In front of an audience that included such notables as Alan Greenspan, Rep. Patrick Kennedy and Sen. Ted Kennedy, Matthews began his remarks by declaring that he wanted to 'make some news' and he certainly didn't disappoint. After praising the drafters of the First Amendment for allowing him to make a living, he outlined what he said was the fundamental difference between the Bush and Clinton administrations.
The Clinton camp, he said, never put pressure on his bosses to silence him."
Gee, I wonder why, Chris.
"Hardball" my foot when it comes to the Democrats.
The hysterical charges that the Bush Administration has been "vindictive" towards its critics ("The Most Vindictive Administration In History," of course) is as trumped up as the "LIAR" charge (based on "The Sixteen Words" of the SOTU regarding yellow cake from Niger that were true), and is likewise a projection meant to deflect from the well-publicized record of the Clinton's own vindictiveness (and lies).
Bush critics have gotten away with saying things that would've--at the very least--gotten them an IRS audit if directed at the Clintons when they were in power.