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Keith Spanks Matthews For His Delay Crush

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Get your head out of the was ever so gentle

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Keith Olbermann is far too professional to be as confrontational as I would be on the subject of Chris Matthews' well-documented man-crushes, where he gets enthralled by what he perceives as shrewd maneuvering by politicians without any connection to whether the maneuvering is a positive or negative for the country as a whole. However, he couldn't resist a little playful poke at the juxtaposition between Chris Matthews excoriation of the Clintons' political machine and his arms-open-wide intro and fawning interview of Tom Delay, who for whatever reason was asked to give his opinions on the primary tonight.

KO: I can't let the moment pass...I have to ask you this: the juxtaposition. You said the Clintons are guilty of questioning how the game is played ...

CM: Right...

KO: And then, we went directly to an interview with Tom Delay. I can't let that's not a rhetorical question, it's just an observation of the sequence of events there I found rather extraordinary.

CM: Well, Tom's out of the game and you might get more attitude out of the guy who's out of the game. He's not being careful.

KO: On occasion in his past, he was known though for questioning the roles of the game.

CM: Yeah, well, you mean when they had that redistricting in the middle of the decade, rather than waiting to the end of it? You got a strong memory, sir...

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