Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chris Mathews Mocks Palin; Finishes Last on Jeopardy

Mathews finished dead last
Washington DC, May 15, 2012. It was just a few years ago that Chris Matthews was begging to see Sarah Palin go on Jeopardy claiming she would quite possibly look like “an imbecile” and “doesn’t know anything.”

In fact, on at least four occasions, MSNBC's Chris Matthews mocked Sarah Palin for how he felt she'd do if she were ever on the hit television game show Jeopardy. 

Yesterday Chris Mathews got his chance to go on Jeopardy himself, to show us how smart he is.

The results weren't good for Mathews.  On yesterday's "Power Players" version of the show Mathews came up short finishing dead last with the paltry sum of only $2,300. Matthews was matched up against CNN's Lizzie O'Leary and former Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

Matthews looked confused and outmatched on the episode. He shouted out answers when it wasn't his turn and flunked basic arithmetic -- saying Istanbul fit the category of "6-Letter Capitals." Matthews came in third out of three players. Dead last.
When Double Jeopardy ended, Matthews had only won $4,600, almost $10,000 behind O'Leary and over $8,000 less than Gibbs.

Then all three leftwing pundits missed the Final Jeopardy question, the game ended with Gibbs having $5,600, O'Leary $4,200, and Matthews pulling up the rear at only $2,300.

Now remember, this was a man who on October 2, 2008, shortly before that evening's Vice Presidential debate, said of Palin:
"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!"
Then on January 12, 2010:
"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!”
And again on November 2, 2010:
“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?"
And finally on January 19, 2011:
“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.”
Hopefully, Mathews will have learned a lesson from this, and  will have enough sense not to mock others for their intellect... when he clearly is pretty helpless himself.

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