Chris Matthews Vs. Roland Burris Deathmatch

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Illinois, Media, Senate, Video

Burris went on Hardball tonight and Matthews took him to task for the latest revelation that he talked to Blago’s brother about raising money for the then Governor.

It’s must see stuff…

So sounds bad, right? But nothing will come of it. Here’s why…

Technically, Burris never did raise any money for Blago, and talking about it isn’t illegal. Unethical? Sure. But an ethics violation is the political equivalent of being told to go sit in the corner for 30 minutes. So my guess is that all he’ll get is a slap on the wrist.

However, just for a personal standpoint…the fact that Burris didn’t bring this phone conversation up before today is just dumb and he doesn’t deserve to be a Senator because of it.

By the way, this is the type of hard hitting interviewing we need to see more of. Matthews isn’t here taking partisan swipes. He’s trying to get to the truth. And good for Burris for showing up, but Matthews wasn’t lobbing softballs at him and everybody else in cable news should take note.

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