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Keith Olberman's commentary today enters Mark Twain territory, exploring the humor of sanctimonious politicians who claim to have God's voice in their ear.

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Michele Bachmann has done it again: announced that she’s had a calling from God about running for president and felt that tugging on her heart that it is the right thing to do. God talks to the Congresswoman a lot. While a state senator in 2006, Bachmann told a Minnesota mega-church that God has called on her to run for the United States Congress.
Keith finds  three problems with God telling Michele to run for President.
1 Saying that God is talking to you sounds so psychiatric.
2 God has been so unfaithful of late, whispering the same sweet nothings to Sarah  Palin and Newt Gingrich.
and..
Actually there’s a third problem here. It seems to me that of all of the different lines of work one could pursue, political office is the only field where God likes to have a hand in the staffing process. Sure, He intervenes here and there in the outcome of major sporting events, but when it comes to recommending people for the position, political office is exclusively where He works. You never hear a sanitation worker explaining that he’d always been most interested in the field of psychology in his youth, but when he was 21, he heard the voice of God, which told him his real calling was sanitation.

Keith concludes....

As for me, the only voice I hear is my conscience. And occasionally some ethereal disc jockey who likes to play the classic rock of 10 C-C.
When it comes to heavenly messages, I’m holding out for the first candidate to drop out, saying “God told me not to run.”

Him, I might listen to.

......and why is it that when God is talking to Republicans,
He always leaves out all that  love and charity material?

Here's the LINK to the video of Keith's commentary.  Until Current's auto-play can be disabled, I will not embed Countdown videos.

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Originally posted to crystal eyes on Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 12:34 PM PDT.

Also republished by Fok News.

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