WORST TWITTERS IN THE WORLD  12:49 pm January 24, 2011

People With Nothing Better To Do Want Olbermann As Next Terrible CT Senator

by Jack Stuef

If Pat Robertson can't have it, nobody can.
No. Shut up. Stop doing this. Nobody wants this.

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.

Why ever would that be the case? “DailyKos contributor ‘Stranded Wind’” is the most trusted name in recruiting candidates for national office.

Still, its a rather impressive reaction.

A whole 238 (!!!) Twitter followers as of us posting this. Jawsome, Mediaite!

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

Even if it’s starting small, this is a great idea! Connecticut would be best served by a senator who refuses to show up to work when he feels slighted in the least and quits after only a couple months when he learns he isn’t “the boss.” (Majority Leader Tony Danza is.) [Mediaite]

 
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HolyMaracas January 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm

It was just a matter of time before the "I'm with OLBO" meme surfaced.

Sheesko January 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Quick! Filibuster reform!

Kidneys4Sale January 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Chillax, homeslice. Ben Nelson and all his brohemes are already taking care of the filibustering of reform for us.

donner_froh January 24, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Just when you thought Senators from Connecticut couldn't get any worse…

OC_Surf_Serf January 24, 2011 at 12:55 pm

KO4CT…has a wonderful porn-site ring to it…

Barbara_i January 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm

cue porn "wok-a-chew" music. "Look! Two plumbers showed up!"

Gay Mexican Intern January 24, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Worst. Callsign. Ever.

Tommmcatt January 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Draft Larry King!

ManchuCandidate January 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Please, no more celebs unless they're serious like Senator Lizard Person Franken.

OneDollarJuana January 24, 2011 at 1:20 pm

How about Sonny Bono? He is dead serious.

WunkRocker January 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Draft the Hedgehog ! Ron Jeremy Does CT!

chascates January 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Connecticut, the Nut<del>meg</del>case State

ManchuCandidate January 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Draft Kodos!

Monsieur_Grumpe January 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

No draft Kang!

OneDollarJuana January 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Draft Beer!

V572625694 January 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Kang approves of your comment.

Preferred Customer January 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm

You fool. Don't throw your vote away. This is a two-party system.

magic_titty January 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Slow down people. Let's get him booked as host of SNL first; then we can talk Senate.

Oblios_Cap January 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I smell a rat. I think this "Stranded Wind" character is really KO, whose hot air is stranded, cut off from its life-affirming media access.

GOPCrusher January 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I don't know why Keith would use a pseudonym, he already posts to Kos with his own KeithOlbermann handle.
No, I could see a random Kos poster starting this movement since they worship the very ground that Keith trods upon.

Come here a minute January 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Keith should set himself up as the left's Sarah Palin, and run for queen of Twitter.

Extemporanus January 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

An Olbermann pincer movement?

Blendergoathead January 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I'll sign on only after he's also endorsed by HuffPo and FDL, due to my internet kook triangulation strategy for the 2012 elections.

AZ_Transplant January 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

This might be the only thing worse than having Lieberman as senator.

Zvi_Bleindmeis January 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm

What about having Lieberman as senator again?

V572625694 January 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Joementum returns!

neiltheblaze January 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Really? How exactly?

BaldarTFlagass January 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Olberman would probably be better playing a bombastic self-important asshole in a movie, not in the Senate. Too soon?

freakishlywrong January 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm

He may be a bombastic self-important asshole, but he's OUR bombastic self-important asshole..

OneDollarJuana January 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm

You just stated the major qualification for most Senators. Keith would fit right in. Except I don't think he's quite corrupt enough (but I suppose he could change).

ttommyunger January 24, 2011 at 1:41 pm

No stretch there, I smell Oscar!

Terry January 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Honestly, Connecticut puts on various airs, but really, they're sort of the Mississippi of New England, aren't they? At least Rhode Island is honest about who and what they are.

CapeClod January 24, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I tend to think of it as the Arkansas of New England.

V572625694 January 24, 2011 at 1:23 pm

It's more a concentration camp for hedge fund zillionaires. Yes, other people live in the state, but the hedgies run everything from their enclave in Greenwich.

elviouslyqueer January 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm

No no. That's New Hampshire.

