Video: Stewart savages Matthews on “The Daily Show”

posted at 12:12 pm on October 3, 2007 by Allahpundit

Blue on blue usually leaves no one to root for, but not here. Matthews’s book sounds like a standard self-help tome with political metaphors as the hook — “the first impression is the most important,” “smile more often,” etc. Stewart uses it as a jumping-off point for his benignly demagogic populist shtick about authenticity, which is precious in its faux naivete, in the fact that it’s coming from someone who’s in the entertainment industry, of all things, and especially insofar as Stewart himself is quick to disclaim his own authenticity when he’s taken seriously and challenged on his views. It’s no secret that Matthews is one of our favorite whipping boys but tell me you don’t feel a tiny bit sorry for him when Stewart calls him a fascist at the end.

“Jokingly,” of course. Always “jokingly.”

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Mathews is scum. Stewart is an idiot. No one to root for here.

JayHaw Phrenzie on October 3, 2007 at 12:18 PM

I do not feel sorry for Matthews! He deserved it. He got a bit of his own medicine, didn’t he?

It was delightful to watch actually and gives me a bit more respect for Stewart who has claimed always to hate both sides. Although his writers clearly hate the Republicans more.

Rightwingsparkle on October 3, 2007 at 12:21 PM

Pfftt, Jon Stewart is no idiot. He may rag on the GOP in a manner you find distasteful, but he’s definitely not stupid.

This was gold though.

SouthernDem on October 3, 2007 at 12:21 PM

I would, however, accept smarmy.

SouthernDem on October 3, 2007 at 12:22 PM

That was absolutely BRUTAL. Six full minutes, relentless, one head-slap after another. Awesome.

From the first 30 seconds:

It strikes me as fundamentally wrong…. It strikes me as a self HURT book.

peski on October 3, 2007 at 12:24 PM

Dude, I like Stewart a heck of a lot more than Matthews. Actually Matthews is a hack, Stewart is funny.

At no point did I feel sorry for Matthews there.

If you notice when he first comes out, it looks as if Matthews says something disparaging about Stewart’s height. Stewart was dead on that entire interview.

ThackerAgency on October 3, 2007 at 12:24 PM

Matthews laugh is more annoying than Hillary’s. Gawd, this laugh thing has ruined me for all time….

Tyrs Fury on October 3, 2007 at 12:31 PM

Ooh, Matthews called him “Zell Miller,” aka “traitor to the cause of the Left.” That’s gotta sting a lib.

Hannibal Smith on October 3, 2007 at 12:31 PM

I love it John reads the book but Mathews didn’t read Michelle’s book before trying to discredit her on his sorry excuse for a show.

The only thing missing was Zell Miller coming out from behind the curtain for the long over due duel.

Mojack420 on October 3, 2007 at 12:32 PM

What was the deal with Matthews walking onto stage with his arms crossed? Bad body language. And the fake hu hu hu laugh. I have no interest in anything Matthews.

bopbottle on October 3, 2007 at 12:33 PM

Mathews only wins when he can bully. Stewart simply demonstrated that Mathews like most liberals have no core of beliefs and make judgements based on personal wants and not what is right. Mathews came across as what he is…phony and conniving

volsense on October 3, 2007 at 12:37 PM

Matthews goofy laugh and Hillarys cackle could be a duet.

Stewart smashed matthews easily .

Texyank on October 3, 2007 at 12:37 PM

I like the comment about hardball being for trolls LOL

lorien1973 on October 3, 2007 at 12:38 PM

Matthews laugh is more annoying than Hillary’s.

Beat me to it. My stomach was already upset, that just made it worse.

MadisonConservative on October 3, 2007 at 12:38 PM

Matthews entered with folded arms. He exhibited hostility from the start. Stewart accurateley paints the liberal mindset as the interview progresses. Along the way, he painted Matthews out to be the hollow, insincere shell of a human that he is. His reference to “The Prince” was rich. Matthews didn’t blink at the charge that he promotes the concept of winning trumps principle. Fascist, yes, the left-wing nutroots are that, and less.

windbag on October 3, 2007 at 12:38 PM

Matthews is a douche with no redeeming qualities whatsoever; Stewart is a liberal who saves most of his ire for Republicans, but at least he does take the occasional shot at Dems… which is more than you can say for Chrissy Matthews.

Hollowpoint on October 3, 2007 at 12:39 PM

I loved the way Chrissy kept using the Clintons as examples of how to basically lie and con your way to power and success. The book should have been titled “The End Justifies the Means: Lying Your Way to the Top, From the bedroom to the White House”

roninacreage on October 3, 2007 at 12:40 PM

That was just superb. Absolutely dissected Matthews. That interview may have sunk the book, and good on you Stewart. He’s taken out one cable news program, so perhaps he has Hardball in his sights.

I don’t recall him being more brutal with any other “respected” pundit before.

Krydor on October 3, 2007 at 12:41 PM

I thought Chris Matthews won that joust. About the only thing I thought inapt was Matthews’ snark that Stewart is acting like or being a Zel Miller. No politcal analyst in their right mind would compare a guy who blurts his opinions and then consistently curls up in a faux fetal position to Zell Miller.

Dusty on October 3, 2007 at 12:42 PM

Quick, someone go over to DKos and see what their reaction is. I’m at work and it’s blocked- which I strangely enough don’t mind.

I just wish they didn’t block Redstate for “profanity” (it’s a very clean site) even though Ace’s site is OK. Go figure.

Hollowpoint on October 3, 2007 at 12:44 PM

Matthews suffers from his own version of BDS.

Beltway Derangement Syndrome.

This is what happens to your thought process after devoting your life to politics? I’m glad I don’t live in his strange little world.

And that goose-honk laugh of his is really annoying.

fogw on October 3, 2007 at 12:44 PM

LMAO

Valiant on October 3, 2007 at 12:54 PM

I love blue-on-blue.

PRCalDude on October 3, 2007 at 12:55 PM

Just desserts! Mathews got stuffed in his own wastebasket! Yahoo! Didn’t feel a bit sorry for him, either! Hah! Great day!

Roger Brown on October 3, 2007 at 12:56 PM

I’ll grant you Stewart panders shamelessly to the left, but, as has been said before, he is no idiot. Not by a mile.

Matthews…now that man is a dunce!

If Matthews laughs in a restaurant, does anyone try to give him the Heimlich maneuver? (Hint: A Republican restaurant)

thejackal on October 3, 2007 at 1:00 PM

I can’t get the video to pull up. First time I’ve ever had trouble. Anyone else?

Aggie85 on October 3, 2007 at 1:00 PM

Notice how Matthews only uses Bill and Hillary as “good examples”?
And notice how Stewart gets in a Bush jab “Mission Accomplished” that had absolutely nothing to do with the subject at hand.
I really don’t like liberals.

SuperManGreenLantern on October 3, 2007 at 1:00 PM

Quick, someone go over to DKos and see what their reaction is. I’m at work and it’s blocked- which I strangely enough don’t mind.

This was linked on DU last night within hours of broadcast. They hate them some Tweety, their nick for Matthews, over there. I’m not exactly sure who his fanbase consists of. Chris Matthews is definitely a uniter, not a divider.

rw on October 3, 2007 at 1:04 PM

If Chris “blabbermouth” Matthews writes a book, does it ever end?

From the size of that book it looked like a first grade primer. I would think if Matthews wrote a book it would be no less than 1,000 pages. There must have been some heavy duty editing involved getting that to print, to avoid lawsuits over severe back pain.

Stewart ate him up and spit him out. With ease. Ouch!

fogw on October 3, 2007 at 1:05 PM

I guess Matthews’ book shows what an empty shell of a man Chris actually is. The model ‘progressive’ — everything in life is a game, to be won at any cost.

petefrt on October 3, 2007 at 1:11 PM

“Getting a job is a campaign”….only if you’re no good at what you do.

Sasnak on October 3, 2007 at 1:11 PM

OK, I finally got it to play.

So the premise of the book is you can do or say whatever to get what you want out of life. Good values, huh?

Stewart did a beautiful job ripping CM up. CM tells Stewart that Stewart is afraid of him? What a weenie.

Aggie85 on October 3, 2007 at 1:12 PM

Matthews is a narcissistic moron and a parasite living off the accomplishments and notoriety of others. He has absolutely no redeeming values.

rplat on October 3, 2007 at 1:13 PM

I can’t get the video to pull up. First time I’ve ever had trouble. Anyone else?

Aggie85 on October 3, 2007 at 1:00 PM

Likewise. Never a problem before. Now just a gray box in Firefox.

ej_pez on October 3, 2007 at 1:26 PM

Mathews only wins when he can bully.

volsense on October 3, 2007 at 12:37 PM

Along the way, he painted Matthews out to be the hollow, insincere shell of a human that he is.

windbag on October 3, 2007 at 12:38 PM

True. And True.

