Keith Olbermann commented last night about the Bush presidency and the state of our nation on the eve of Independence Day:
Olbermann is a fine speech writer and an inspiring orator, and I'm glad and grateful that he's not afraid to speak the words most of the citizens of this country are thinking. People like him are (were?) vital to our democracy.
But I've learned over the last six long years that Bush, Cheney and the current administration don't pay the slightest bit of attention to the people of this nation. Olbermann's words should shame these dishonest men deeply, but you and I know they don't. This administration has no honor and no respect for the people they have sworn to serve.
What a terrible thing they've done to America. It's Independence Day, but it's more clear than ever that the American dream that came alive that day in 1776 is dying -- and in fact, may have breathed its last yesterday when Bush commuted the just and fair prison sentence of his henchman Lewis Libby.
I find nothing to celebrate this year.
Tip o’the hat to The Carpetbagger Report for posting the video and transcript.