Are you ready for Senator Olbermann?

posted at 5:52 pm on January 24, 2011 by Allahpundit

I heartily endorse the idea, for four reasons. (1) What better way to herald the new Age of Civility than by drafting a guy known for comparing Al Qaeda favorably to Fox News and calling certain conservative women “mashed-up bags of meat with lipstick”? May a thousand healing flowers bloom. (2) Traffic goldmine. Think back on all the mileage we got out of Alan “Teacups” Grayson in two short years in Congress. Having Olby locked in for six probably means I can retire early. (3) This may well be the only way the GOP can pick up a seat in Connecticut. Although, if Linda McMahon runs again, who knows? “Senator Al Franken” sounded ridiculous once upon a time too (and still does, actually). Good work, Minnesota voters. (4) Guys like Olby and Teacups are actually useful as chronic reminders to the left that they have their own little rhetorical storm fronts contributing to the “climate of hate.” That’s why I often found it hard at times to get too worked up over Grayson: You could always count on him to turn the ball over and hand righties an easy lay-up. If only all players were so easy to guard.

Started by DailyKos contributor who goes by the moniker “Stranded Wind,” the movement is still very much in its infancy, and is likely to be seen as delusional by its detractors. Still, its a rather impressive reaction that says more about the loyal following that Olbermann engendered from the DailyKos, even if detractors are certain to portray this as a joke, or if there is realistically very little chance for a potential senate run.

The thinking is summed up “He is, however, just old enough, smart enough, polished enough, and has all of the other attributes that would make him a darned good Senator for the state of Connecticut,” adding “So we decided we’d draft him to replace Joe Lieberman.” There are some concerns for NOT doing this, but those get addressed as well…

So far the “movement” has set up a Facebook page (that has roughly 430 fans at this point), a Twitter feed called @DraftOlbermann and plans to launch a website early this week.

Another virtue of Olby running? Given the size of his severance deal (allegedly), he could probably fund his own campaign. And even if he couldn’t, let’s face it — there’d be plenty of MoveOn types willing to kick in. Bottomless coffers! Exit question: Olbermann vs. McMahon in Connecticut with Obama at the top of the ticket. Who wins?


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The whole country didn’t necessarily know Grayson was a raving lunatic before he was in office. Not so with this one.

Kelligan on January 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Sounds like a classic DailyKos delusional circle jerk, to me.

YYZ on January 24, 2011 at 5:57 PM

If liberals are stupid enough to continue voting for Pete Stark, there is no reason why Olbermann can’t get elected.

Kataklysmic on January 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Olbermann vs. McMahon in Connecticut with Obama at the top of the ticket. Who wins?

Olbermann wins easily. Connecticut is just that braindead.

Ted Torgerson on January 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Started by DailyKos contributor who goes by the moniker “Stranded Wind”

Some kind of wind, that’s for sure.

CT voters elected lying trash Blumenthal, they wouldn’t even blink at pulling the lever for the King of Douchebags.

Bishop on January 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

If he comes to CT we’ll just be replacing one leftist baby killer supporter with another. That’s the only kind we hire to represent us.

Don L on January 24, 2011 at 6:01 PM

“No ratings Tingles” was going to run for Senator from Pennsylvania last year, seriously, until he was shaken out of his stupor. Which made his calling the race last of any network and grudgingly for Toomey all the sweeter.

Marcus on January 24, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Does he even live there? I’m trying to imagine Mr. Olbermann as the cooling saucer.

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Perfect opportunity for Simmons to run again.

BuzzCrutcher on January 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Stranded Wind, such a poetic name.

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

That man-child could never handle politics for one simple reason: debates.

Our political process is not like his little MSNBC show where he got to preselect his guests. Keith has more than demonstrated that he doesn’t have the stones for that.

Throwing a theatrical temper tantrum that would make a two year old shake his head in disbelief is NOT a debate tactic.

