Chris Matthews speculates on why Hillary was not given a more prominent speaking slot at the convention, and comes up with an ingenious theory: Concern for animal welfare.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Men—and I‘ve known this—I‘ve been trying to stop—tend to shout when they‘re on television or at public events. And they get away with it. . . "The McLaughlin Group" is like that. The men yell. When Eleanor yells, it sounds high-pitched. Is that just a problem for Hillary, because I‘ve seen so many women in politics, like Barbara Boxer, who in person have moderated, wonderful tones. They‘re very charming in their presentation.Hardball with Chris Matthews for July 14 [MSNBC]
MOLLY IVINS: Right.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: They get behind a microphone and they start to yell. It doesn‘t work.
MOLLY IVINS: Well, not all of us have those high, shrill voices, Chris.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Well, you‘re giving me the, what, Raymond Burr now? You know what I‘m talking about.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Hillary Clinton can squeal right so the dogs are going crazy, OK? Right?