President George H. W. Bush: Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow are ‘Sick Puppies’

Nick Sabloff writes on the Huffington Post:

Former President George H.W. Bush feels that the tone of the national discourse lacks civility. “I don’t like it,” Bush told CBS. “The cables (TV) have a lot to do with it.” Bush said he believes Obama was “entitled to civil treatment” when it comes to his critics. But it was not just those on the right, who presumably make up a majority of Obama’s critics, that Bush felt were responsible for the angry tone. The left was guilty as well.

Singling out MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, Bush said, “the way they treat my son and anyone who’s opposed to their point of view is just horrible.” Maddow and Olbermann, he added, are “sick puppies.”

Needless to say, Maddow and Olbermann weren’t taking Bush’s criticism lying down. Here’s the video.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    where are they on the scale? more or less sick than making kidnapping and torture us government policy?

  • JLB

    Wow, there's a high praise for someone. Shrub Sr. doesn't like you. That's one to put on the resume'. The only thing better would be if you were also on Nixon's little list. That'd be double plus good. LOL!

    Clearly Rachel and the Olbermensch are pissing off all the right people. Well done!

  • http://twitter.com/Dumbsaint Dumbsaint

    Hate to admit it but the man has a point.

    People these days seem to be too insecure to handle hearing a view opposed to theirs presented fairly. It's insulting and why I gave up on television a long time ago. You can truly see the strengths of each side's argument when they are pitted against each other in a balanced manner.

    They should be aspiring to be better than the Fox news' of the world, not sink to it's level.