January 29, 2003


QUOTE OF THE DAY: This comes from Chris Matthews. On last night's MSNBC post-coverage of the president's State of the Union address, Matthews hosted his usual political panel of Newsweek's Howard Fineman, entertaining-but-crazy former pollster Patrick Caddell, ever-smiling Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, and still-very-angry Gore 2000 campaign manager Donna Brazile. After a brief Matthews interview with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (during which DeLay referred to "Saddam Hussein, and his allies in Germany, France, and the Democratic Party"), Brazile proceeded to mock DeLay as a "former exterminator," which he indeed is.
This caused Matthews to explode at Brazile that it's never okay to make fun of a man's occupation, especially "working people" such as exterminators. Matthews concluded with the anti-Brazile diartribe with: "He succeeded as an exterminator; you failed as a campaign manager."
I can't wait to see this entire exchange parodied on "Saturday Night Live" next week, with Tracy Morgan (in drag) as Brazile.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 29, 2003 02:48 PM
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