With a history of accusations of misogynistic behavior from both the right and the left, MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews is not showing any indications that he’s willing to tread carefully, especially when it comes to discussing conservative women.
On his Tuesday MSNBC “Hardball” program, Matthews took another swipe at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. In a discussion about the prospects of Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s shot at the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Matthews was warned by one of his guests not to count out Palin, to which he immediately downplayed her viability.
“I think Sarah Palin proved herself to be — I think she’s proven herself to be profoundly stupid,” Matthews said to applause on-location in Los Angeles. “Her inability to answers the questions of Katie Couric, her inability of even now to explain if she ever reads anything.”
“Her absolute failure to begin studying and get serious about running for president,” he continued. “She has shown no effort to doing any homework or understanding issues about the economy or science or the world. No effort and she’s running for president? I don’t believe she would be at all helpful to our republic.”
Matthews judgment: Palin’s participation in the 2012 race would be bad for America.
“I hope she doesn’t run for our good,” Matthews added.