Big, bad, tangerine Chris Matthews (though I was just looking at some old pictures of him — he looks thinner and younger than he did five years ago! Maybe TV news is the fountain of hot?) was on The Colbert Report last night, where he dodged the big nail down about a possible run for Sen. Arlen Specter's seat in 2010.
The Senate-run talk is great, but God bless Colbert, "I swing a harder ball than you"? "You've put me to sleep at 6 o'clock before"? Let it be said here first, forget Matthews — Colbert for Senate!
To check out Chris Matthews five years ago and see if you agree with my "fountain of hot" declaration, read more.
What do you think? Am I nuts?
Here's what he said last night about a possible Senate campaign:
Did you ever want to be something your whole life, besides this? When you grow up, some kids want to be a fireman. I want to be a Senator. But I have to deal with these things as they come. . . . There's a difference between being a celebrity and someone who works for the people. And it's a greater thing to work for the people than being on television.