Well, Tuesday night, Matthews ridiculed GQ magazine for its choice for ninth place in its ranking of the 50 most influential people in Washington. "And here's where the list gets really limp and, to be honest, ridiculous," Matthews opined. "Former vice president, out-of-office politician… Dick Cheney." Then, after a round of commercials, the generic bumper back into the show features President Obama, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Palin, and… wait for it… Dick Cheney — you know, "the "former vice president, out-of-office politician" who actually doesn't matter anymore. (Cheney is also featured in another bumper for the show too.)
Later in the show, Matthews weighed in on some key upcoming races, calling the governor of Texas a "wackjob" and hoping Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison wins the open Senate seat there. He went on to openly favor several other candidates in other races before coming to the race for the US senate Democratic primary in his home state of Pennsylvania. "I'm not taking sides on that one," he said, "because I would love to moderate that debate." Huh, so Chris Matthews pulls punches for the sake of advancing his career? What other journalistic compromises has he made in his own self-interest?
Finally, Tuesday night's show also featured this gem from Matthews: "You say Rush Limbaugh, I say phone sex with a traveling salesman. Think about it." Um, I'd rather not think about it, Mr. Matthews. Because you are absolutely insane.