What Is Olbermann Suggesting, Exactly?

By Chris Ariens 

Calling it “much worse than Pimp-Gate,” HuffPo’s Rachel Sklar writes about (and has video of) a comment made by MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann the other night. It came during a post-PA discussion with Howard Fineman about how the Democratic primary race might finally come to an end. Fineman said it was going to take “some adults somewhere in the Democratic party to step in and stop this thing, like a referee in a fight that could go on for thirty rounds. Those are the super, super, super delegates who are going to have to decide this.”

Said Olbermann: “Right. Somebody who can take her into a room and only he comes out.”

“Words matter, and so do the images they evoke,” surmises Sklar.

> Update: Olbermann responds to TVNewser: “It is a metaphor. I apologize: the generic ‘he’ gender could imply something untoward. It should’ve been ‘only the other comes out — from a political point of view.'”