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TheDC Morning: Keith Olbermann is NOT oversensitive, shut up shut up shut up

1.) Gore warms to Romney — The long parade of lefties endorsing Mitt Romney just added another clown. TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports: “Liberal Al Gore took to his blog Wednesday to applaud the former Massachusetts governor for his stance on climate change. ‘Good for Mitt Romney… While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party.’ Gore went on to reference a Washington Post story that said Romney during a town hall meeting last week ‘stuck to the position he has held for many years — that he believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to it.'” This endorsement is just in time for a NASA report that the world may be getting cooler and humans won’t be able to do anything about it, because of changes in sunspot activity. Whoops, sorry to bring science into it!

2.) Weiner leaking just won’t stop — Yesterday, Ginger Lee and Gloria Allred gave the strangest press conference since Andrew Breitbart served as the opening act for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). Now that Lee has told the world about Weiner asking her to lie for him, she’s gone back to her busy career as a molecular chemist. Ha ha, just kidding! She’s taking her clothes off in an Atlanta gentlemen’s club called the Pink Pony, where during her performance they’re selling super-sized hot dogs. Get it? Meanwhile, the e-mail evidence she promised yesterday is drip-drip-dripping out, according to TMZ: “Rep. Anthony Weiner exchanged emails with his cyber-mistress Ginger Lee right when his scandal broke — advising her on how to handle club owners who wanted to hire the ‘stripper of Weinergate.’ In one email to Weiner, sent on Jun. 2, Ginger says, ‘Just tell me what to do or say, this stuff is so far out of my league I can’t even pretend to know what to do.’ Weiner responded, ‘I want you to make decisions that help you be healthy and sane. We need to be zen about this.’ He continued, ‘I’m going to stop talking about this. No new oxygen.'” What a difference two weeks and a whole bunch of irrefutable evidence make. Hey, remember when Weiner insisted to the whole world that he didn’t coach any of these women? Remember that? (BTW, this whole Weiner deal is really starting to get to the Democrats. Aw!)

3.) Palin e-mails reveal death threats — AGAINST her, that is. Yep, it turns out there was some news hidden in those thousands of Palin e-mails after all. But the American media couldn’t use it against her, which is why you have to go to the British press to learn about it. The Daily Telegraph reports: “The release of 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s emails shows that she received a barrage of abusive emails including death threats in the run up to the 2008 presidential race. One message sent by someone in Juneau, Alaska on Sept 17, 2008 said the governor should be ‘shot from one of the planes that shoot the very wolves that you ordered.’ Five days earlier an email landed in her in-box saying she ‘must be killed.’ It said: ‘She doesn’t belong to the NRA to support the right of each citizen to have weapons in an aim of self-defense, but just to support the right of every southern white citizen to shoot all non-white people legally! Sarah Palin MUST BE KILLED!’ Another emailed death threat in the same month, while Mrs Palin was on the campaign trail as John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate, came from Antwerp, Belgium. It said Mrs Palin should be shot and that ‘only on that moment justice will be accomplished.'” If you think Sarah Palin deserved that, you might be a liberal. Or, at the risk of redundancy, an American journalist.

4.) Shot of John Edwards’ mug released — It’s been years in the making, but followers of the John Edwards story finally got their mug shot. The camera loves him, even when that camera is in a police station! In the shot, obtained by CNN, the paternity-plagued pol took a page from Tom DeLay and made sure to smile real purty. And of course, not a hair was out of place. If Edwards wanted to prove to the two Americas that he has no remorse for anything he’s done, and that spiting his critics is more important to him than anything else, he did just fine. Meanwhile, the little girl he fathered and tried to hide is another day closer to understanding what the rest of her life is going to be like.

5.) Keith Olbermann is NOT oversensitive, shut up shut up shut up — David Carr profiles Keith Olbermann in this week’s New York Times Magazine. In the 3,000-word piece, Carr paints a picture of a petulant, thin-skinned camera hog, “hypersensitive to the least hint of criticism.” In response, Olbermann tweeted links to the story and to artist Kristian Hammerstad’s rather unflattering drawing of him, retorting: “Well at least there’s another caricature amid the cliches.” So much for your “hypersensitive” talk, David Carr! Olbermann isn’t letting a little bad press slow him down one bit, though, because his new show on Current TV starts next week. All you have to do, America, is find it in your cable lineup and then sit through it for an entire hour. Good luck.

6.) Today’s words of wisdom from Alec Baldwin’s Twitter feed — “Marriage equality for right-wingers: a $500,000 credit line at Tiffany for all of their wives!!”

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