Chris Matthews Pitches No Hitter – Obama Supporter Texas State Senator Kirk Watson Strikes Out

While we are often very critical of Chris Matthews uncomfortable broadcasts – he presided over a lesson in Politics 101 last night after the Texas hosted Clinton-Obama debate. Kirk Watson, State-Senator (D) Texas – suffered his own Alamo last night.

It was actually refreshing to watch this lesson in politics – and should be a lesson for all the flag wavers, including me, to remember that opinions aren’t facts – facts aren’t opinions. We need to be informed and conversant in the issues in order to be relevant. Kirk Watson will never make that mistake again.

Curiously, at first I was getting riled at Matthews for being unnecessarily harsh, but actually, based on my most recent complaints – Matthews was doing the Matthews stuff that made me enjoy hm in the first place – before he banged his head. It was a lesson that may potentially be the most important reminder that popularity by itself is not not enough.

Watson, to his credit, has taken his beating in style. In an unusually revealing and self deprecating way, he has admitted that his lack of preparation caused the gaffe and hasn’t even slightly suggested that he was treated unfairly. We tip our hat at Watson for admitting his error in preparation. (See Sen. Watson’s Website -Here)

Bravo Matthews for doing what you used to do so well – and Bravo Sen. Watson for taking it the hard but truthful way.


3 Responses

  1. Sen. Kirk Watson is a snake. And, Karma is a bitch. It’s just too bad that it has to make a presidential candidate look bad.

    In October, Sen. Kirk Watson voted to ignore the public and divert nearly a Billion tax dollars to convert portions of Austin existing freeways (183, 290W, 290E, 71E, and 71W) into tollways. This is a Gov. Perry scheme to shift freeways to tollways.

    Why is Watson selling out citizens for special interests?

    This double tax, of tolling drivers to use public expressways to drive to work, school and shop, benefits Watson contributors, developers he was hired to lobby for and the City of Austin, who pays Watson $450 an hour to do land deals.

  2. Now there’s an interesting twist.

    So – is it safe to assume that Matthews probably had a bit of insight into the ground game in Austin – and that the question(s) for and the demeanor towards Watson was more than serendipitous ?

  3. There’s no doubt in my mind. You have become a daily stop for me. You have a nice perspective and very enjoyble writing style.

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