Thursday, January 08, 2009

No Senate bid for Chris Matthews

By Michael J.W. Stickings

What's worse:

a) Chris Matthews on TV (being a blowhard and making millions); or

b) Chris Matthews in the Senate (being a blowhard and wielding power)?

I'd say the latter, which is why it's a good thing that he's decided not to run for the Senate in 2010. I can't take much of him on TV, but at least I can turn the channel and ignore him.

Either way, though, he would have continued to provide a wealth of material to those of us in the commentariat, and we can all look forward to much more of the egotism and sexism to which we've grown so accustomed.

Yes, it bothers me that he'll continue to have a profitable platform from which to spew his nonsense, but at least he won't have his hands in the legislative cookie jar and the distinct honour of being a senator.

Then again, given that the Senate may soon include Roland Burris in its lofty ranks -- to go along with the likes of Joe Lieberman, Saxby Chambliss, Mitch McConnell, David Vitter, Jim Inhofe, Tom Coburn, and Jim DeMint -- well, I'm sure the appallingly low standards of that august body could accommodate someone like Matthews. He may not be an ideological extremist, after all, but he'd fit right in with the old boys.

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