Edwards, of course, answered “I don’t know.” With a response like that, he did not score many much-needed nutroots points.

Matthews makes reference to Karl Rove’s involvement in Libby’s crimes. Did Matthews listen to Patrick Fitzgerald, the man he has glorified since the indictment of Scooter Libby? Fitzgerald has made it clear: There will be no more indictments.

Matthews followed that whammy with a Hardball-esque question: “Should Libby be pardoned?” Gasp. How do these politicians survive when they come on Hardball?