Chris Matthews On Hardball: Sweaty, Vicious Canines In The White House

<p><img hspace="0" src="media/2006-04-20-MSNBCHB.jpg" align="right" border="0" />Something wild happens on Hardball whenever Chris Matthews ventures outdoors. It was during an outdoor panel when Zell Miller challenged Chris to a duel and last night outside the MSNBC studios Matthews called the current White House communications team: &quot;Vicious, almost canine,&quot; and so sweaty that, &quot;They wouldn't pass lie detector tests, they've got such a sweat problem.&quot;</p><p>Matthews posed the following question to Pat Buchanan at around 5:43pm on last night's Hardball: </p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"><p dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">Matthews: &quot;Are they gonna bring in some nice people to work at the White House or more mad dogs? The next press secretary, will it be a good, nice fellow to deal with like Tony Snow or Tony Blankley <b>or will it be one of these vicious, almost canine people they have working for them right now, who will do anything to advance their cause?</b>&quot; </p><p dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">Later Matthews follwed up: &quot;I think they need somebody that doesn’t obviously sweat every time he stands behind that lectern. Those guys look like they’re nervous.<b> Anyway, they wouldn’t pass lie detector tests, they’ve got such a sweat problem.&quot; </b></p><p /></blockquote>

Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center.