MSNBC reporter Chris Matthews today hammered the Democratic Party, claiming it was circulating a document that emphasizes the fact Samuel Alito, President Bush's latest Supreme Court nominee, failed as a prosecutor to win a case against Italian mafia figures, suggesting the issue was highlighted because Alito is an Italian-American.First, Mr. Matthews, thank you for finally shedding your partisanship long enough to finally shine a light on this den of cockroaches. Has Howard Dean been watching too many episodes of the Sopranos? Or could it be that the "Party of Diversity" has room for only Liberal Diversity? With the dems treatment of Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice, Miguel Estrada and other minority republicans, one can sadly come to no other conclusion. They are not above playing not only the "race card", but playing the racist as well. The Democrats have time and time again demonstrated that they have no problem practicing what they purportedly deplore. This time is no exception.
"I'm sitting here holding in my hands a pretty disgusting document," Matthews told viewers of "MSNBC Live." "This is put out not for attribution, but it comes from the Democrats. They're circulating it; I can say that."
In what he describes as a Democrat "complaint sheet," Matthews says, "The first thing they nail about this Italian American is he failed to win a mob conviction in a trial … way back in '88.
"In other words, they nail him on not putting some Italian mobsters in jail from the [Lucchese] family. Why would they bring up this ethnically charged issue as the first item they raise against Judge Alito?"