On Tuesday’s Countdown show, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann used his regular "Worst Person" segment to attack Virginia’s Republican Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, for planning to take part in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency on the issue of climate change. Responding to a joke Cuccinelli made about holding one’s breath to make environmentalists happy, Olbermann mocked the Republican attorney general in what could arguably be a suggestion that he should die, as the MSNBC host recommended that Cuccinelli should stop breathing until 2014. Olbermann: "Good idea, Mr. Cuccinelli. we`ll let you know when you should stop holding your breath. I would think sometime in 2014."
Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Tuesday, April 13, Countdown show on MSNBC:
KEITH OLBERMANN: The runner-up, Virginia Attorney Ken Cuccinelli, rapidly ascending to Michele Bachmann levels of the crazy. He`s already spoken to a Tea Party or more than one. Next he`s going to hang out with a faith healer. Now he`s making Virginia embarrass itself again, joining a climate change denial lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Cuccinelli mocked the idea that too much CO2 could possibly affect the environment, and mocked the professionals at the EPA.
Quote, "Now, let`s make them all happy just for a moment and everybody just hold your breath."
Good idea, Mr. Cuccinelli. we`ll let you know when you should stop holding your breath. I would think sometime in 2014.