Thing is. Stewart is a comedian and everyone knows it. He would be foolish if he didn’t play Matthews for all he was worth. But Matthews didn’t get it and made a goof of himself just like he always does.

Lawrence on October 3, 2007 at 1:28 PM

and….of course…..all of a sudden…it works.

ej_pez on October 3, 2007 at 1:29 PM

Matthews pathetic attempt to defend the book was basically “if you don’t like something, it’s because you fear it”.

Wrong!

nottakingsides on October 3, 2007 at 1:30 PM

This was linked on DU last night within hours of broadcast. They hate them some Tweety, their nick for Matthews, over there. I’m not exactly sure who his fanbase consists of. Chris Matthews is definitely a uniter, not a divider.

rw on October 3, 2007 at 1:04 PM

Yeah, Ace’s site made reference to the nutroots not liking Matthews. Bad on me for assuming that Chrissy was sufficiently leftist to gain their support. I should’ve known better, since most of ’em think Hillary leans too far to the right.

Hollowpoint on October 3, 2007 at 1:33 PM

I love it when someone puts Matthews in his place.

asc85 on October 3, 2007 at 1:42 PM

I’d almost say that what Stewart said was correct about the book except for the fact that he didn’t let Matthews get a complete thought out. I’m just wondering which of John’s girlfriends did Chris sleep with.

– The Cat

MirCat on October 3, 2007 at 1:42 PM

This was linked on DU last night within hours of broadcast. They hate them some Tweety, their nick for Matthews, over there. I’m not exactly sure who his fanbase consists of. Chris Matthews is definitely a uniter, not a divider.

rw on October 3, 2007 at 1:04 PM

Seems like their main reasons for hating Matthews are that he slams their god, Bill Clinton, and he is too conservative?! I have no idea if the “slam” part is true. I’ve never watched Matthews. But I’m pretty sure they are wrong on the “conservative” part.

lan astaslem on October 3, 2007 at 1:45 PM

So the hollow immoral Matthews wants to be Clinton. Anything goes…lies, deceit, b.s. , any thing, ANYTHING to get YOUR way regardless of the result. Listen but ignore, listen but do what you want to do.
Win at any cost.
No wonder he’s such a loser. Matthews is the WORST, well along with…………..too many

shooter on October 3, 2007 at 1:47 PM

I enjoy it any time Matthews gets hammered.

Is that wrong?

But truly, this is hysterical- Matthews telling people they should listen?????

He never lets anyone finish a sentence.

This is a fun clip. Good one.

drjohn on October 3, 2007 at 1:50 PM

I was shocked by this video. I had just assumed that I’d agree with Stewart and find Matthews repugnant. It turned out just the opposite. Matthews was so excellent that I’m going to read his book with sympathy–an idea that would be utterly foreign to me seven minutes ago.

thuja on October 3, 2007 at 1:51 PM

I was shocked by this video. I had just assumed that I’d agree with Stewart and find Matthews repugnant. It turned out just the opposite. Matthews was so excellent that I’m going to read his book with sympathy–an idea that would be utterly foreign to me seven minutes ago.

No offense, but if you think that it’s good to be as “sincere” as Bill Clinton to get chicks into bed, then I must disagree with you as to our priorities.

drjohn on October 3, 2007 at 1:56 PM

No offense, but if you think that it’s good to be as “sincere” as Bill Clinton to get chicks into bed, then I must disagree with you as to our priorities.

drjohn on October 3, 2007 at 1:56 PM

I’ve long noticed the one of the biggest issue that people don’t tend to compromise or straddle is their opinion of Machiavelli. They either love him or hate him. I love Machiavelli. I love the idea of self-interest being good (though I’m no Randriod). Like most people who love Machiavelli and embrace self-interest, I find the objections to his ideas in the Prince based on the most preposterous misunderstandings that seem like a deliberate effort not hear what we are saying. I know that Machiavelli haters will persist in calling us Machiavelli lovers evil, but let me suggest to the Machiavelli haters that you could at least listen before you attack. We who love Machiavelli are for just as moral in any sense as people who think Machiavelli evil.

The moral world remains the same once you accept the idea of self-interest being good. It’s more like growing up morally than changing one’s morality (or becoming immoral).

