George Carlin and Keith Olbermann speak hypothetically about a presidential candidate who was running as a marketing tool.
Way back in October of 2007, when Keith Olbermann had a show and comedian George Carlin was still alive, the two sat down to discuss politics and even dabbled in predicting future elections.
Olbermann asked Carlin whether or not he thought America could ever elect a “satirical president.”
Olbermann explained, “a satirical president – a guy who really has no intention of – he’s doing it as a sales tool for something else?”
(This is where we all laugh uncomfortably.)
Carlin responded that – in many ways – George Bush was this character already, and he had been elected by the people not once, but twice. Keep in mind that that was all he had to work with at the time.
Carlin is no longer here to see his prediction become a reality or to offer us his amazing insight into how to handle Trump, and Olbermann has all but gone dark. Sure he occasionally pops up to comment on the GOP train wreck, but not in any comforting way.
It’s, unfortunately, little comfort to see that these two smart, funny and insightful guys saw the writing on the wall.
The relevant segment of the clip begins around the 3:00 minute mark of the video.
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