Negropolis January 25, 2011 at 12:05 am

No, New Hampshire is the Mississippi of New England. And, Maine can at times be like the Alabama. Connecticut it only the third worst, at best.

smokefilledroommate January 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm

As Senator, Olbermann could talk to Ben Affleck whenever he wanted to!!!

CalamityJames January 25, 2011 at 2:28 am

Yeah, but are there any benefits?

nonbeliever7 January 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Well, he's certainly no Ronald Reagan.

ttommyunger January 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Thank Fucking God!

elviouslyqueer January 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Hell, draft Betty White. That bitch can kick anybody's ass.

Not_So_Much January 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

More bloviating will fix the senate for sure!

genxr January 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm

He should announce his candidacy on The Simpsons.

Texan_Bulldog January 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Stop blood libeling Trig!!!!!11!! I mean Keith.

OT but an IL appeals court has booted Rahm from the mayoral ballot. I suspect lots of horses heads to be appearing soon.

weejee January 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Not ballet slippers with the feet still in them?

MozakiBlocks January 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Oh, this isn't going to be pretty…

MarionNYNY January 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I was trying to stop drinking, but I've been playing this game (alone) where I have to take a shot whenever anybody says "blood libel." Thanks a lot!

indecencycmdr January 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

blood libel! blood libel! blood libel! tee-hee!
-the enabler!

OC_Surf_Serf January 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

thought I heard a very loud 'fuck those cocksuckers' float across the ether

CrankyLttlCamperette January 25, 2011 at 12:34 am

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, like a million voices all cried out "FUCK!" at once and then were silenced…

LionelHutzEsq January 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I, for one, would support Olbermann just to see him introduce legislation to outlaw the designated hitter.

metamarcisf January 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

And to eliminate instant replay review in all American professional sports

GOPCrusher January 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I would prefer to see Keith in a more important role than Senator from CT. Since Bob Costas doesn't seem to be interested, Keith should take a run as the next MLB Commissioner.

CrankyLttlCamperette January 25, 2011 at 12:35 am

Do I smell BCS reform…?

SmutBoffin January 24, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Jesus, these people. Look, 'Broken Wind' or whatever, we know that KO makes you feel a little tingly in the drawers when he does his 'shouty dad' impression every night on the Basic Cable, but the Senate already has enough rich, arrogant jerks…

SayItWithWookies January 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm

It's nice to see the left is getting so big-tent that it's adopting the right-wing celebrities-can-do-anything meme. This is going to really help my plan to send the team of Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Deepak Chopra to Somalia to deal with the chaos there.

V572625694 January 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Send Deep-Pockets Chopra somewhere, anyway.

MinAgain January 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm

who refuses to show up to work when he feels slighted in the least and quits after only a couple months

I thought Sarah Palin had already patented that process.

chickensmack January 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

<div align=center>A Senate Resolution
to introduce through legislation
The World's Worst Person</div>

Monsieur_Grumpe January 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Olbermann?
Why?
Is everyone else in the entire state of Connecticut too busy?
There must be at least 100 people living in Connecticut; one of them has got to be better than Olbermann.

ttommyunger January 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm

"Living" there? It's winter!

hobgoblin January 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I'm doing my part: I launched a Facebook-only Cybersenate campaign when Sour Joe announced his retirement. Part of my appeal is that I will not shake hands, kiss babies, or give long, boring speeches.

bureaucrap January 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

How about the late Samuel Langhorne Clemens? He lived in Hartford, and just came out with a new bestselling autobiography where he lays out his plan for world conquest.

genxr January 24, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Even in his present state, he would be livelier than Senator Droopy Dog.

OneDollarJuana January 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

He does? I haven't gotten to that part yet.

zhubajie January 25, 2011 at 12:03 am

Too liberal, I fear.

chickensmack January 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

We could then have the World's Worst passed as legislation. How awesome. Let's start with Dubya.

hagajim January 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

"the Senate already has enough rich, arrogant jerks…"

There you have it…the reason KO should run. He'd be able to hang out with his homies…besides it might be fun to watch him bloviate on CSPAN….This just in! And maybe we could get Bill O' to run as well…

Limeylizzie January 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Draft Katydid…isn't she from the Nutmeg State?

