I was one of the few watching Keith Olbermann's show tonight. He had a long rant about President Bush and Congress, how they weren't getting us out of Iraq, etc. I didn't pay much attention to his fairly typical left wing drivel, but there was something that bugged me. I knew that I had heard something like him before, but simply couldn't place it. I searched through everyone I know. Nothing. Then it hit me- Kieth Olbermann looks and sounds exactly like Ricard Deacon, who played Mel Cooley on the Dick van Dyke show. The resemblance is uncanny.
I don't want to debunk his whole tirade, but one thing struck me. He quoted Churchill as saying: “We seem to be very near the bleak choice between war and shame... My feeling is that we shall choose shame, and then have war thrown in, a little later…”
For some reason, he seemed to think that this was a good rallying call for the antiwar crowd. But as anyone who know anything about Churchill knows, though, Churchill was probably the most hawkish politician of the twentieth century. He makes Bush seems like one of the "make love not war" crowd. Choose your illustrations a little better next time, Mel. I mean Kieth.