Yes, you heard right. It’s true. Former President George H.W. Bush actually lowered himself to take a shot at MSNBC news anchors Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow “sick puppies.” The nation’s forty-first president made these remarks in an interview with CBS radio purportedly as a means of explaining why there is a lack of civility in politics today.
"I don’t like it," Bush said. "I think the cables have a lot to do with it. I’ll take you back to when I was president we got tons of criticism but didn’t seem day in and day out quite as personal as some of these talk show people."
"And it’s not just the right," Bush 41 continued, "There’s plenty of people on the left. If you want me to name a couple of names I’ll be glad to do that for you."
"Go ahead," the CBS reporter says.
"Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow," Bush said. "I mean here are a couple of sick puppies."
"And the way they treat my son and treat anybody that’s opposed to their point of view is just horrible."
Reached by phone, Karl Rove said, "Irony is dead."
Okay, I just made up that last quote.
I now present Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in “The Response”: