by Max Brantley
I saw this during MSNBC election returns last night.
Last night during MSNBC's Potomac Primary coverage, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were discussing Barack Obama's speech. Matthews — who, in the past, has both cried over an Obama speech and compared him to Jesus — described exactly what happens to him when Obama speaks:
I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often.
Meanwhile on the MSNBC front: a sympathetic note on David Shuster, the former KATV reporter suspended by MSNBC for a reference to the "pimped out" Chelsea Clinton. Shuster, you might recall, caused quite a hubbub in LR when he reported -- erroneously if subsequent events are a guide -- a supposed plea bargain between Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr and then-Gov. Jim Guy Tucker. A note here says he will be getting his job back.