The Chris Matthews I Knew And Loved

Over the last couple of years, I’ve felt Chris Matthews shriveling. I still admire him and respect him. I mean, relative to the ridiculous wink-nudge softball practiced by his colleagues such as Tim Russert, he’s still a strong political journalist. But he’s faded over the years – he’s become gentler, sipping up guests’ talking points, playing kiss-up, and generally disappointing those of us who are outraged at the media’s willingness to let officials repeat the same two-cent brain-candy soundbites without challenge. Over the years he’s seemed to have fallen into the beltway journalist trap.

But tonight I saw the old Chris Matthews, and I liked it.

[H/T CrooksAndLiars.com]

2 thoughts on “The Chris Matthews I Knew And Loved”

  1. Dear Sirs and The Staff of the Chris Matthews Show. I surely miss the old Chris Matthews Show (and man) too! The one that would have asked, “Who out there really thinks they are the most qualified person to be the next American president in 2008 regardless of money?. What has happened to our democracy?. Is it really now only the game of the best government money can buy? There must be a more qualified, experienced candidate destined by nature, god, divine providence to be president, that has not been destroyed by the system, than any of the so called candidates we have seen yet. In fact I am the most qualified to be president and now I can run. When I first came back the United States in 1991, I was not a permanent resident. And years have passed and now, I can run, I meet all the requirements, and yes I will be the best president we have ever had, I promise, I guarantee it. In fact I have been preparing myself to do this for the last 3 years. I read, study, and write, 15-20 hours a day. A Plutocracy, what has happened to the nation that once fathered, harbored, horded the man and party of Lincoln a self made man like him? Is the nation ready for another Lincoln? What would you do Chris Matthews if I said honestly “I was at the Pentagon the afternoon before the attack and said, “What is keeping those bastards from flying a plane into this building? And have witnesses!! And I have a plan that will work to get this man and his followers kicked out of the villages in the Tribal areas of northern Pakistan. I have lived there in the Hindu Kush Mountains, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India for more than 6 years, and speak fluent Urdu/Hindi, and know the customs and ways of the mountain people. I have lived and slept there alone and survived. I have been trained, prepared by god, divine providence to capture this man, and defend our great nation. I am the only one who can do this. I am also an astrobiophysicist an expert on natural energy, natural medicine, and have many of the answers the world seeks for the solutions to the world€’s problems in the 21st century. I am, I really am a one man think and solution tank, who can really deliver, I am ready to work 16-20 hours a day, I already am doing this, to develop answers, plans, solutions to the world’s and our nation’s present problems. I deserve a chance to win the 44th U.S. Presidency. Please I am ready to sacrifice to give my life for my nation, only I am destined to be able to do this, and yes I will survive, not to be assassinated again. Yes I use the word again.

    Lightening does not strike twice in the same place. But I am not rich, In fact I have just recovered from a terrible car accident, and am now not paralyzed in my arms, which was 99% paralyzed for almost 2 years. Please let me lead our people and solve these almost impossible problems, only I , by destiny, fate, karma, can solve. No more millionaires for president. I made a million dollars for my family when I was a young man, and didn’t want the money. I have a hybrid plan for the nation. And Chris, you remind me of Horace Greeley, and you hate all of the candidates yet running, No one excites you.

    Dr./Professor Neil Garland

    Pomona South

    Apt.4

    Baltimore, Md 21208

    Tel:410-484-7310

  2. Dear Sirs and The Staff of the Chris Matthews Show. I surely miss the old Chris Matthews Show (and man) too! The one that would have asked, “Who out there really thinks they are the most qualified person to be the next American president in 2008 regardless of money?. What has happened to our democracy?. Is it really now only the game of the best government money can buy? There must be a more qualified, experienced candidate destined by nature, god, divine providence to be president, that has not been destroyed by the system, than any of the so called candidates we have seen yet. In fact I am the most qualified to be president and now I can run. When I first came back the United States in 1991, I was not a permanent resident. And years have passed and now, I can run, I meet all the requirements, and yes I will be the best president we have ever had, I promise, I guarantee it. In fact I have been preparing myself to do this for the last 3 years. I read, study, and write, 15-20 hours a day. A Plutocracy, what has happened to the nation that once fathered, harbored, horded the man and party of Lincoln a self made man like him? Is the nation ready for another Lincoln? What would you do Chris Matthews if I said honestly “I was at the Pentagon the afternoon before the attack and said, “What is keeping those bastards from flying a plane into this building? And have witnesses!! And I have a plan that will work to get this man and his followers kicked out of the villages in the Tribal areas of northern Pakistan. I have lived there in the Hindu Kush Mountains, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India for more than 6 years, and speak fluent Urdu/Hindi, and know the customs and ways of the mountain people. I have lived and slept there alone and survived. I have been trained, prepared by god, divine providence to capture this man, and defend our great nation. I am the only one who can do this. I am also an astrobiophysicist an expert on natural energy, natural medicine, and have many of the answers the world seeks for the solutions to the world€’s problems in the 21st century. I am, I really am a one man think and solution tank, who can really deliver, I am ready to work 16-20 hours a day, I already am doing this, to develop answers, plans, solutions to the world’s and our nation’s present problems. I deserve a chance to win the 44th U.S. Presidency. Please I am ready to sacrifice to give my life for my nation, only I am destined to be able to do this, and yes I will survive, not to be assassinated again. Yes I use the word again.
    Lightening does not strike twice in the same place. But I am not rich, In fact I have just recovered from a terrible car accident, and am now not paralyzed in my arms, which was 99% paralyzed for almost 2 years. Please let me lead our people and solve these almost impossible problems, only I , by destiny, fate, karma, can solve. No more millionaires for president. I made a million dollars for my family when I was a young man, and didn’t want the money. I have a hybrid plan for the nation. And Chris, you remind me of Horace Greeley, and you hate all of the candidates yet running, No one excites you.

    Dr./Professor Neil Garland
    Pomona South
    Apt.4
    Baltimore, Md 21208
    Tel:410-484-7310

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