V572625694 January 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm

And really: "The Nutmeg State"? What is that about?

OC_Surf_Serf January 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

and to thing we had that nut Meg run here last Fall in California…

DeeJayKitteh January 24, 2011 at 1:20 pm

People with nothing to do suddenly find themselves having a lot in common with Keith Olbermann.

facehead January 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm

When purple moon hang low in sky,
and dirty pig learn to fly,
stranded wind will elect this guy.

horsedreamer_1 January 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Olbermann v. Linda Mc Mahon would allow Connecticut to decide who really is the king of fake sports, ESPN: the Worldwide Leader in Texas Hold 'em or WWE.

prommie January 24, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Oh, yay! And Kucinich for President! The libtard dream lives on!

metamarcisf January 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Watch Keith Olbermann place Linda McMahon in a figure four leg lock.

mavenmaven January 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

He can't run for office until he has a TLC program. "Keith Olbermann's Connecticut" anyone?

baconzgood January 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

If he doesn't get his problems with his outside blocking fixed I don't think KO is going to go any higher than the 3rd round in this draft.

johnnymeatworth January 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Only after Eric Cartman wins a Senate seat in Colorado.

genxr January 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Cartman/Angle 2012!

DeeJayKitteh January 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm

The "We Will Use 2nd Amendment Remedies if You Don't Respect Our Authoritah" ticket?

jim89048 January 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I'm pretty sure NBC Comcast's lawyers wrote an ironclad clause into his exit contract expressly forbidding this.

ttommyunger January 24, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I'd like to see it just to rub salt in their asses (you know who). Anyway, have you check out the field lately, how bad could he be?

DustBowlBlues January 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Fuck you, "my" the wonket. KO's ego is plenty big enough to be in the senate. So there.

DashboardBuddha January 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Stranded Wind sounds like the hipster word for gas.

genxr January 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Sounds more like extreme fart suppression. If Stranded Wind weren't so uptight, he/she would just let it go. Probably feel a lot better afterwords, even if the room does clear out.

A_VoightKampff January 29, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Ironically, Mr. Windd is an advocate of Anhydrous Ammonia as a clean energy source. Boy I bet those farts burn.

DustBowlBlues January 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Shave the whales: make your presence known and I will explain Mattress Mary.

Why not KO? I'd vote for him if were an okie. Then again, having a senate delegation made up of Sen. Inhofe (R-Big Oil) and Sen. Spooky Doktor Tom Coburn (R-Rapturestan) makes most anyone who isn't a right wing shill/freak look good.

DustBowlBlues January 24, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I can picture it now: The Dems tighten up the filibuster rule and KO reads aloud from every single fucking word James Thurber ever wrote. Walter Mitty, anyone?

DerrickWildcat January 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I must confess I'm a little wishy-washy on the Olbermann, but I did catch him reading Thurber a couple of times and I thought it was kinda neat.

user-of-owls January 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Boring! Call me when a "Draft Letterman" meme gets going.

Dullsvile. Call me when a "Final Version Letterman" meme gets going.

user-of-owls January 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Chris Berman for Senate?

mourningnmerica January 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

My fellow Wonketeers. What is up with all of this hatin' on? Olberman is the preeminent voice on the left. Have you seen his program? What issues is he on the wrong side of? I for one am already writing the check to his campaign. Jesus, don't you remember when Al Franken told Lieberman to shut the fuck up and kiss his pearly ass in that hearing? You can't picture KO telling Cantor to suck his big circumcised dick when he gets there? I'm as jaded as the rest of you, but my fellow commenters, there is a difference between Keith Olberman and Mitch McConnell. I, for one, am tired of seeing Dems, lay down for the fascist right. I'm tired of watching Obama suck John Boehner's dick. This guy is brilliant, and he is a fighter. He doesn't take shit from anybody. So please, gang, get your cynical heads out of your snarky asses on this one. This guy is going to be a great Senator, in the mold of Al Franken.

Chet Kincaid January 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

OK, we'll all do that!!!

