Michael Moore Calls Gustav Landfall on Day One of GOP Convention 'Proof There is a God in Heaven'

August 30th, 2008 11:08 AM

If you put controversial left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore and MSNBC "Countdown" anchor Keith Olbermann in the same setting - there's bound to be some sort of lunatic remark made. Their latest get-together, neither failed to disappoint.

On the August 29 broadcast of "Countdown," Moore told viewers how Hurricane Gustav, a storm with the potential to be catastrophic, reaffirmed his faith in God.

"I was just thinking, this Gustav is proof that there is a God in heaven," Moore said, laughing. "To have it planned at the same time - that it would actually be on its way to New Orleans for day one of the Republican Convention, up in the Twin Cities - at the top of the Mississippi River."

Moore did manage to work in that he hoped nobody got hurt and he hoped everybody is taking cover. However, he failed to make note of the $43.625 billion in damage the last hurricane to strike New Orleans caused - Hurricane Katrina in 2005 - and the billions of dollars the storm cost taxpayers.

Moore used his MSNBC appearance to keep things focused on Republican bashing and took a dig at President George W. Bush and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain.

"I can't see what you showed," Moore said to "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann about a video clip including Bush and McCain celebrating McCain's birthday. "I don't know if you showed the cake there that they had there, three years ago today - with McCain and Bush. When Marie Antoinette - when she said, ‘Let them eat cake,' I think she was speaking figuratively. They literally were while New Orleans was drowning - eating cake. So, it's, um, I don't know - let's hope things get better.