Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Monday, October 13, 2008

In Honorium to Waldo: Somewhere Nostradamus is smiling

Sen. Sherrod Brown makes an election night prediction about Fixed News.

TOLEDO, OH - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) lent his warmup act skills to Barack Obama today, speaking to a crowd in Toledo before the Illinois senator arrived.

During his 10-minute speech, the Democrat told voters to imagine themselves on Election Day - getting up early to vote and volunteer at the polls. Then, “about 7:30 or 8 o’clock on Nov. 4th, Election night after the polls are closed, you’re gonna go home, sit down in a big, comfortable chair – maybe you bought a big, wide flat screen TV so you can watch election returns,” he said, painting a picture of the big day.

After some channel surfing, Brown said by about 11:30pm, “you’re gonna switch it over to FOX.”

The Obama-loving crowd, of course, booed. Eager not to lose them, the Ohio senator continued, “Bear with me here. No, no you want to do this – you don’t like FOX, but sometimes FOX has gotta do the right thing, so you’re gonna watch FOX,” he ordered. After all, it was his premonition.

Talking them off the crowd he continued, “About quarter till 12 on election night, it’s gonna be Bill O’Reilly sitting there with Sean Hannity.”

The crowd, unable to take it, began to jeer some more.

“No, no wait a sec, this is gonna be too much fun. You’re not gonna be booing ‘cause you know what’s coming next,” he said.

Getting back to his prediction, he continued, “So Hannity – they’re going through all these numbers and Barack’s won California, New York and Illinois and Michigan and Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and all these others, and you know McCain wins Utah or something.” The crowd thought that was pretty funny.

And then the punch line:

“Then Hannity’s sitting there next to O’Reilly and they’re looking at each other and O’Reilly says, ‘You gonna do it?’ and Hannity says, ‘No.’ So O’Reilly – sweat’s coming, tears are coming down his cheeks – you can see ‘em on your flat screen. And O’Reilly says, ‘Well, Ohio went for Barack Obama. He’s gonna be President of the United States!’” And the crowd went wild.

One can certainly hope -- especially about Hannity crying...

To not be so civil, that guy's a F*cktard and much like Bill Kristol another boil on the face of conservatism. The sooner conservatives can schlep off neocons like those two the GOP might just be able to say the word grand and mean it.

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