We already know that Keith Olbermann is in the tank for Barack Obama, but I had no idea that he was part of Obama’s campaign staff – unpaid advisor I guess. Olbermann was interviewing Obama on Monday and gave him this advice:
OLBERMANN: “To something from your own convention, maybe the most compelling moment of your acceptance speech in Denver was that one strongly voiced word, “enough.” A lot of people who have felt angry about what has been done to this country in the last seven or eight years have that same sense of urgency and simplicity to it. Have you thought of using on the campaign trail and in your speaking engagements, more exclamation points? Have you thought of getting angrier?”
So today, Obama once again finds himself having to explain a gaffe. I have given him the benefit of the doubt on the “lipstick on a pig comment”. I think he has such horrible judgement that the thought never occurred to him that people would infer – on both sides of the campaign – he meant the comment towards Sarah Palin. He didn’t apologize for the comment even though it was taken as a cut to Palin. Instead he went back to what Olbermann told him to do and said this:
OBAMA: “Enough! I don’t care what they say about me, but I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and swiftboat politics. Enough is enough!”
I added the exclamation marks myself because Obama forgot the advice from Olbermann to get angrier. He said the above in his usual monotone and without stutters as he read the prepared statement from a paper on his podium. He is catching on that he can’t swing from the hip without sounding like a moron. It only took him a few months. Obama also said this was a made up controversy that takes away from the people and that we should be dealing with issues. Is that why they harangued McCain about his houses and lobbyists and why they are attacking Sarah Palin on a personal level? Yeah, that Obama just wants to stick to the issues.
Sarah should have come out today and whipped on some lipstick as she said, “Well, this little piggy wants to talk about energy policies.”