Anyway, Conservatives should embrace the morality of self-interest as it is the best foundation for defending capitalism.

thuja on October 3, 2007 at 2:14 PM

I’ve never watched Matthews. But I’m pretty sure they are wrong on the “conservative” part.

lan astaslem on October 3, 2007 at 1:45 PM

One word: microcosm.

Nonfactor on October 3, 2007 at 2:19 PM

Life is like a campaign if you are a shallow opportunist.
Matthews has glommed on to the worst of humanity and made a life philosophy of it.

I don’t think he’s gonna sell many copies.

TheSitRep on October 3, 2007 at 2:22 PM

thuja, be assured that Ayn Rand didn’t have Machiavelli, and least of all Bill Clinton, or Hillary, in mind when she defined “self interest”. Btw, I also like Machiavelli, but totally unrelated to Matthews, and love, no, adore Ayn Rand. In fact, I’ve had friends call me “Ayn”, before I’d read all she ever wrote.

No politcal analyst in their right mind would compare a guy who blurts his opinions and then consistently curls up in a faux fetal position to Zell Miller.

Dusty on October 3, 2007 at 12:42 PM

Good on ya Dusty!

Entelechy on October 3, 2007 at 2:24 PM

I haven’t read the book yet, obviously, and so I do not want to read too much into the interview, but I ended up thinking that Stewart actually was onto something profound. I think that he exposed Matthews; and that in his turn Matthews has, inadvertently, exposed everything that is wrong with the media.

How often do we complain, or hear others complain, that the media ignores right and wrong? Their only analysis is whether the political strategy is effective. For example “Clinton is a great liar because his lies work…it drives the Republicans crazy.” Okay, but what about right and wrong?

Matthews’ book, from the sound of things is about that. He, as a media guy, sees life as tactics…or, I guess,according to the title of the book, a “strategy”. This is how he, and the rest of the media analyze things. They don’t look at the truth of anything anymore, or the morality. It is only whether the strategy is effective or not. In the illegal immigration debate, for example, analysis was never about what policy made the most sense; rather, it was about which policy would be the most successful politically. And so the media missed entirely the way the public saw the debate…and so mischaracterized the nature of the public response. They are so completely conditioned to see everything as a strategy that they are incapable of seeing truth.

Stewart, I think, sees this. His comment was that it seems as though this approach to life is soulless. He’s right.

I think Stewart outed Matthews, and the media, in this interview. I think he tried to soften it by his jocularity but, in reality, he was onto the real point…and he knew it.

I think it may be important to read Matthews’ book, not because it might be a good book, but because it may help to understand media thinking better. Of course, I decline to give Matthews my money, so I will wait for a paperback version (or better yet, I will photocopy it).

Blaise on October 3, 2007 at 2:25 PM

is quick to disclaim his own authenticity

Great television. I was expecting another mechanical book plug routine.

Stewart is an authentic comedian, not a commentator. He knows that ultimately if the laughs stop then he’s out of his element. The clown nose thing is an apt observation but seems to me more a result of him trying to find a balance between the bland political jokes of say Leno and the more strident political jokes of a Maher or Miller.

Ultimately, hypocrisy is his main target (perhaps why the Matthews book hit a nerve), rather than hewing to liberal or conservative points. His personal politics are not conservative, but he does use his wit to skewer both the left and the right. If he seems more focused on Republicans right now, my guess is that three years into a Hillary administration most of the jokes, some of them fairly mean, would be at her expense.

dedalus on October 3, 2007 at 2:26 PM

I’ve hated Mathews ever since he was Ass to MM a long time ago. He’s a transparent jerk.

Ernest on October 3, 2007 at 2:26 PM

It seems to me Jon Stewart was just being honest about what he thought of the substance of the book in an off-the-cuff way. This did not come off as an entrapment but a confrontation.

Basically, Jon was saying that if we all accept this philosophy, we’re lost. I agree. Matthews doesn’t get it; he’s shallow.

Regardless of the Mission Accomplished slam, which is just a semantic quarrel, an argument over what the Mission was, sympathy points to Stewart.

silverfox on October 3, 2007 at 2:31 PM

Is anyone else left wondering if Stewart has spent too much time on the far left web sites that paint Matthews as an extreme right-winger? Why would he attack one of his own so viciously?

You’ll notice a theme with these “I’m just a comedian” types, is that when they say “we attack both sides”, that they only attack the left on personality flaws, etc. while they distort and attack policies of the right. So I’m left wondering why he went after Matthews. Maybe the book is just that stupid.