Machiavelli Hobbes on January 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Olbermann vs. McMahon in Connecticut with Obama at the top of the ticket. Who wins?

Olbermann wins easily. Connecticut is just that braindead.

Ted Torgerson on January 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Sadly, you are correct. But my guess is Connecticut will send a Kennedy to the Senate. Good lord, I need to move…

darkpixel on January 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM

As news spreads of Olby for Senate…from the fiery gates of Hell Khan cries out………CIVILITY!!

PappyD61 on January 24, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Please let this happen. If there have to be Democrats in the Senate at least let them be clowns like this guy.

Scrappy on January 24, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Let the wagers take place!

I say 3 to 1 odds.

upinak on January 24, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Because we need more greedy bloviating narcissists in Washington, right?

scalleywag on January 24, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Stranded Wind, such a poetic name.

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

more like stranded gas. You can’t do anything with it and it just sits there and goes sour.

upinak on January 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

I would love to see that clown in a debate. He’d be destroyed. He might just spontaneously combust.

darwin on January 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Well, Caligula made his horse a senator, and this is only slightly worse.

Tzetzes on January 24, 2011 at 6:09 PM

I would love to see that clown in a debate. He’d be destroyed. He might just spontaneously combust.

darwin on January 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

The entertainment value would surpass even Grayson’s…

Scrappy on January 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Keith Olbermann Out Ed Rendell In

Nearly Nobody on January 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Allah,you couldnot only retire,but be able to buy the cats an estate.

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Kieth Olberdouche – THE WORST SENATOR IN THE WOOOOOOORLD…

Or is it Stewart Smalley?

Kuffar on January 24, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Oh Lord, please make it so!

Connecticut becomes the butt of all stupid senator jokes, get’s Minnesota off the hook for Franken!

Please, please, please…

Bruno Strozek on January 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

upinak on January 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

LOL! You have to admit that your description adds to the theme.

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Are you ready for Senator Olbermann?

It’s just crazy enough to work. In CT.

ROCnPhilly on January 24, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Well, Caligula made his horse a senator, and this is only slightly worse.

Tzetzes on January 24, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Same thing, opposite end?

Kelligan on January 24, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Getting to watch the ‘on the Senate floor’ fistfight (or the effeminate version thereof) between Keith and Franken would almost be worth the price of admission. Almost.

They should just go ahead and sign the PPV deal now.

GnuBreed on January 24, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Do it! Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Nothing could possibly be better then this snake spitting across the senate podium.

Limerick on January 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Can’t this guy take a hint…?

GO AWAY!!!

Seven Percent Solution on January 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

This is NOT funny. I live in Connecticut. Find another “fun” way to taunt this tool…

JetBoy on January 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Lucifer himself could get elected to some high offices in states like CA and NY……..why not let Olbermann be Glenn Becks Senator?

PappyD61 on January 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM

This is NOT funny. I live in Connecticut. Find another “fun” way to taunt this tool…

JetBoy on January 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

he is just following in the steps of Reagan. ////////////

upinak on January 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Stranded Wind, such a poetic name.

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Stranded? More like Broken.

RedMindBlueState on January 24, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Think of it, Senators Olbermann, Clooney, Matthews, Franken and MrEd holding up their charts and graphs upside down in CSPAN.

Go Hollyweird, GO!

Limerick on January 24, 2011 at 6:20 PM

I just hope he becomes a mime artist.

tommer74 on January 24, 2011 at 6:20 PM

he is just following in the steps of Reagan. ////////////

upinak on January 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM

lol

Well Olby can keep on steppin’ westward…

JetBoy on January 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

JetBoy on January 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

You will have to join the state tea party!!!!!!

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Pelosi: You know, I miss Alan Grayson. He was such a fun, spunky character. I used to just love the way his eyes would bulge out and how he’d get all frothy and covered with spit. I wonder who we can get to replace him??

Rod on January 24, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Olbermann Letterman 2012…

mjbrooks3 on January 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM

NO!

