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Did we see the same speech?
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, September 04, 2008

Josh Marshall on Rudi Giuliani:
They didn't want Rudy's blood and iron speech the day after Gustav so they bumped it until tonight. Big mistake. He positively dripped with a kind of curdled anger, the origin of which is difficult to grasp. But he actually seemed to get angrier and angrier as the speech progressed — off chopping his hands around, baring his teeth. I know the people in the hall loved it. But I think a lot of people will see it as whacked. Rancid. Curdled.
Angier and angrier? It seemed to me he was having fun delivering the speech. As I remember it, he was laughing most of the time. And amazingly - when most folks laugh, the bare their teeth.

"Angry", "rancid", "curdled" and "whacked" are obviously in the eye of the beholder, especially where politics is concerned. (link, Giuliani speech)

BTW ... did anyone else get a kick out of Keith Olberman complaining that Palin was too sarcastic and too biting.
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Yeah, I saw that from Olbie...

It was, frankly, the most ironic thing he has ever said in his entire life...

Oh, and it appears the Teleprompter for Gov. Palin’s speech wasn’t working right... Wouldn’t pause at all for the applause.

So by time she was a third though the speech (at the latest, I suspect earlier), she was on her own till the end.

lets see Sen. Obama do THAT...
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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All I saw last night was Rudy and Palin both having FUN delivering their speeches.
Written By: shark
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It might not be entirely clear if you’re channel surfing, but Olbermann was sent back to New York for the GOP convention. Recall that in Denver he was out running the show with Matthews. His behavior in Denver was so in the tank for Obama (as was Matthews’) that I think the NBC execs must have gotten their heads handed to them.

Hence, Olbermann was sent home, where he sits alone at an anchor desk, not allowed to play with the other children.

I noted that Tom Brokaw, in particular, was having as little to do with Olbermann on-air as he possibly could.

More than any of those people, Brokaw’s reputation has been damaged from being seen at the same table as Olbermann. I also noted that Buchanan is now seen sitting with Matthews, whereas he was never seen (as best I recall) sitting with Olbermann.

Also, I’ve been seeing far less of the cartoon-human hybrid David Shuster.
Written By: Martin McPhillips
I think Josh becomes so enraged whenever he hears a Republican these days I gotta think he was listening to the speech but looking at a mirror.
Written By: Rich Horton
Well, perceptions do change when you’re holding your breath waiting for mommy to give you a cookie...
Written By: Keith_Indy
Few journalists manage the feat of being both a mockery of journalistic ethics and a mockery of intellectualism(at the same time) the way Keith Olberman does.

He’s really quite adept.

If I remember correctly, last night Chris Matthews mentioned that Palin came off strong like Sally Field as Norma Rae.

Olberman mentioned that he was reminded more of Reese Witherspoon playing Tracey Flick in Election.

If you haven’t seen Election, it isn’t quite as flattering as Mr. Matthews’ comparison, which itself was unexpected.
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