And I don’t feel bad for Matthews at all, it’s entertaining to think about what a huff he left the studio in after the interview. He thought, because of his name, that he could just put any piece of crap out there on paper and people would buy it, and then he just got thoroughly mocked for the content on national television, in front of his likely core audience… douche bag college kids who think they’ll look cool by having his book laying around in their dorms.

RightWinged on October 3, 2007 at 2:52 PM

That was beautiful. Stewart jumped ugly on him, and stayed funny. I enjoyed this far more than Dave playing Stomp the Retard with Paris Hilton.

sulla on October 3, 2007 at 3:23 PM

If life is a campaign, Matthews sucks at campaigning.

aero on October 3, 2007 at 3:35 PM

matthews is a nazi and stewart is defending slavery.

just kidding!

i don’t know what the point of the previous stement is but that i just hold both of them in contempt.

jummy on October 3, 2007 at 3:43 PM

Blaise wrote:

I haven’t read the book yet, obviously, and so I do not want to read too much into the interview, but I ended up thinking that Stewart actually was onto something profound. I think that he exposed Matthews; and that in his turn Matthews has, inadvertently, exposed everything that is wrong with the media.

How often do we complain, or hear others complain, that the media ignores right and wrong? Their only analysis is whether the political strategy is effective. For example “Clinton is a great liar because his lies work…it drives the Republicans crazy.” Okay, but what about right and wrong?

Stewart stumbled near something profound, and surely would not have done so had he realized it. But it explains why Matthews went after Stewart as a traitor to the Left (despite the nutroots hating on Matthews).

Karl on October 3, 2007 at 3:54 PM

Chris Matthews’ writing and preaching about listening is the pinnacle of hypocracy.

I wonder, on average, how many of his guests’ sentences are allowed to be completed vs. the amount that he interrupts (usually yelling)?!

Amazing.

hillbillyjim on October 3, 2007 at 4:17 PM

I heard Machiavelli’s great great great great grandsons are suing.

(They should just bore a 1″ diameter hole in Matthews’ book so that at least Bill Clinton will enjoy it.)

profitsbeard on October 3, 2007 at 4:17 PM

Listening is a virtue because Bill Clinton was able to get women into bed with it?

This guy really is scum.

Kahuna on October 3, 2007 at 4:17 PM

Ugh. I agree with everyone about Matthews’ laugh. It sorta reminds me of Kendra from that Hugh Hefner TV show. (gimme a break, my wife likes it – and I watch it for the articles…)

forest on October 3, 2007 at 4:33 PM

True, Stewart was onto something profound about life… i believe expressed nicely in Matthew 15:

Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him unclean, but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him unclean.”

max1 on October 3, 2007 at 4:47 PM

I don’t usually watch much TV, but that thing you posted last night with Letterman/Hilton, and now this…

AP, you could start a site that pokes through the thick, suffocating layer of dross and ladles out the gold. Alack, if only there were enough gold.

jaime on October 3, 2007 at 5:33 PM

I’m still waiting for Chrissy’s on air breakdown. I thought for just one moment it was about to happen. Maybe next time…

d1carter on October 3, 2007 at 5:36 PM

…and less.

windbag on October 3, 2007 at 12:38 PM

Everything you always wanted in a leftist…

BTW, I don’t love or hate Machiavelli. There is merit in considering what he has to say (though I really haven’t yet). Self interest is certainly a virtue if seen as being defined more broadly than the extent of your own skin

That study that came into the news cycle a few weeks ago talked about how libs and cons see morality differently. Seen narrowly, self-interest would look like an extreme lib; but seen more broadly–i.e., to include family, community, country, etc.–it looks a lot like partiotism, loyalty, etc (this is not to diminish the dangers of jingoism).

BTW (2), obviously, the lefties at dkos, et al, claim people like these two are righties so they can try to define re-define the center. But usually, people eventually see through it.

urbancenturion on October 3, 2007 at 5:51 PM

I can’t help but wonder how many Lefties were on the phone to their therapist by the end of that bit.

GT on October 3, 2007 at 5:55 PM

This explains Chris Matthews…

mcra99 on October 3, 2007 at 6:14 PM

Bill Clinton would get women, girls, in bed by listening to them.

