Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Chris Matthews destroys shit-for-brains McCain advisor Nancy Pfotenhauer over Sarah “what’s a VP do?” Palin
Finally, Hardball lives up to its name
by Larry Simons
October 22, 2008
I don’t know what made Chris Matthews so pissed tonight on Hardball. I have no clue if it was because he hasn’t gotten any in a while or he is finally getting sick of the abundance of stupidity emanating from the McCain camp, but whatever it is, I really don’t care….this is the Chris Matthews I’ve wanted to see for a long, long time!
I’ve never really liked Chris Matthews much. To me, he's just another controlled media stooge like all the rest of them. He never seems to have the nads to take a side or a stance on anything. But tonight, my goodness, did he make up for months and months of mediocrity by annihilating McCain campaign advisor Nancy Pfotenhauer over the issue of Sarah Palin having no clue whatsoever what the duties of the Vice President are.
Matthews actually appeared pissed off, and rightfully so, because the overwhelming stupidity coming from McCain, Palin and now his advisors has to be confronted and exposed, and I was loving every minute of this. This was one of Chris Matthews’ finest moments on television and while I watched this, only one thought went through my mind: If he was like this every single day on his show, he’d be one of my favorite political commentators.
See if you can notice Pfotenhauer purposely and constantly changing the subject and giving those “god I hope this segment ends quick” laughs of hers as Matthews does an excellent job at staying on the subject and not letting Pfotenhauer take his eye off the ball.
My message to Chris Matthews: Do this every single day on your show and I’ll watch you every single day.
Here’s an excerpt:
MATTHEWS: We talked about the superficial, now let's talk the reality here. And I want to talk about this: the role of the Vice President. I want to give you a shot at it, Nancy, you're a pro. You're not somebody in from out of town. You know how politics works. What is the role of the Vice President under the Constitution? Simply put, you know it or you don't. Either a person understands the role of the Vice President or they don't. What—as you understand it from the Constitution – as a professional, is the role of a Vice President. It's very important you know this answer. We're filling the part in two weeks.
PFOTENHAUER: That's right. That's right. Well, I mean, obviously the role of the Vice President is to support the President, but to also to preside when necessary over the US Senate. And I think that this is also a tempest in a teapot…
MATTHEWS: No, that's not the role of the Vice President. I gave you a shot, Nancy, I want you to try again. What is the Constitutional role of the Vice President? In the Constitution? What's written in the Constitution? You're…look, you're all strict constructionists…
PFOTENHAUER: I'm not a Constitutional scholar but I do know …
MATTHEWS: Have you ever read it?
So, according to Pfotenhauer, you have to be a Constitutional scholar in order to know the 2 main roles of the Vice President.
Here’s the video