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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:13 AM
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Why doesn't Olbermann run for office?
He would be great! Anybody know where he is from?
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:14 AM
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1. Maybe its just that he has yet to do so.
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 09:16 AM by dipsydoodle
:shrug:

Olbermann was born January 27, 1959, in New York City to Marie Katherine (ne Charbonier)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Olbermann
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:25 AM
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4. Hmm maybe he needs to move to CT
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:26 AM
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5. No - that's just a note of where he was born
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 09:35 AM by dipsydoodle
I posted that before some comedian said Kenya. :rofl:
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:29 AM
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6. Lol.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:19 AM
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2. He doesn't play their game......
.....and he would lose control of his message in all that mess. Keith is about exposing lies, and we know what happens to those in government who are whistle-blowers. He's much more effective as a voice for liberals on the outside, without a ban on what he can or cannot say.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:21 AM
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3. Michelle Bachmann doesn't have a ban on what she can say.
Funny how that works.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:29 AM
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7. How do you know?
Sure, she spews tea nagger, but not truth. Truth is tightly controlled in government, as we have witnessed in the Assange case. You are not comparing apples to apples.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:31 AM
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8. You mean as in classified stuff?
That would or should be the only limitation. I'm just thinking that people are way more outrageous than anything Keith says.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:37 AM
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9. Goverment office does not provide the venue he needs
He'll be looking for more freedom of what he says, not less. KO is known for his critique of everything, even his own network or bosses. He would be a fish out of water in government. I want to hear it all, not just what they want me to hear.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:47 AM
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10. To be "great" he would need to be elected and that would be problematic
unless he ran in a Liberal area. Besides, he seems to be a better critic from the outside rather than a member of the club.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:48 AM
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11. He admitted he doesn't even vote
I don't think he would be a very good candidate.
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:11 AM
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12. Right, that's all we need is more entertainers in office rather than politicians.
Again, just because someone is popular and believes some of the same things you do, DOES NOT mean they would be a good politician.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 11:09 AM
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13. This particular brand of idiocy...
...is bi-partisan and immortal. If, say, the Kansas City Royals suck, the answer is to get 25 better baseball players, not 25 fabulous personalities with a certain love of baseball.

But the DU dream of politics-without-politicians is durable if nothing else.
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