K.J. Lopez over at The Corner notes a piece of a conversation Don Imus had with Chris Matthews this morning about how similar is the timbre of Harry Reid's voice to that of his predecessor, Tom Daschle. It's a curious thing to notice, but listen to Loudmouth:
But these guys are not Lyndon Johnson, Sam Rayburn, or Tip O'Neill. Tip O'Neill hated whispers, couldn't stand them. I worked with him for six years, he couldn't stand people that came around with their soft little precious voices. He wanted you to thunder out what you believed and what you cared about, and that kind of democrat whether it's Hubert Humphrey, or it's Jack Kennedy or Johnson or Tip, where are they? I mean you knew where they stood because they told you.Right. Who would've guessed that Chris Matthews would come out in favor of roaring and spluttering one's opinions?