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Matthews: Hillary’s succeeding because Bill ‘messed around.’

By Amanda Terkel on January 9, 2008 at 12:29 pm

"Matthews: Hillary’s succeeding because Bill ‘messed around.’"

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On MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, Chris Matthews baselessly claimed that the only reason Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is running for President is because of her husband’s affairs:

Matthews: I think the Hillary appeal has always been about the mix of toughness and sympathy. Let’s not forget, and I’ll be brutal, the reason she’s a US Senator, the reason she’s a candidate for President, the reason she may be a front runner, is that her husband messed around. [...]

That’s how she got to be a Senator from New York. We keep forgetting it. She didn’t win it on her merit, she won because everybody felt, “My God, this woman stood up under humiliation,” right? That’s what happened.

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As ThinkProgress has tracked in the past, Matthews has consistently been obsessed with Clinton’s sex life.

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