We Love Us Some Keith

A transcript of the unmitigated and righteous tanning Keith Olbermann gave Jeff Gannon/JD Guckert and Lil’ Scottie last night. You really should read it all, but here’s my favorite. This must have been priceless on TV:

First you heard his questions described as softballs and sounding like plants.  Better we let you judge for yourself with videotape of some of the actual questions at the actual White House news conferences, from Jeff Gannon, formerly of Talon News and formerly Jeff Gannon.

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SCOTT MCCLELLAN, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY:  Go ahead, Jeff.

JEFF GANNON, TALON NEWS:  In your denunciations of the Abu Ghraib photographs, you‘ve used words like sickening disgusting and reprehensible.  Will have any adjective left to adequately describe the pictures from Saddam Hussein‘s rape rooms and torture chambers?  And will Americans ever see those images?

MCCLELLAN:  I‘m glad you brought that up, Jeff, because…

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MCCLELLAN:  Go ahead, Jeff.

GANNON:  Doesn‘t Joe Wilson owe the president and America an apology for his deception and own intelligence failure?

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MCCLELLAN:  Go ahead, Jeff.

GANNON:  Why hasn‘t the administration made more of the U.N.  inspectors‘ report that says Saddam Hussein was dismantling his missile and WMD sites before and during the war?

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MCCLELLAN:  Go ahead, Jeff.

GANNON:  I would like to comment on the angry mob that sounded Karl Rove‘s house on Sunday.

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MCCLELLAN:  Jeff, go ahead.

GANNON:  Thank you.  With all the reaching out that‘s going on around here, the president said Thursday in his press conference that he was reaching out to the Press Corps.  What did he mean by that and why would he will feel the need to reach out to a group of supposedly nonpartisan people?

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GANNON:  The Welfare Reform Act comes up this year for renewal, does the president supporting effort to insert meaningful work requirements in the bill where today there is none?

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MCCLELLAN:  Go ahead, Jeff.

GANNON:  Since there‘s been so many questions about what the president was doing over 30-years-ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the national guard?  Did he make speeches along side Jane Fonda did denouncing America‘s racist war in Vietnam?  Did he testify before Congress that American troops committed war crimes in Vietnam?  And did he throw somebody else‘s medals at the White House to protest a war that American was still fighting?  What was he doing after his…

MCCLELLAN:  I heard what you‘re saying.

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GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  Yes, sir.

GANNON:  Thank you.  Senate Democratic leaders have painted a very bleak picture of the U.S. economy, Harry Reid was talking about soup lines and Hillary Clinton was talking about the economy being on the verge of collapse.  Yet, in the same breath, they say Social Security is rock solid and there‘s no crisis.  How are you going to working with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?

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OLBERMANN:  Ali G. from HBO, without the satire.

Bloody priceless.

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