Too bad this statement will last only as long as it needs to be.
Tony Snow's Death: Olbermann Statement
Statement from MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann:
Tony Snow was an optimistic, funny, and courageous man who could set aside his politics and inspire others to do the same. It might surprise many at all political points, but while we could not have disagreed more on policy, we were in frequent contact, even during his days as Press Secretary, even as I was criticizing his work and he was — in his own words — yelling at the screen as he watched. It was with great sadness that I heard of his death today, and with sincerity I extend my condolences and my staff's to his family. In the best of us, there is a difference between the message and the messenger, and Tony Snow epitomized that.
It's terrible that all the good guys keep getting taken and the not so good ones are living it up without regards to others.
Though Keith's statement was with sincerity I just feel it means almost nothing to him. Though I believe Keith feels a sadness towards this loss I also believe that it won't last long.
I'm sure he'll say something about it Monday on Countdown, and I'm sure it will be well given and well received, but Keith is one of the coldest people out there, which means his amoral behavior won't allow something of this nature to change him.
The love and admiration he has/had for Tim Russert didn't change the way he perceives human beings. His hatred for others goes beyond anything that the moral police can fix.
In other words. Keith can see the goodness in some people, and say the right things at the right times, but it won't make him a better person. And I will never see him as a good person, regardless of his sincere statements, as long as he continues to travel the road he's on.