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Chris Matthews will take “Abject Humiliation” for $400, Alex

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Who would do better on Jeopardy, Sarah Palin or Chris Matthews? For years, Matthews has said he knows. Here are a few representative quotes.


“Is this [vice presidential debate] about her brain power?… Do you think cute will beat brains?…Do you think she’d do better on the questions on Jeopardy or the interview they do during a half-time?…My suspicion is that she has the same lack of intellectual curiosity that the President of the United States has right now and that is scary!”


“They find these empty vessels who know nothing about the world! Nothing about foreign policy! Who immediately begin to spout the neo-con line. I read her book — it’s full of that crap….It’s unbelievable how little this woman knows!…Don’t put her on Jeopardy!”


“Senator, do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to be President of the United States?…If she were on Jeopardy! right now and the topic was national government, American government generally defined, would she look like an imbecile, or would she look okay? Does she know anything?”


“I’d like to see her on just a couple of episodes of Celebrity Jeopardy or It’s Academic Mac McGarry to just see if she knows anything.”

Alright, then.

You’ve probably guessed what happens next, but you have no idea how good it is:

Adding to his shame: He lost to a woman. And we all know how he feels about women. It would be weird that he bombed the question about sexual harassment, considering his own expertise, if it weren’t for the fact that he bombed all the other questions too.

Congratulations to Robert Gibbs, I guess. You outwitted, um, Chris Matthews.

(Mega-hat tip to Newsbusters)