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Matthews Jokes About Larry Craig, Bridge Collapse as GOP Embarrassments
News Busters ^ | 06/04/2008 | Brad Wilmouth |

Posted on 06/04/2008 3:51:50 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

During MSNBC's live coverage of Tuesday's Democratic primaries, co-anchor Chris Matthews poked fun at Larry Craig's bathroom arrest during an interview with Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar as he referred to Republican plans to hold their presidential convention in St. Paul, and joked that Craig would be starting his book tour at the airport. Moments later during an interview with Clinton campaign advisor Lisa Caputo, he joked about the Minnesota bridge collapse as an embarrassment Republicans would have to face when they come to the state: "We're having a little bit of fun here tonight with the opportunity of Republican conventioneers to arrive at the airport out there and immediately go to the Larry Craig Memorial Bathroom and check in and let everybody know they know some history. Then go to the bridge that fell down in St. Paul. There's a lot to celebrate for the Republican conventioneers as they get together." (Transcript follows)

Below is a transcript of the relevant comments from Matthews, which aired at about 8:09 p.m. during MSNBC's Tuesday coverage of the presidential primaries:

CHRIS MATTHEWS, TO MINNESOTA DEMOCRATIC SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR: I hear, Senator, that Larry Craig is going to start his book tour out at the airport out there, at the Republican Convention this summer. Is that true? Ha! ...

MATTHEWS, TO CLINTON CAMPAIGN ADVISOR LISA CAPUTO: Well, we're having a little bit of fun here tonight with the opportunity of Republican conventioneers to arrive at the airport out there and immediately go to the Larry Craig Memorial Bathroom and check in and let everybody know they know some history. Then go to the bridge that fell down in St. Paul. There's a lot to celebrate for the Republican conventioneers as they get together.



TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bridgecollapse; chrismatthews; larrycraig; msnbc
When this (expletive deleted) is through getting tingles and giggles, he can really come up with some jaw-dropping stupidity.

Can anyone tell me what is so funny about 13 people dying as a bridge collapses?

And how that is the Republicans fault?

1 posted on 06/04/2008 3:51:50 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
Does anyone else here have to fight the primal desire to beat the shit out of this pompous buffoon?


2 posted on 06/04/2008 3:54:56 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Paul Krugman: Conscience Of A Crapweasel. (For lack of a better tagline at the moment.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Amy Klobuchar should be ashamed of her magnum opus “Uncovering the Dome”.

I was forced to read that Liberal piece of trash when I was in college.

Gag!


3 posted on 06/04/2008 3:55:05 PM PDT by dr.zaeus
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To: Responsibility2nd

Larry Craig is Fair Game.

The Bridge Collapse is not.


4 posted on 06/04/2008 3:55:07 PM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: trumandogz
Larry Craig is Fair Game.

True and if he was a Democrat, they would have supported him, as they do with Bath house Barney.

5 posted on 06/04/2008 4:00:13 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He’s just a barrel of laughs, ain’t he?
I can’t believe that Rush ever let this moron fill in for him.


6 posted on 06/04/2008 4:02:35 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

MSM whores have no ethics. But MSM whores do make enemies and if only Zell Miller’s ramblings could come true.


7 posted on 06/04/2008 4:04:45 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Responsibility2nd

Matthews shouldn’t quit his day job...whatever that is.


8 posted on 06/04/2008 4:06:41 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: Responsibility2nd

leftists always seem to turn lemons into lemonade — someone else’s lemons, of course, their lemonade.


9 posted on 06/04/2008 4:08:28 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Obama's a front man. Who's behind him?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Apparently that tingle has run clear up his leg & settled in his occipital lobe.


10 posted on 06/04/2008 4:14:41 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Responsibility2nd
And how that is the Republicans fault?

Apparently, Republicans have been depriving municipalities of desperately needed highway funds in order to fund their mad War for Oil.

Or so Democrat scripture tells us. ;)

11 posted on 06/04/2008 4:15:06 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I wish that Zell Miller would've been in studio with Chrissy on that marvelous night. Miller would would have beaten him like a red headed step child. This inhouse fellatrix for Obama is one of the reasons that NBC/MSNBC is the laughing stock for anyone who believes in some semblance of impartial journalism.
12 posted on 06/04/2008 4:15:29 PM PDT by appleharvey
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To: Responsibility2nd

The bridge was doomed when they put an extra 4 inches of concrete on the deck. I’m not sure but I thing that happened on Ventura’s watch.


