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Chris Matthews said something intelligent

Monday, January 28, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Most of what Chris Matthews says is mindless trash, but today he pulled out a great analogy immediately after Ted Kennedy's stirring endorsement of Obama. Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named amadeus.gifHe compared Hillary Clinton to the character Salieri in the movie Amadeus. Until Mozart came along he was the leading composer in Vienna, but he was just a workman, a technician. Mozart had inspiration, feeling, the spirit. Salieri, even though he lived a long life and Mozart died young, is a footnote to Mozart's lasting greatness. Permalink to this paragraph

Matthews nailed it.  Permalink to this paragraph

Maybe this makes up for his calling the voters of New Hampshire racists because he and every other pundit read the polling data wrong. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph


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