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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oh, God! Is This The Story Of The Day?

Nevermind Jindal's freakishly stiff delivery or subjectmatter that falls flat just moments after starting.

This is what all the hype is about today:



That's right, someone on a hot mic says "Oh, God".

My response is "so what"?

Jeff Emanuel @ REDSTATE dives headlong into the realm of the paranoid-delusional and claims that Jindal is being maligned because he is a "minority". And he seems more than sure that it was Olbermann that muttered the offensive phrase:

You see, President Obama is supposed to be the only minority who is allowed to address — and inspire — the American people (not to mention the fact that Jindal’s politics are all wrong, making him the worst possible kind of minority).

Listen to the clip below and you’ll hear Keith Olbermann mutter “Oh, God,” as Jindal walks out to give his response to Obama’s fake State of the Union address.


I'll pass on discussing Emanuel's pathetic and unblushginly ignorant statement on race relations. It's to be expected from people of his particular ideological bent.

My question is this - who really cares what this unknown person said while their mic was on?

No one is going to deny that it was convenient that it was spoken as Jindal appeared on screen. But, after seeing and hearing what he had to say, no one can deny it's lackluster appeal.

Just take a look at what some of the Fox"News" crew had to say:

BRIT HUME: “The speech read a lot better than it sounded. This was not Bobby Jindal’s greatest oratorical moment.”

NINA EASTON: “The delivery was not exactly terrific.”

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: “Jindal didn’t have a chance. He follows Obama, who in making speeches, is in a league of his own. He’s in a Reagan-esque league. … [Jindal] tried the best he could.”

JUAN WILLIAMS: “It came off as amateurish, and even the tempo in which he spoke was sing-songy. He was telling stories that seemed very simplistic and almost childish.”


Even though all the conservative chatter about who said this and what it might me is more than just sad, it's to be expected.

Considering that Jindal essentially fell right on his face with the Republican Response, what other approach would you expect the right-wing prattle heads to take?

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