Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment: On Michael Chertoff’s Gut

“Once, we thought we were tiptoeing along a Grand Canyon of possible and actual freedoms and civil liberties destroyed, as part of some kind of nauseating but ultimately necessary and intricately designed plan to stop future 9/11s or even future Glasgow car bombers who wind up having to get out and push their failed weapons.

Now it turns out we are risking all of our rights and protections — and risking the anger and hatred of the rest of the world — for the sake of Michael Chertoff’s gut.”

Keith knocks another one out of the park. Transcript here.



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4 responses to “Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment: On Michael Chertoff’s Gut

  1. All I could think about when I heard Chertoff was Colbert:

    Mr. President, my name is Stephen Colbert and tonight it’s my privilege to celebrate this president. We’re not so different, he and I. We get it. We’re not brainiacs on the nerd patrol. We’re not members of the factinista. We go straight from the gut, right sir? That’s where the truth lies, right down here in the gut. Do you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than you have in your head? You can look it up. I know some of you are going to say “I did look it up, and that’s not true.” That’s ’cause you looked it up in a book.

    Next time, look it up in your gut. I did. My gut tells me that’s how our nervous system works.

    Parody is dead.

  2. NameChanged

    Fucking Chertoff actually got in my head last night. My sister left this morning on a mission trip to Montreal (don’t make me explain). I was so worried about her flight that I actually cried and told her I didn’t want her to leave. She said she would stay if she could tell me about Jesus for 10 days straight. I decided to let logic rule and stop freaking out.

    But still for a moment, that fucking Skeletor bastard got in my head and terrorized me. All because he had a “gut feeling.” Fuck all!

  3. Fritz

    He looks like the Boogie Man and he sounds like him, too.

  4. Rachel

    I recall an incident in Carl Sagan’s “Demon-Haunted World”. A Cabdriver asked him what his gut feeling was about aliens, crystal healing, other pseudo-science nonsense and he said “I don’t think with my gut, I think with my brain.”

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