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A wise man once said, “Do not watch television. It will only make you sad and empty.” And here is proof: 20 agonizing minutes of Chris Matthews shouting at Roland Burris, who tries to explain why that stuff he said on that FBI wiretap doesn’t prove that he was involved in any tomfoolery with Rod Blagojevich to snag his Senate appointment. It just kind of goes on and on in that fashion and just when you think it will end Matthews says, “OK Senator I like you, I think you’re a good guy, I’m going to give you one more chance to explain yourself” and that’s when you know you’re in for another eternity of torture. Why couldn’t Roland Burris have gotten involved in something fun and interesting, like a hooker scandal? [MSNBC]

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  1. I went Mancow with this video – I thought I could take it, but after about six seconds I’m already throwing my favorite stuffed animal across the room.

  2. Kudos for Burris. He managed to out-interrupt the grand master of interruptors. It was a fine display of douchebagus-interruptus.

  3. Leave badgers alone!

    Leave them ALOOONE!!

    Did you know that some members of the skunk family are called ‘Stink Badgers’? TRUE FACT.

  4. I thought it was a fascinating example of taking quotes out of context and beating someone senseless with them. I can see where the GOP learned all their debating techniques.

  5. “OK, Chris: we like you, we think you’re a good guy, we’re going to give you one more chance to explain why you’re such an insufferable gasbag.”

  6. Chris Matthews is an overactive salivary gland with legs. If I listened to him talk for 20 minutes I’d want to towel off all day.

  7. Roland is a truly likeable scam artist. We always forgive likeable scam artists – because we secretly wish we had pulled off a similar scam and made our own unqualified ass a U.S. Senator.

  8. I keep forgetting that if you’re caught doing something really crooked and sleazy, you make yourself innocent by shouting down anyone who asks you about it. “Senator” Burris, you are a real inspiration. Thanks for the reminder.

  9. Hang on, am I expected to feel sorry for Roland Burris for this? And not laugh my ass off because (a) he thinks he can defend his position, (b) he thinks “Hardball” is a dynamite place to do it, and (c) he’s ever going to run for reelection and not get his ass kicked in the primary? Feh. Let Matthews have at him; it keeps him from saying really awkward and inappropriate things to legitimate people in politics.

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