Wednesday, February 25, 2009

MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Jindal: 'Oh, God' Indeed

MSNBC's Chris Matthews whispered "Oh, God," under his breath as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal came forward to give the Republican response to President Barack Obama's speech last night on the economy, reports NOLA.com and other sources.
I was taken aback by that peculiar stagecraft, the walking from somewhere in the back of this narrow hall, this winding staircase looming there, the odd anti-bellum look of the scene. Was this some mimicking of a president walking along the state floor to the East Room? (Matthews' explanation per NOLA.com and Mediabistro)
Perhaps Matthews was swearing, but since it was a whisper, I think the man was praying. I know I was, and I still haven't recovered from Jindal making Harry Lee out to be a hero.



I missed Matthews uttering "Oh, God," but I caught his commentary following Jindal's speech. Like others in the rest of the nation, he saw Jindal's disconnect.

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