Barack Obama's tax compromise victory has got tingles running back up Chris Matthews' leg.
After showing a clip of the President at Friday's bill signing, the "Hardball" host raved to guests Eugene Robinson and Howard Fineman about the Commander-in-Chief's "cute smile we all love...That wonderful, boyish smile" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: You know, whatever you say, I want to talk about the subjective president, Gene, your reaction to this. Subjectively, in his heart, he's a happy man this weekend. That smile, that cute smile we all love in that guy. That wonderful, boyish smile of his he gave us there after he made his little crack about the holiday spirit. I haven't seen that in months.
What was even more delicious about this snippet was the look on Robinson's face when Matthews was swooning:
You get the feeling that deep down in side, Robinson knew Matthews was crossing the line with all this gushing and fawning about another man's smile?