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McCain vs. Matthews

McCain blogger Michael Goldfarb has a quibble with Chris Matthews:

Earlier this week Chris Matthews exhibited such a stunning combination of bias and ignorance that we feel compelled to set the record straight.

Matthews mocked Governor Palin for telling a third grader that the Vice President is 'in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes.' Matthews said 'either she's right about the role of the vice presidency or I'm wrong.' Fortunately for the American people, Chris Matthews is wrong. Though it escaped comment at MSNBC, Joe Biden recently made a comment to the New Yorker promising to play a similar leadership role in the Senate. Biden told the magazine, 'I would see one of my jobs as essentially being the president of the Senate, in the sense of actually not presiding as much as interacting, continuing to interact, talking to Harry Reid every day, or talking to Nancy Pelosi.'

You can watch what Matthews said here. Critics of Palin will find something to attack in nearly everything she says, but Goldfarb does make a good point about holding the candidates to the same standard. Can you imagine the media ruckus that would have followed had Palin said "a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S" as Biden did a few days ago?