The crowd's heart at the February 7 Human Rights Campaign gala in Manhattan's Hilton Hotel, it seemed, belonged to a cable television political commentator.See, they've taken Keith Olbermann to their hearts. And Keith Olbermann's Ego loves nothing more than capturing hearts. And awards. Lots of awards. And that's exactly what they presented The Ego with--another award. So The Ego decided to grace them with its presence because if there's one thing the Ego is guaranteed to show up for it's
As Olbermann was poised to take the stage Saturday evening, a clip from that "Special Comment" was replayed to a hearty standing ovationSee, the gays even gave The Ego a "standing O", although the Ego would have preferred bowing or worshiping or something similar but still, close enough.
In his remarks, Olbermann said, "Marriage is about love and with so many enemies arrayed against marriage -- bad timing, poor health, infidelity, impatience, financial circumstances, tragedy, biology -- the thought that some people actually feel the need to lengthen that list with artificial traditions that have exactly the same relevance in today's world as the law that used to make marriage between slaves legally nonbinding, this thought continues to confound me. It is the dumbest thing I've ever heard."Now the Ego knows absolutely zero about marriage. But love? Oh yes, The Ego is all about the love--loving The Ego is something that The Ego practices every single day. And the rest? Yeah, assorted experience with all of the above.And the whole dumb thing? The Ego does live with Katy. 'Nuff said.