Charles Grodin appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program last week and asked Hannity if he’d agree to be waterboarded (since Sean’s not against the practice as a CIA interrogation technique). Hannity said, half-jokingly I imagine, that he’d do it for charity.

Enter Keith Olbermann, who has offered to pay $1,000 for every second Hannity is waterboarded.

I’d like to up the torture ante now and offer Hannity $1,250 for every second he can stand to watch Keith Olbermann’s show — a practice so horrific that it has been banned at Gitmo. I’m guessing Hannity chooses the waterboard.

To be fair, a similar offer goes to Olbermann for every second he can go without blaming Bush for everything and foaming at the mouth like he just rear-ended a Burma Shave truck.

As a brief closing observation, at what point did it become conventional wisdom, in the media at least, that if you support certain interrogation techniques, you should be willing to undergo them yourself? Nobody uses the “don’t back it until you’ve tried it” so-called “logic” for any other issue. In other words, I’ve yet to hear Keith Olbermann offer a pro-choicer $1,000 for every second he subjects himself to getting aborted.

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