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on January 24, 2011 at 6:29 PM

If the folks in CN vote for this Mann, they deserve him, fully.

Schadenfreude on January 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Doesn’t Olbermann live in NYC?

Emily M. on January 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Mann is not mensch.

Schadenfreude on January 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Do we have Senators from Mars?

Hummer53 on January 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

You will have to join the state tea party!!!!!!

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Now THAT would make me do it!

JetBoy on January 24, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Doesn’t Olbermann live in NYC?

Emily M. on January 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

I think so…but he’d be after Dodd’s seat.

JetBoy on January 24, 2011 at 6:32 PM

sorry…Leiberman’s seat

JetBoy on January 24, 2011 at 6:32 PM

5) Even Republicans screwup every now and then … having somebody like Olbermann there always takes the pain away.

J_Crater on January 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM

The 2012 election will be the most bitter and divided political season ever, bathtubboy would be grist to the mill.

Rebar on January 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Connecticut: how far they’ve come (and gone) from Bing Crosby’s Christmas tunes about the place. Really, really far.

Broken Wind, Stranded Wind, Keith Olbermann… it’s just not even competitive with the likes of “Christmas in Connecticut” on all fronts, past and present.

Lourdes on January 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM

If you get traffics galore, you will take us to dinner. All of us And pay for the plane ticket/mileage.

See, this is the crap I got to put up with at dinner time. Well, crazier things have happened, right Gov. Christie?

ProudPalinFan on January 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM

No… let’s keep this simple… what could go right?

The list is nonexistent… it’s shorter….

CynicalOptimist on January 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Lieberman…Exit question: Olbermann vs. McMahon in Connecticut with Obama at the top of the ticket. Who wins?

The actual question is, what in the heck happened to Connecticut?

Lourdes on January 24, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Stranded Wind, such a poetic name.
Cindy Munford on January 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Kinda sounds like an empty head with the wind justa blowing thru it!

DSchoen on January 24, 2011 at 6:39 PM

If he makes Senator then FOX better install more fire extinguishers.

Limerick on January 24, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Perhaps Keefums will answer Obama’s question about “How much (money) is enough?”

Keef can also explain to his fans how his attorney was working on this for seven weeks – and still came as a SUPRISE!?

GarandFan on January 24, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Doesn’t Olbermann live in NYC?

Emily M. on January 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Reesidency requirements have never deterred the Looney Left. Excuse, that’d be “the Democrats”.

Lourdes on January 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Exit question: Olbermann vs. McMahon in Connecticut with Obama at the top of the ticket. Who wins?

You do Allah.

Vince on January 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM

On the bright side he could totally waste his windfall from the MSNBC deal and lose.

Limerick on January 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Stranded Wind, such a poetic name.
Cindy Munford on January 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Kinda sounds like an empty head with the wind justa blowing thru it!

DSchoen on January 24, 2011 at 6:39 PM

And that, right there, is the Left’s current replacement rendition of “Christmas in Connecticut”: screaming about “wind” and other constipations from within.

Lourdes on January 24, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Are you ready for Senator Olbermann?

No.

peski on January 24, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Doesn’t Olbermann live in NYC?

Emily M. on January 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

He lived in CT while working at ESPN in the 1990s. Speaking of which, I find it really neat that the biggest name in global sports television is headquartered in a non-descript suburb of Hartford.

YYZ on January 24, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Senator from Connecticut? I’d love to see a poll of long-time ESPN employees in Bristol about this one…

jon1979 on January 24, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Are you ready for Senator Olbermann?

Sure am ! Like I am ready for a circumsision (sp?) with a rusty hack saw !

cableguy615 on January 24, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Think of it, Senators Olbermann, Clooney, Matthews, Franken and MrEd holding up their charts and graphs upside down in CSPAN.

Go Hollyweird, GO!

