Olbermann to Bush: 'A Special Comment About Lying' [VIDEO]

Some readers -- and writers -- have questioned the focus on Foley over the past week. Although the facts of Foley's follies are important to the public insofar as they continue to show how conservative values and the wellbeing of America are hopelessly at odds, those critics are correct to point out that other issues are languishing.

Keith Olbermann thinks so too. Just take a gander at this clip, in which Olbermann once again takes the carving knife to Bush Admin rhetoric. This time it's Bush's wholly disingenuous characterizations of the Democrats in pushing his self-serving anti-Constitutional agenda.

My two favorite parts:


  • They are never wrong, and they never regret -- admirable in a French torch singer, cataclysmic in an American leader."

  • Yesterday at a fundraiser for an Arizona congressman, Mr. Bush claimed, quote, "177 of the opposition party said, 'You know, we don't think we ought to be listening to the conversations of terrorists.'"

    The hell they did.

    One hundred seventy-seven Democrats opposed the president's seizure of another part of the Constitution.


Full transcript after the jump...

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