Chris Matthews' detractors have for years alleged that he's sometimes drunk when he does his program on MSNBC.
His gas attack on Friday's Hardball will certainly add to this speculation, especially as it ended with the host actually saying, "Excuse me - I'm burping here" (video follows with commentary).
Following a commercial break, Matthews began a segment on The New Republic report concerning the Romney campaign's internal polling numbers that had them leading in key swing states.
As he shared the figures, he clearly was having a gas attack, and finally said, "Excuse me - I'm burping here."
Dean Martin and Foster Brooks would be very proud.