On Monday, GQ political correspondent Keith Olbermann — formerly of MSNBC, ESPN (twice), Current TV, and a series of other outlets — suddenly announced his retirement from the world of political commentary. He left little explanation and no regret among audiences, who had largely neglected his show, except for comedic imitation.
Yes, Olbermann thinks his work here is done — Trump’s presidency is about to meet its imminent demise because “Pocahontas” or something.
I am confident now, even more so than I have been over the last year that this nightmare presidency of Donald John Trump will end prematurely and end soon, and I am thus also confident that this is the correct moment to end this series of commentaries…This ballgame is also over and I don’t think it’s going to last another 13 months. And so this series is over.
Olbermann says that he’s burned out. It’s been “pain” for him, says Olbermann. “No illness, no scandal, no firing, just I’ve said what I’ve had to say…I am retiring from political commentary in all media venues.”
Already, speculation has begun that there is another reason Olbermann is stepping down. Perhaps it’s to take care of his cats. But we’ll soon find out.