Rachel Maddow's (Fake) Presidential Address on BP Oil Disaster
UPDATE: The official video clip has been added here.
Wow. Okay, I'm not naive enough to think that Rachel Maddow will be our first openly gay, first female President (oh, but to dream), but I hope President Obama and/or his staff watched Wednesday night's show. Because if Obama had given this speech last night, the left would be still standing in thunderous applause, and the right. . .well, they'd be squawking, but they do that anyway. This is sort of what I was saying a couple of months ago when I said that Obama should fire Rahm Emanuel and hire Aaron Sorkin. This was a Sorkinesque speech, this was words and action.
I was underwhelmed by Obama's speech--not angered, just disappointed--but I honestly didn't know what I wanted him to say. That was my biggest problem with the outpouring of criticism from the left: what the heck did you want him to say? After watching Rachel's fake address, now I know. I hope they're paying attention.
Here is a link to another blog's take on Rachel's speech. I'll post a video as soon as it becomes available.
Fake President Maddow NAILS it.
I saw posts here all day asking me what I wanted to hear from the President last night.
I have an answer for you right now:
I wanted to hear exactly what Rachel Maddow said tonight.
NOT ONE WORD DIFFERENT.
She was magnificent. I cheered her the way I wanted to cheer the President last night. . .