A selection of deep thoughts from Chris Matthews, on MSNBC, on Inauguration Day (so far):
Upon the appearance of Vice President Cheney in a wheelchair:
MATTHEWS: What a metaphor. What a metaphor. What a metaphor.
Upon the appearance of Malia and Sasha Obama:
MATTHEWS: My daddy is president!
On the crowds on the mall:
MATTHEWS: What are those things you buy, you send away for and they grow, they fill in?
KEITH OLBERMANN: The Chia Pets? Where are you going with this?
MATTHEWS: The Chia Pets, that’s what the mall looks like, it’s grown overnight….
As President Bush departed in a helicopter:
MATTHEWS: I was thinking besides seeing so many teeth of happy people smiling today, I allowed myself to float in the mystery of our nationhood…
Float on!Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.