Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Senator Tweety

Chris Matthews told Stephen Colbert that he wants to run for Arlen Specter's Senate seat. (He didn't actually announce, of course. He just used that hypothetical, coy evasiveness that is so common among the unannounced candidates who troll for money on "hardball."

First reaction -- yechhh.

Second reaction -- well, that explains a lot. It explains his toadying. It explains his unwillingness to be more than the James Lipton of political talking heads.

And third, paradoxically, he might do less damage in the Senate than he does now.

But most importantly, perhaps, it shows how the talking head class sees itself as essentially interchangeable with the people it covers. Chris Matthews does not see himself as a representative of the audience seeking answers from the ruling class. he sees himself as a member of the ruling class who shapes the (non-)answers his fellow rulers deign to offer to the rest of us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As inappropriate as Tweety is on TV, makes him even moreso for the Senate. Another example of his delusional thinking. Would he ever consider that no one would even vote for him!

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