BlueStateLibel January 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I totally agree with you, and don't understand the hating on Keith. Finally someone who isn't going to just roll over, and people complain he's got a big ego?!? I don't get it.

GOPCrusher January 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Lot of people thought the same thing, back in 2008 when they pulled the handle for the Obama/Biden ticket.

mourningnmerica January 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Always a possibility. But I cannot picture him backing down. Hopey was always thought and seen to be somewhat averse to conflict. Smooth, not combative. Scholarly, gentlemanly.I don't think that anyone could foresee that he would prove to have such a devastating lack of guts. This guy, probably, is different. The ego and self righteousness will be an asset in the Senate. And as Senator, you are much freer to call them like you see them, than as Presnit.

problemwithcaring January 24, 2011 at 6:48 pm

"But I cannot picture him backing down."

I want to apologize for the lack of snark, right off, but Jesus muthafuckin whore diamond Christo, I am sooooooo fucking sick of this gutless meme. The same people that call Obama gutless are the same people that have given Diane Feinstein a 20 year career in the Senate. Al Franken voted for the health care bill and the tax cut compromise. Why? I think it's because he realizes that supporting this President's measures, as shitty as they are, are the best way to achieve progress in the face of gerrymandered demagogues (of both parties) currently stonewalling on the Hill. No, I don't like the dick-sucking, jive-shucking style the Prez has adopted with Republicans, but the gutless critique is bullshit.

Tommmcatt January 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm

HEAR HEAR!

mourningnmerica January 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

I want to understand. If you are saying that Obama isn't a coward, then I absolutely disagree. He has behaved like a frightened child, especially recently. They passed the Republican tax cuts for the wealthiest people WHILE DEMS WERE STILL IN POWER. His rational, and I'm using his words, was that if he didn't deal with the terrorists (Republicans) the hostages would have gotten hurt. Look, I was his biggest supporter, and was hopeful, as we really needed a transcendent figure to have any chance of avoiding a complete collapse of the USA. But the guy is clearly Goldman's little bitch. He has repeatedly tried to suck up to people who hate him most. He gave way without a fight on a number of right vs. wrong issues. The man is a disaster. The gutless critique is NOT bullshit. It is sadly accurate. And the people you mentioned, senators and such. They are not the President of the United States of America. He is in a unique position to fight for what he believes in. Bill Clinton beat the fuck out of them, and ended Newt Gingrich's career. Gingrich played chicken with him and said he was going to shut the government down if Clinton didn't sign Newt's budget. You think Clinton wasn't sweating? You think he didn't consider giving in? Obama didn't even fight them on the tax cuts. HE SURRENDERED WITH WHAT WAS OBVIOUSLY A WINNING HAND. This President will be bullied for the next 2 years. He abandons what he believes in at the first sign of opposition. The gutless critique is valid. You should not be defending him.

undeterredbyreality January 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm

NO(l)BERMA(nn)!!!!

Interesting side note: If we take these names (Obama/Olbermann) back to their indo-euro (afro) sanskrit roots, we will see that they are, in fact, the same name! That explains why we never see those two together.

CapnFatback January 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, OLBERMA?!

Limeylizzie January 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Yes, she is the lovely Ena Sharples , aka Volet Carson, a frequenter of "The Rovers Return"..

WriteyWriterton January 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

And it's only a short hop from Ena Sharples to Imelda Staunton. Emphasis on the "short."

Limeylizzie January 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Hey, hey I only stand a whopping 5'4" meself.

WriteyWriterton January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

We're in this together. I'm only a hair (i.e., hairless scalp) over 5-5. So I'm slurring my own demographic.

DemmeFatale January 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Oh yeah, thanks! How could I forget the ever-present hairnet!?
(I was more of a "Crossroads" person, back in the day.)

MistaEko January 24, 2011 at 2:12 pm

C-SPAN2 Transcript: March 13, 2016 9:44 PM

Orator: The chair now recognizes the senator from Connecticut.
Sen. Olbermann (D-CT): Thank you, Mr. President. Tonight, as promised, a special comment on social security wage adjustments. Mr. President, Rod Sterling once said..
[next 15 minutes unable to be followed by stenographer]
Good night, and good luck.
Orator: The chair now recognizes the senator from Massachusetts.
Sen. Maddow (D-MA): (a resigned sigh almost escapes notice) Thank you, Mr. President.

