Chris Matthews’ Leg came to the nation’s attention when he let it slip on live television that the oratory of candidate Barack Obama had mysterious and not-unpleasant effects on one of the Hardball host’s extremities:
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.
Some have wondered which of Matthews’ lower limbs is the one getting all the attention and whether the other one resents the new-found celebrity status of it’s “running mate.”
The fact is, it Chris Matthews’ left leg that “hearts” Obama. His right leg has a libertarian streak and often feels “restless” when Ron Paul says the words “gold standard.”
This site is honored to have been designated the official oracle and chronicle of the thoughts, actions and, most importantly “sensations” of Chris Matthews’ Leg.
(This blog has no connection whatsoever to Chris Matthews the person and the thoughts expressed herein are those of the leg only and do not necessarily reflect those of Chris Matthews’ head.)
The Oracle is David A. Holland, co-author of the book Paul Harvey’s America: The Life, Art, and Faith of the Man Who Transformed Radio and Inspired a Nation. He is reachable at davidaholland at gmail dot com.