Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sorry for yet another fit on absence. Finals are upon me, which means I don't have much time to meaninglessly bloviate these days (at least, on a blog).
So, as you may have noticed by now, Hillary won Pennsylvania by a 10-point margin of victory. Of course, this came on the tail of weeks of needless speculation about, of all things, bowling, orange juice, and "bitterness."
Well, now that Hillary's won, who's here to drop a turd in the metaphorical punch bowl of national debate? Why, none other than Chris Matthews! What say you on the Pennsylvania victory, Chris?
“…But I really do think it’s a strange time because we’re all watching to see who won, but as Nora pointed out, 4 out of 5 ,or so, of the Hillary voters today believe she’s still in the running. That this is still up in the air and I think that was probably a mistake of the media. I think in the effort of the media, to try to keep this game going, we’ve created the delusion that somehow this race is still open. I don’t think it is open. I think if you look at the numbers Barack has to really blow it in the weeks ahead to lose.”
I'm sorry, would this be the same Chris Matthews who looked upon Hillary's unexpected victory in New Hampshire and blamed it on Bill dicking Monica? Would this be the same Chris Matthews who made a big to-do about Barack Obama's fucking bowling score and tendency to drink orange juice in a diner? And he's the one saying the media's made a farce of this whole thing?
Maybe the media did go overboard on some of the factors of this primary (the fact that we've actually used the term "Bittergate" is certainly testament to that). But once again, Chris Matthews proves that, when he talks about "the media," he's obviously not talking about himself.