SorosBot January 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm

No, it's infancy, meaning it's already born; they only believe in protecting embryos and care nothing for the welfare of the living.

Oblios_Cap January 24, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Yes, because there's no way anyone earning $30M in 2 years could be anything less than a regular Joe, the salt of the earth, and the common clay that holds our society together.

KO, you're OK by me…

Chet Kincaid January 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Who knows, maybe Olbermann might make a halfway decent politician. But his show has lately been eminently missable–and I used to watch it religiously, despite the cringe-worthy parts (all of his attempts at humor and the boring stable of "me-to" guests). But Jesus God, he even fucked up his own eulogy: he hoists the damned Thurber book and takes off the glasses, as if to annoy people to the end! And you guilty parties, please stop making love of Olbermann some kind of litmus test of leftist unity, that's fucking stupid.

Negropolis January 25, 2011 at 12:13 am

Does anyone know the story behind his Thurber readings? It was on the advice of his dying father, not some kind of kool kids grandstanding. And, even if it had been, just switch the damned channel. It's like people totally forget that he also had the irreverently fluffly Oddball segment, which he did daily.

fuflans January 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm

ok, who would choose 'stranded wind' as a moniker?

sounds like a fart.

beer4prez January 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I wonder if this is the announcement he is going to make at 8PM tonight via twitter /sarcasm. But seriously though, how dick is it to state (via tweet) that AT 8pm (your old showtime, now someone else's show time) you will be making your first tweet? Let the network move on, dude; it does a disservice to Lawrence, frankly.

This guy.

hagajim January 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Lawrence is a disservice to himself and he would likely not have a job if K.O. hadn't gotten him the gig…just sayin…

gurukalehuru January 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Why all the hatin' on Keith O? He's a liberal and, at the moment, he's available. I'd love to see him in the Senate. Just make sure he's a bona fide Connecticut resident.

Beowoof January 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Well it would be an improvement from Lieberman.

Limeylizzie January 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

My fucking anus would be an improvement on Lieberman

Gorillionaire January 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm

What's the big deal? KO is perfect for the Senate. He likes to wear nice suits and talk and be on TV. I'd vote for KO a hundred million skidillion times before I would vote for a friggin Mitch McConnell or DeMint or even a slightly drunk Scott Brown. And, like it or not America, that is pretty much the full spectrum of choice that we usually get at election time.

Barbara_i January 24, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Dan Abrams is jumping ship from NBC to ABC. Wonder if he will be running for the comptroller's office?

Troubledog January 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Despite this generous offer, methinks Israel and CIGNA will continue to choose their own representation in the Senate, thank you very much, sir.

Serfville January 24, 2011 at 5:36 pm

EMO BOY, I WEEP FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(For running for the Senate in CT of course!)

Troubledog January 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Also, drafting people to run for office, hahahaha, the end.

lulzmonger January 24, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Gee, looks like fun! Can I play too?
DRAFT BILL HICKS! Hey, why not? Dead guys get votes all the time!

At long last … at LONG LAST, Stranded Wind, sir or madam, have you no sanity???
HENGH?

Negropolis January 25, 2011 at 12:01 am

Et tu, Jack? Really, are we going to keep up this elementary school "doesn't play well with others" grading when it comes to talking about Keith? If so, that's pretty lame snark. Really, folks, welcome to GrownUpWorld, where smart and effective people range from nice to douchebag.

So, he can be a bit of a diva. Shit, isn't that basically a prerequisite for running for the Senate? I think it's in the Constitution.

BTW, I was never a huge fan of Franken or his work (but less a fan of Franken, personally, than his work), but fully supported his run, and he's turned out to be one of my very favorite Senators. Keith would be at least as legitimate a candidate as Franken, IMO.

WhatTheHolyHeck January 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm

At least Olbermann could have correctly answered Couric's request for the definition of the Bush Doctrine.

A_VoightKampff January 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm

KO is a wimp. Clooney Rocks. Or so says my wife.

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