|The remark came at the end of his "World's Best Persons" feature on the January 21 program as Olbermann relayed the story of one Feliberto Carrasco of Chile, who awoke from an apparently deep slumber in a casket at a wake being held for the presumed-to-be-dead elderly gentleman.|
Quipped Olbermann as he eased into a commercial break, "So do I have the etiquette correct here, does Mr. Carrasco get his own religion now, or what happens? Is there a vote?"
More absurd is Olbermann's stunning lack of intellect concerning the AG's admiration of George Orwell in this reuters piece. Who had some sage advice for anyone who wants to write in his Politics and the English language rules essay linked here. BTW, newsbusters brings up the point is anyone going to call Olbermann out having a ongoing dairy on Daily Kos? No one else sees the this could be bad for crediblity of MSNBC moment?
|Attorney General Michael Mukasey, in his first extensive meeting with reporters since taking office in November, said he selected two portraits for his office, the first being Robert Jackson, a former Supreme Court Justice, U.S. attorney general and Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor.|
Mukasey, a former federal judge, said he admired Jackson for his clarity of expression and thought.
"I said I had his picture hanging. His was one of two. The other was George Orwell, so put 'em together " Mukasey said without elaborating.
Asked what Mukasey saw in Orwell, Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr said it was his clarity. "When he was a judge, he assigned new law clerks George Orwell's 1946 essay 'Politics and the English Language.' It's one of the first things our speechwriter received as well," Carr said.
OMG ITS 1984!!!! OMG!!!!
Of course it could be because Orwell was an anti-Stalinist and rejected the pacifist ways of the Independent Labour Party despite being a leftist himself.
|But I'm thinking, certainly somebody came into his office and said "Judge, this could look bad if it gets out. You know, Room 101, Rats, Torture." I'm assuming he mumbled something about not being sure a cage full of rats welded to one's face was necessarily torture, and how we've always been at war with East St. Louis, and the responsible citizen backed slowly out of the office and made his plans to move to Zanzibar.|
So there you have it. I was so stupefied I called Orwell "Eric Michael Blair" on the air. As you see above, in tribute to the Orwellian premise, I have washed clean my error about his middle name. It has unhappened.