Hey, remember how we were all making fun of Keith Olbermann and his kitten, Ms. Precious Perfect last week? Well, Keith-O pulled out one of his patented “Special Comments” tonight to talk about Prop. 8. and you may want to grab a hankie before watching. “This is about the human heart”, he says before asking of Prop 8. supporters, “Why does this matter to you? What is it to you? In a time of impermanence and fly-by-night relationships these people over here want the same chance at permanence and happiness that is your option.” He then recounts America’s terrible history of marriage rights, comparing slave marriages to gay marriages– and actually pulling it off.
His voice trembling, Keith looks into the camera and says “You are asked now to stand on a question of love. All you need to do is stand and let the tiny ember of love meet its own fate. You don’t have to help it. You don’t have to applaud it. You don’t have to fight for it. Just don’t put it out. Just don’t extinguish it. Because while at first it may look like that love is between two people you don’t know and you don’t understand and maybe you don’t even want to know, that love is, in fact, the ember of your love for your fellow person. Just because this is the only world we have and the other guy counts too.”
I’m emailing this to everyone I know.