If you’re looking to Chris Matthews and Bill Clinton for models of how to pick up girls, you’re an idiot, and a lonely one at that. You’d be better off learning from someone who actually knows what he’s doing.

And Jon Stewart needs to have some backbone, rather than doing that wimpy “please don’t hurt me!” cringe everytime he landed a shot on Matthews. Colbert would never have cringed.

Then again, Colbert’s pretending to be a conservative.

Harpazo on October 3, 2007 at 7:18 PM

this is great! I knew it – Matthews smokes dope!

iam7545 on October 3, 2007 at 7:40 PM

To a democrat, a campaign is condemning your competition,
and hiding your true motives for the job.

gary on October 3, 2007 at 7:53 PM

Bush had nothing to do with that Mission Accomplished sign, our good soldiers were involved with that, proud that they disposed of Saddam as was their appointed mission. I work next to a few liberals and they want defeat badly on Bush’s watch. Matthews is an example of how lying and deceit is the way to beat honor and courage. How pitiful to use the Clintons as any example of goodness. The Clintons are political thugs, from Hsu to Whitewater to Rapes to lying under oath…goes on and on. If Hillary gets in, can anyone here tell me what reputable General would serve under her assuming Wesley Clark refuses.

malkinmania on October 3, 2007 at 8:32 PM

after watching that, i’ll move up chrissy a notch out of pity. stewart’s a dick.

treyevans on October 3, 2007 at 9:08 PM

STEWART: Your book seems to say ‘Do what you think will win not what you think is right’.

Did they forget to tell Stewart that Matthews is a liberal?

“Victory above valor” is a fundamental of liberalism, Stew!

Lone Star on October 3, 2007 at 10:17 PM

This merely exemplifies a sorely needed reawakening of liberals that can seperate their politics from fascism. A much needed reminder I might add. Congrats to Stuart for his candor.

Griz on October 3, 2007 at 10:29 PM

Transcript:

Matthews: “OHGAWD! THAT BILL CLINTON IS SOOOOOOO AWESOME!

Stewart: “Get Out, and take your wet dream with you.”

Matthews: “ALRIGHTY!”

BKennedy on October 3, 2007 at 11:45 PM

LOL @ Matthews pointing to the Clintons as models of how to live your life.

Zach on October 4, 2007 at 1:56 AM

What campaign is Matthews on? He must be looking for a job with Hitlery as Press Secretary. Why, so he can get closer to Bill? Mr. Mathews must remember that Hitlery and Bill do not really live together-they survive off carrion, meeting only at the latest kill.

MSGTAS on October 4, 2007 at 9:11 AM

One is an idiot and the other is striving to be an idiot. MMMMMMmmmm ? Jump ball.

oldelpasoan on October 4, 2007 at 10:24 AM

Smelling a Democrat victory in 2008, the (paltry) field of Left commentators have to redefine themselves, so their shtick survives the election. They need someone to attack viciously, or their reason to exist is gone.

Anil Petra on October 4, 2007 at 1:26 PM

Chris Matthews is really a detestable creep. There was the time that Michelle Malkin was invited on his show and Matthews just spent the time insulting her and acting oh so self righteous. He might have had another guest on with MM so that he could do his favorite tag team routine. Then there was the time that Matthews said the “problem with neocons (of course Matthews was really saying: “The Jews”) was that the “neocons” who Matthews blamed for causing the 2003 Iraq war, were, according to Matthews “bookworms” “who never got into street fights when they were kids”. Matthews described himself as working class kid from a tough neighborhood who constantly had to defend himself physically on the way to school. Matthews, according to his own fictional creation of himself, is one tough guy who has had his share of playground fights and always came out bloodied but victorious. So I looked up Mathews bio on google. Matthews is old enough to have volunteered for VietNam or done other real military duty. But instead, he enjoyed the Peace Corp. Just what every tough kid from the wrong side of the tracks does! LOL! Matthews is one of those Washington insiders presenting himself as a working class kid who survived one hardship after another. It must have been real tough, Chris, to work in Tip O’Neil’s office.

Larraby on October 4, 2007 at 2:32 PM

Exquisite!
I enjoyed Matthews in his “faux fairness” days. Maybe that’s why I detest his current TV persona.

Randy

williars on October 5, 2007 at 6:55 PM

Excellent…! Priceless…! Too bad more Libs can’t be funny while saying foolish, ignorant things. It would almost make them bearable. ALMOST… ;)

Rugged Individual on October 6, 2007 at 8:56 PM