Limerick on January 24, 2011 at 6:20 PM

No, no, Clooney would be making movies about all those dark shadows behind the podium.

Lourdes on January 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM

After watching Blumenthal coast i have to think that any Democrat beats any Republican in the current, beyond all logic, climate in Connecticut.

Its frightening that Democrats have no standards other than the (D) in front of a name. They would gladly vote for serial liar or piece of human trash, as they proved in 2010.

I have lost all faith in New England, even when we win…we lose…*cough* Scott Brown *cough*

alecj on January 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM

I have lost all faith in New England, even when we win…we lose…*cough* Scott Brown *cough*

alecj on January 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Yes.

Lourdes on January 24, 2011 at 6:47 PM

I would love to see that clown in a debate. He’d be destroyed. He might just spontaneously combust.
darwin on January 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Aw yes, Olbermann approaches the podium with his framed Jr. College diploma hung around his neck as Bling….

DSchoen on January 24, 2011 at 6:47 PM

OMG; this would be such a delight to watch unfold. Literally thousands of sound bites available at the touch of a hand. Oh my, watching this over rated POS get dismantled in front of millions would be worth the price of admission.

Keemo on January 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Will he only debate people whe agree with him?

pappy on January 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM

whe=who

/ffs (fat finger syndrome)

pappy on January 24, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Hey, this clown could get elected in Connecticut, don’t kid yourself!

AcronisF on January 24, 2011 at 6:55 PM

AcronisF on January 24, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Good. The more clowns the folks see in the circus the better.

Limerick on January 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

GnuBreed on January 24, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Well that would fill the Moe and Larry spots, who gets to be Curly?

DSchoen on January 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Olberman would almost register as ‘sentient’ next to Schumer.

Inanemergencydial on January 24, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Oh, I hope so,

Then we know which voters of which state to permanently kick off the island…..

cane_loader on January 24, 2011 at 7:05 PM

If Olberman were to be elected Senator, that would be all I’d need, to prove this country is bent on punishment , and torture. Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh!!!

capejasmine on January 24, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Franken for his intellect and gravitas.

Olberman for his statesmanship and diplomacy.

Next: Jared Loughner for his vision and inspiration.

njcommuter on January 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I think he should run as a 3rd Party candidate for the presidency. It would make for interesting theater.

joedoe on January 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Stranded Wind, such a poetic name.

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Sounds like “Choke” to me.

mad scientist on January 24, 2011 at 8:11 PM

If Al Franken can do it, so can he.

God help us all.

petefrt on January 24, 2011 at 8:32 PM

“I’m disappointed that Keith Olbermann has gone, as I’d hoped to eventually be named worst person in the universe, which I assume he’d eventually get to. On the other hand, if they’d just run his show at night now with his empty chair, MSNBC would finally have a non-white face hosting a show. They’d still not be as diverse as the tea party, but it’d be a step in the right direction.”

– Erick Erickson

Schadenfreude on January 24, 2011 at 9:32 PM

I can understand the slow news day on Friday, Allah, but Monday?
.
RWG (geez, dude, you’re not even trying anymore :-)

RWG on January 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Exit question: Olbermann vs. McMahon in Connecticut with Obama at the top of the ticket. Who wins?

Nobody.

loudmouth883 on January 25, 2011 at 6:18 AM

Olberman throwing his tantrums on the Senate floor! Might almost be worth seeing.

jeanie on January 25, 2011 at 9:06 AM

For information on “Stranded Wind”, just Google Twittergate.

BrianA on January 25, 2011 at 10:10 AM

The whole country didn’t necessarily know Grayson was a raving lunatic before he was in office. Not so with this one.
Kelligan on January 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Here in MN many of us knew Franken was, but, he got elected. Minneapolis elected Keith (Hakim X) Ellison despite of his anti semetic writings under his pen name.

Don’t underestimate a liberal State or Districts ability to ignore a lib’s idiotic rantings.

jpmn on January 25, 2011 at 3:04 PM