Joe Scarborough Satirizes Keith Olbermann's '08 Election Night Coverage

November 2nd, 2009 12:37 PM

The technical term for the following video is “busting his chops.”

Joe Scarborough provided a wonderful satire of Keith Olbermann’s 2008 election-night bias on this morning’s edition of Morning Joe.  A partial transcript follows the video, which really must be watched for the full effect.

Attaboy, Joe. 

This sort of thing makes up for your left-of-center moments.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: And by the way, if the Republican Party, or if conservatives are so extreme, why are all of Barack Obama’s candidates going up in flames tomorrow?

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: We shall see what happens tomorrow –

SCARBOROUGH: Because, I mean, I heard that Virginia had been switched forever, last year. [Begins Olbermann impression] It’s a transformative night.  Virginia, once solidly in the Republican’s column – it’s gone purple, my friends! This will change the landscape of America for the next generation!  Or the next...eleven months, until Republicans kick their ass by twelve points.  But look, it was radicals, it was right-wing extremists that moved Virginia in the column.  Joseph Stalin?  Perhaps not.  But the ghost of John Birch rises somewhere above a confederate flag in Richmond, Virginia, tonight.  What’s next, Mika?