It doesn’t happen often, but there are times when MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews really comes through. Here he is commenting on the difference between Obama’s handling of the aftermath of the Iranian elections and the reaction of his Republican critics:
MATTHEWS: What strikes me, David and Bob, is the difference between the president, who is being very calm and not jumping up and down, and those on the right who are hitting the idiot button right now. And the idiot button is the one often pushed by Sarah Palin, but this week by John McCain and others.
They’re all jumping at-Mitt Romney. They’re all saying phony, bogus, let’s attack Iran. That seems like exactly what the bad guys in Iran want us to be doing.
Well said! Actually, Chris’ guests, Washington Post reporter David Ignatius and writer Robert Baer, also had many interesting things to say, so go have a look at the full transcript.