Chris Matthews Compares Nancy Pelosi to DiMaggio
Over the weekend Chris Matthews and crew ruminated about a Nancy Pelosi speakership and praised Barack Obama for his candid position on marijuana. In his intro to the October 29th, syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Matthews compared Pelosi to an all-time great: "Pelosi at the bat. Not since DiMaggio has San Francisco offered such a stylish player. But can she hit homers once she's at the plate?" Then later in the show, as if to assuage any fears undecided voters may have of a Democratic House run amok, NBC's Chip Reid assured viewers there would be no talk of impeachment. However he did note there would be plenty of investigations into the war and Halliburton but as Matthews asserted, "Who doesn't," want that?
Matthews: "What do you think, Chip? Will she try and impeach the President?"
Reid: "No, absolutely not. She has pretty much taken that off the table. I think she's left herself a little wiggle room if something huge comes out, but she does not want to go that path. She clearly wants investigations looking into Halliburton and lots of other issues on the war."
Matthews: "Who doesn't?"
Then there was some left over Obama fawning residue from last week's show as Newsweek's Howard Fineman praised the Senator's handling of the marijuana issue.
Matthews introducing the segment: "Before we go back to break, another sign that the boomers are ruling this country. Barack Obama said this week that he's tried drugs and it barely got a mention in the newspapers."
Matthews: "Howard, what do you think about this?"
Fineman: "Well, I think it's an accepted part of the culture now, and I think for, one of the reasons why Barack Obama is so popular, especially among younger people, is that he seems so real. He seems to acknowledge the reality of things. It's almost kind of like a dog whistle kind of thing. Older people can't hear it. Younger people hear it. And that's one of the things that they hear. He seems to be willing to be honest, straight from the shoulder and that matters."