It is disguting, however, to hear Chris Matthews clucking in the background: "Oh - don't boo - don't boo here . . . bad form, bad form" or some whiny crap like that. It's the Washington, DC Villager mentality in full display.
This man is despised by much of the country. (Bush, that is . . . although Matthews is infuriating in his own right.) He has admitted to torturing people and thus has confessed to being a war criminal. But - Oh my heavens, what bad manners of all those uncouth outsiders to boo him. Somebody get Matthews a fainting couch! Such "bad form"!
The title of this post has been corrected after an HTML/proofreading FAIL by me - I pasted a link in the wrong box on this here Blogger thingy.
UPDATE 1/21/2009 4:08PM
On a somewhat related note, and returning to my impressions of the mindless blather by the NBCers yesterday, I loved Digby's piece on the same subject, "Make Them Stop!":
I am watching people from somewhere in this country parading down the street in front of the White House, before the new president, with brooms and lawnmowers. And none of the gasbags could be bothered to explain who these people are or what that means because they are so in love with the sound of their own voices saying the words "historic" and "symbolic" over and over again that they just don't have the time.In one particularly nauseating moment of verbal diarrhea yesterday, Tom "Greatest Generation" Brokaw was waxing poetic about how two Obama staffers from Chicago happened to find apartments in the same building in DC . . . "and they were comforted by that." Oh, the humanity - adults have to voluntarily relocate for a job! I hope they find comfort somewhere!