After repeatedly slamming Sarah Palin as an idiot, tossing out the following zingers:
"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 onJeopardy! 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.”
none other than MSNBC's Chris Matthews turned up yesterday on that very show, demonstrating his formidable Lefty intellect before a largely unappreciative crowd - who at one point erupted into laughter at his bumbling attempt to name the U2 pilot who was shot down over the USSR. Not only did he bomb, he did so definitively. There's an old bromide that notes that it's better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you're a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.