13 posted on 06/04/2008 4:19:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Michael.SF.

14 posted on 06/04/2008 4:19:37 PM PDT by skimbell (The United States Constitution © 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: frankjr
Matthews shouldn’t quit his day job...whatever that is.

Now that's funny!!

15 posted on 06/04/2008 4:19:43 PM PDT by liberty_lvr
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To: Viking2002
Does anyone else here have to fight the primal desire to beat the shit out of this pompous buffoon? call for Zell Miller on the white courtesy phone.
16 posted on 06/04/2008 4:22:26 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: Responsibility2nd
It's an open and shut case, comrade.
Bush should have went to the U.N. and forced the state to spend it's excess highway funds.

No word as yet on the possibility of McCain apologizing for this heinous deed.

17 posted on 06/04/2008 4:25:25 PM PDT by labette ( Doctor of Thinkology)
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To: DManA
I’m not sure but I thing that happened on Ventura’s watch.

Wasn't Ventura an independent?

18 posted on 06/04/2008 4:30:52 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Responsibility2nd

Matthews is just utterly stupid. The guy will say anything. He doesn’t know, and doesn’t care, who was responsible for that bridge.


19 posted on 06/04/2008 4:33:01 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Cheney gave an order stopping maintenance of the bridge.

I really shouldn’t commit that bit of sarcasm to writing. It might be all over the internet as truth.


20 posted on 06/04/2008 4:34:59 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
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To: skimbell

I do not recognize him. Enlighten me.


21 posted on 06/04/2008 4:35:30 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: trumandogz

Zactly.


22 posted on 06/04/2008 4:37:09 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Responsibility2nd

As a Minnesotan, I deeply resent any ridicule or laughter at the expense of the dead and even more who were seriously injured who were on that bridge last August.

Chris Matthews has no class. Not surprising from a Democrat. They also have no consideration for the dead babies who die from abortions. They seem to lock up their consciences when they go into the voting booth - or maybe they never developed a conscience at all.


23 posted on 06/04/2008 4:38:36 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Michael.SF.

McGreevy (D-NJ)


24 posted on 06/04/2008 4:38:44 PM PDT by skimbell (The United States Constitution © 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: skimbell

Ahhhh, should have gueesed! Thanks.


25 posted on 06/04/2008 4:40:30 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Nothing embarrassing about Fwank or Fwanken is there Chrissy?


26 posted on 06/04/2008 4:43:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If o’bama was the GOP nominee, would mathews have change pants 6 times a day. ? What if o’bama gets a record low vote ands losses? What will matty do?


27 posted on 06/04/2008 4:46:45 PM PDT by Waco
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To: popdonnelly

Some yahoo tried to tell me today that gasoline prices are the result of some “deal” Cheney made.

Sheesh


28 posted on 06/04/2008 4:47:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: trumandogz
“Larry Craig is Fair Game”

So is James McGreevey and Eliot Spitzer.
In fact compared to McGreevey, Larry Graig is still in kindergarten when it comes to sleazy, deviant behavior. After all, it was McGreevey who cruised the New Jersey Turnpike picking up strange men for gay sex, while still married with little kids.
So if prissy Chrissy wants to play that game he can bring it on.

29 posted on 06/04/2008 4:56:04 PM PDT by KevinJohnson
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To: Responsibility2nd
Then go to the bridge that fell down in St. Paul.

The bridge fell in Minneapolis.

30 posted on 06/04/2008 6:06:19 PM PDT by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Can anyone tell me what is so funny about 13 people dying as a bridge collapses?”

To the Dims it’s outright hilarious! Hell, they’re pissed it was only 13!


31 posted on 06/04/2008 6:06:49 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
This was intended to be my only comment,


Comment # --- self censored by Arrowhead1952.

but he going to joke what the dems will be doing at their convention in 2012 if several large US cities get blown off the map with nukes?

32 posted on 06/05/2008 9:36:30 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Typical white person, bitter, religious, gun owner, who will "Just say No to BO in Nov.")
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To: trumandogz
I agree.

Now there is even a Bobble Leg Larry Craig doll for sale.

33 posted on 06/05/2008 9:40:15 AM PDT by Dante3
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