that and the "pallin' around with terrorists" line were rightly described by the Associated Press yesterday as a wolf-in-sheep's-clothing kind of way of slipping racism into the equation because it's a nifty trick to remind the white folk that (psst) Obama is black.
      But overriding this sleaziness -- and dog-gone it, the Governor of Alaska has got to be the sleaziest politician working the stage at the moment -- there is the sheer blessed stupidity of letting herself become the bomb-thrower when her own life is full of domestic terrorists.
     Governor -- Bill Ayres? Your hubby was in this secessionist hate group for which you recorded a video.
     Governor -- Jeremiah Wright? That pastor you credit with helping you become Governor, is either a con man or a psycho who believes he can tell which woman in the village is the witch and which is the governor.

    An old adage comes to mind, I know it was quoted by Darrow but probably is far older: that there is nothing funnier than the sight of the fisherwoman pulled into the water by the fish.
    Tonight on Countdown. Please be prompt. Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup.

Originally posted to Keith Olbermann on Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 02:53 PM PDT.

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