Skip to comments.Matthews Jokes About Larry Craig, Bridge Collapse as GOP Embarrassments
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.
Can anyone tell me what is so funny about 13 people dying as a bridge collapses?
And how that is the Republicans fault?
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.
Larry Craig is Fair Game.
The Bridge Collapse is not.
True and if he was a Democrat, they would have supported him, as they do with Bath house Barney.
He’s just a barrel of laughs, ain’t he?
I can’t believe that Rush ever let this moron fill in for him.
MSM whores have no ethics. But MSM whores do make enemies and if only Zell Miller’s ramblings could come true.
Matthews shouldn’t quit his day job...whatever that is.
leftists always seem to turn lemons into lemonade — someone else’s lemons, of course, their lemonade.
Apparently that tingle has run clear up his leg & settled in his occipital lobe.
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. ;)
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.
Now that's funny!!
No word as yet on the possibility of McCain apologizing for this heinous deed.
Wasn't Ventura an independent?
Matthews is just utterly stupid. The guy will say anything. He doesn’t know, and doesn’t care, who was responsible for that bridge.
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.
I do not recognize him. Enlighten me.
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.
Ahhhh, should have gueesed! Thanks.
Nothing embarrassing about Fwank or Fwanken is there Chrissy?
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?
Some yahoo tried to tell me today that gasoline prices are the result of some “deal” Cheney made.
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.
The bridge fell in Minneapolis.
“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!
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?
Now there is even a Bobble Leg Larry Craig doll for sale.