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We see this sort of thing every time a "famous" personality writes a political book. They go on tour, say a few incendiary things, and (if they're lucky) it spurs book sales. At the very least, it lets people know they've actually written a book, which we probably wouldn't know otherwise.
No one has used this tactic more effectively (or more outrageously) than Ann Coulter, who's done it again this week with the release of her book, If Democrats Had any Brains, They'd be Republicans. She's even working a strapless version of her little black dress this time. But Ann's shtick has gotten moldy, and she's barely made a ripple this time.
No, it's Chris Matthews, promoting his new book that has made a little bit of a splash, at least in this end-of-week news cycle. What's more, Matthews didn't have to lie, misdirect or obfuscate to make his splash. Try that Ann, it would be a refreshing change. . .
Chris Matthews had barely finished praising his colleagues at the 10th anniversary party for his “Hardball” show Thursday night in Washington, D.C. when his remarks turned political and pointed, even suggesting that the Bush administration had "finally been caught in their criminality."
In front of an audience that included such notables as Alan Greenspan, Rep. Patrick Kennedy and Sen. Ted Kennedy, Matthews began his remarks by declaring that he wanted to "make some news" and he certainly didn't disappoint. After praising the drafters of the First Amendment for allowing him to make a living, he outlined what he said was the fundamental difference between the Bush and Clinton administrations.
The Clinton camp, he said, never put pressure on his bosses to silence him. . .
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