KO's Twitter thread in honor of his dad, 2019

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KO's Twitter thread in honor of his dad, 2019

Postby Marie » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:38 pm

Happy father's day!

My Dad was so poor that he couldn’t afford the bus trip to take the full ride at a top Architecture school. Instead: 15 years in night school.

Licensed in 40 states without ever going to that college. Only when I was a Soph at Cornell did he tell me his scholarship was AT Cornell.

That was him. Found a loophole that forced NY to give him the architecture exam.

Also stormed out of the interview -- MF’ing the execs as he did -- at which a giant department store chain was to make him its national architect because they were so relieved to find we weren’t Jewish.*

Last truly self-made man I ever knew and didn’t advertise it. Nor his sacrifices. Or unyielding principles. Or his filter-free POV. And fought the end through 9 months of hospitalization in which he taught me how to do that, AND when to say “thanks and good night.” Love you, Dad.

https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/stat ... 9881463809

*Note to self: time to watch Gregory Peck in "Gentleman's Agreement" again.
You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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