19 Responses to “Why I joke about Keith Olbermann being my boyfriend”

  1. Annie November 11, 2008 at 11:57 AM #

    Will you allow him to two-time you because I want him to be my boyfriend as well.Very well said!

  2. Tera Kleinfelter November 11, 2008 at 12:17 PM #

    A-Freaking-Men. For serious.

  3. ArkansasCyndi November 11, 2008 at 12:40 PM #

    Very touching. Watched this last night and it really hit my heart. I am not “threatened” by individuals of the same sex who want to commit to each other and be offered the same rights I have with my husband. What they do has NO BEARING on my relationship, unless one of them tries to steal my husband and then all bets are off!  :)Did you see Ben Afflect’s imitation of Oberman on SNL? Wonderful!

  4. LesaDragon November 11, 2008 at 1:56 PM #

    WOW!  That’s some man you have there!
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. azteclady November 11, 2008 at 1:57 PM #

    I watched it, then I read a transcript, and I cried both times; but then, the whole issue of voting away anyone’s rights is… inhumane.

  6. AshleighRaine Jen November 11, 2008 at 2:05 PM #

    I have been absolutely heartsick since Proposition 8 passed. My husband and I both voted no, and we cannot understand how anyone, ever, could vote yes on a proposition of hate and intolerance. And yet I can look out my front window and see “Yes on Prop 8” signs still displayed proudly–disgustingly–in the yards of three of my across-the-street neighbors. People I’ve rarely if ever spoken to and now can’t look at with anything but antipathy. Thank you to Mr. Olbermann for summing up my feelings in such a beautiful and eloquent manner. I’ve been too angry to be eloquent. All I’ve been able to say is “Why would anyone ever vote yes?” That’s not a question that will ever be answered to my satisfaction.

  7. azteclady November 11, 2008 at 2:07 PM #

    Oh, have you seen <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv7i2-fxjLk”>this</a>, Angela?

  8. MsValerie November 11, 2008 at 2:58 PM #

    Thank you for posting this…I had missed it.

  9. JL Langley November 11, 2008 at 3:14 PM #

    You have to share Angie, I want him as a boyfriend too.  🙂 That was awesome.  It gave me goosebumps when I first saw it.  I agree with him 110%.  I myself have been to mad over it to come up with a good statement without using a ton of curse words, so my hats off to Keith Obermann for putting it so beautifully.  

  10. Crystal Dee November 11, 2008 at 3:38 PM #


    We are supposed to love unconditionally and not to judge. That is not our job. We are here to spread the love shown to us.

    I don’t care who you love. All that matters to me is that you do. There have got to be better things for the people who voted yes to turn their attention to.

  11. Karin November 11, 2008 at 5:57 PM #

    Thanks for posting that!

  12. Jen November 11, 2008 at 7:15 PM #

    I cried when I first saw it this morning. I was pretty sure it would only be a matter of time until this bit ended up on your blog him being your boyfriend and all…

  13. Lori November 12, 2008 at 1:40 AM #

    He’s so good, isn’t he?

  14. Sarah November 12, 2008 at 2:03 AM #

    I am not familiar with him, but just loved it. Saw it last night via Kim’s twitter.

  15. Lili November 12, 2008 at 4:50 PM #

    OMG. I’m sitting here crying at what he has said. We need to get this out to more people.

  16. Allie B November 12, 2008 at 8:36 PM #

    Sigh.  That’s so great.  Thanks for sharing…

  17. Eve Vaughn November 12, 2008 at 8:46 PM #

    Let’s hope this is overturned in courts. It’s a shame it even came to this. Oh, by the way, Keith was mine a while ago. Sorry. :badgirl:

  18. ka mitchell November 13, 2008 at 9:11 PM #

    Thanks for posting this, Angie. Kathy and I are going to a a local event on Saturday as part of a nationwide protest. There’s nothing like getting slapped in the face by millions of your fellow citizens to get your attention.

  19. Lynne Connolly November 16, 2008 at 7:44 PM #

    Gosh, I’ve never seen him before, why don’t we have him in the UK, and why don’t people like that stand for President?
    Articulate, with an opinion he’s not afraid to share, he’s great.
    I’ll fight you for him.

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