Keith Olbermann For Senate?

Keith Olbermann’s fans already have a future job in mind for him:

Liberals want Keith Olbermann to run for retiring Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-Conn.) seat.

The ploy to coax the former MSNBC host into the Democratic Senate primary was hatched by activists attending a conference in Pennsylvania over the weekend.

Facebook and Twitter pages are already active and a website is expected to go up in the coming days.

“We’re using our full set of campaign tools but they won’t go active until we get a little downtime while we’re in D.C.,” a blogger by the name of Stranded Wind wrote on the liberal website Daily Kos.

Olbermann left his show “Countdown” on Friday. He revealed over the weekend that he would return to his blog on MLB.com, Baseball Nerd, but has remained quiet about any other plans.

Should Olbermann decide to forgo a return to television, he could be eligible to run for Lieberman’s seat, Stranded Wind notes. “He used to live in Connecticut and could easily return and establish residency.”

Honestly, Olbermann does not strike me as someone who would be at all temperamentally suited to electoral politics, but stranger things have happened.

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Comments

  1. michael reynolds says:

    I don’t know, man. His enemies have tape of him reading James Thurber short stories. You can’t get elected with that kind of dirty laundry.

  2. Lgbpop says:

    Why the heck not, Connecticut can’t get any closer to hell – they’re already there. That’s why my parents left there in 1961. But hey, if Al Franken can steal an election in Minnesota Queef can do it in the Nutmeg State. Matter of fact – considering how that name came about, he’d be right at home there.

  3. vab says:

    NO!! NO!! NO!!! I can’t even watch him on TV!! Can not imagine him serving our country!!!

  4. john personna says:

    That would be funny, but only because I am many thousands of miles away.

  5. IP727 says:

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    HAVING LOST THEIR DANGLING HEMORRHOID,
    THEIR BEST LAID PLANS HAVE RUN AMOK,
    AND QUITE FRANKLY WE DON’T GIVE A PHUQUE,
    WHAT A WONDERFUL THING IS OUR SCHADENFREUDE .

  6. Neil Hudelson says:

    ip727,

    How much of an idiot can you be? Do you really think the drivel you just put up qualifies as even a comment? Just how far from reality are you removed?

    The AABBA structure for an ode is generally used in the epode segment of a Pindaric or “Classic” structure. To have a proper epode you need both a strophe and an antistrophe preceding it in order for the epode to coalesce the two ideas into the ode’s final messaage.

    For a standalone segment like yours you should rather use a Horation or “english” ode, with the rhyme scheme of ABABCDCDE, written in iambic pentameter.

  7. Trumwill says:

    Irrespective of how he has voted on the issues, Al Franken has turned out to be a pretty good senator. As much as I inclined to react with horror to what kind of senator Olbermann would be, who knows?

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  9. anjin-san says:

    Come on Neil, you are just a sissified, book learning liberal. Bet you have never even wasted a commie with an automatic weapon…

  10. IP727 says:

    cher Neil, se sentent svp libre pour embrasser mon âne à votre convenance