UPDATE AT END OF POST: Video of Matthews repeating this on the air.
After months of inactivity in his Twitter account, MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Wednesday tweeted what some might consider a rather risqué comment about the upcoming Republican presidential debate (mild vulgarity follows with commentary):
So that's why he calls his program "Hardball."
Nice little piece of history there, but was Matthews projecting? Since he clearly loved the idea of JFK doing that to Nixon, who would he like to see it done to Wednesday? And by whom?
Enquiring minds want to know.
On a related note, as this was only his third tweet since joining Twitter, you have to wonder what other off-color historical gems will emanate from his fingertips in the coming months.
*****Update: Matthews repeated this bit of history and his question as he closed out MSNBC's pre-debate show.