Monday, May 07, 2007

Wow, the Nationals Really Suck

Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC's Countdown, was locked in a discussion with Rachel Maddow of Air America about the onion-like layers of the Alberto Gonzalez scandal at the Department of Justice.

With revelations that heavy-handed Republican influence has reached the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ, Olbermann went for a tried and true sports analogy to drive the point home to viewers.

"Yeah, but you can even take it a little more broadly than that, couldn't you, and suggest that the goal of the Republican party is to eliminate the two-party system or have the other one be the Washington Nationals to its Harlem Globetrotters."

Sure, who doesn't think the Nationals would lose to a basketball team repeatedly for generations? They are 9-22 and pulling up the hapless rear of MLB, but to suggest that Meadowlark Lemon could light up Ronnie Belliard is just rubbing it in.

By the way, Olbermann was most likely referencing the Washington Generals.


Jake said...

Actually, that sounds about right. The Generals beat the Globetrotters every once in a while.

Adam said...

Well, the Globetrotters now play the New York Nationals, so I'm going to have to assume it was just his brain getting wires crossed.

Anonymous said...

Wow an argument between Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. The only sports themed analogy I can think of for such an occurance is the consolation bout in the Special Olympics boxing tournament.