Keith Olbermann is the new 'Scrooge' after tweet about Mitt Romney's family
Sports broadcaster Keith Olbermann casually dropped that he and Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema dated - while criticizing her in a tweet.
On Monday, Olbermann, 63, condemned the Democratic Senator for embracing "the Political Industry" after Mitch McConnell (R-KY) publicly praised Sinema during an event where she introduced McConnell.
"When we dated, in 2010-11, Kyrsten was a legit progressive, far to my left," Olbermann wrote. "Now she has embraced the Political Industry TM where there is only process, not policy, and never people. Perfect solution: she can be the next host of @MeetThePress."
Sinema and Olbermann began trending on Twitter shortly after Olbermann's tweet.
\u201cWhen we dated, in 2010-11, Kyrsten was a legit progressive, far to my left. \n\nNow she has embraced the Political Industry\u2122\ufe0f where there is only process, not policy, and never people. \n\nPerfect solution: she can be the next host of @MeetThePress\u201d
Olbermann addressed the online frenzy about he and Sinema's past relationship in a follow-up tweet.
"For a long time I believed - and held to a preference - that there was no need to make the dating part public. The friendship preceded and followed it for a span of 7 years; I thought it was sufficient context. Turns out it wasn't."
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