It is the end of an error. MSNBC has shown the door to both Keith Olbermann and the dry shriveled husk of his sense of shame.
The Leg is going to miss the preening, pretentious, pompous fire hose of self-righteousness and bluster. And Chris Matthew’s Head liked having him around if only because he tended to make Matthew’s look like a model of proportionality and reason by comparison.
But when even Jon Stewart is finding you embarrassing to the liberal cause, it’s probably time for America’s most liberal news network to serve up a heaping helping of canned Olby.
The Leg has seen this coming for some time. Olbermann had not been the same since George W. Bush’s departure from the White House. (See: “Olbermann in Post-Bush Crisis. Must Find New Focus for 17 Million Gigawatts of Incandescent Hate or Risk Spontaneous Human Combustion.”
It was a little sad when, just moments ago, Chris Matthews’ Leg stopped by Olbermann’s desk and found only a scrap of paper containing an old “To Do” list:
__ Browbeat the interns.
__ Call the Dale Carnegie people. Demand refund.
__ Check Daily Kos threads to find out what the kids want to hear tonight.
__ Repeatedly stab photo of Bill O’Reilly muttering oaths and curses.
__ Taunt CM, RM about my salary increase.
__ Renew “Verbal Advantage” subscription.
__ Send vocabulary out to be waxed.
__ Hit GoDaddy. Register InsufferableTwit.com and PompousGeek.tv
__ Hit Netflix. Put “Reds” at the top of the queue. Again.
Sadly, those days are over. And The Leg is feeling a little blue.
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