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Rest Easy, You Won't Have To Vote For Chris Matthews


Philly native and proud papa to a Penn sophomore, Chris Matthews won't challenge Arlen Spector for his senate seat next year, the New York Times reports.  (And the story was reported by the NYT's television biz reporter rather than someone from the politics desk, MediaLOL.)  Whether Matthews was ever seriously considering a run is still unclear: though his ego is certainly large enough to give birth to delusions of granduer and a "political calling," he may just have been playing "hardball" (heh) with NBC execs to get his contract renewed.  See ya at Parents' Weekend '09, Mr. Matthews!