Olbermann: "Even for Rush Limbaugh, it was embarrassing. Not merely mocking a victim of a terrifying degenerative disease, not merely accusing that victim of exaggerating it, not merely reminding any listener of his own history by referring to going off medication, but being videotaped while he said so. In our fourth story on the Countdown, the saga of Michael J. Fox's political advocacy of stem cell research, bipartisan advocacy that has included doing commercials for the likes of Republican Senator Arlen Specter. And now someone may have gone deeper into the muck even than Limbaugh himself, someone of previously nearly impeccable reputation asked about Mr. Fox and his political advertisements."
Laura Bush: "It's always easy to manipulate people's feelings when they're, especially when you're talking about diseases that are so difficult."
Olbermann: "One wonders where she might have gotten the idea that, quote, 'It's always easy to manipulate people's feelings.'