MSNBC’s Keith Olberman on The View yesterday:

JOY BEHAR: I was reading somewhere that you don’t vote…

OLBERMANN: I don’t vote. It’s the only thing I can do that even suggests that I don’t have a horse in the race…

Since everything else I do suggests otherwise…

Olbermann called it “a symbolic gesture” and seemed like he might have explained a bit further if the women of The View hadn’t all jumped on him and cut him off. (Note: Olbermann didn’t go as far as Len Downie who said that while editor at The Washington Post he “stopped voting” and “stopped having even private opinions about politicians or issues.”)

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.