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Zell Miller illuminates his feud with Chris Matthews

Zell Miller illuminates his feud with Chris Matthews

Zell Miller illuminates his feud with Chris Matthews

Zell Miller illuminates his feud with Chris Matthews
By Albert Eisele and Jeff Dufour

Former Sen. Zell Miller (D-Ga.) had a beef with “Hardball” host Chris Matthews before he ever appeared on the show immediately after his fiery speech at the Republican National Convention last year.

The famously disloyal Democrat reveals in his new book, A Deficit of Decency, that before telling Matthews he wished he could challenge him to a duel, he had long “detested” Matthews’s “know-it-all attitude and his bullying way of interviewing.” And earlier that evening, Matthews’s fellow MSNBC pundit Ron Reagan called Miller “kind of weird,” while Matthews himself had referred to Miller as an “old-time seggy,” meaning segregationist — a characterization Miller vehemently disputes.

Miller’s book grew out of a now-noteworthy speech he delivered in the Senate in February 2004 castigating American culture and politics, and ultimately leading to his keynoting the GOP convention. He remembers being asked to meet then-RNC head Marc Racicot and then-Bush-Cheney campaign chief Ken Mehlman to discuss whether he should give the speech, but, “because this Democrat had never been to the RNC headquarters before, I ended up going in the wrong building.”

If that speech was successful, it was a failure in one regard: Miller says he attempts to be “conversational” in television speeches, as if he’s talking to his granddaughter. “But I’ve never been able to do it,” he writes. “So Marine recruit Miller marched out onto that stage, stood at attention, and delivered for the drill instructor in my head who bellows, ‘Speak up, private, I can’t hear you.’”

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By Dr. Abu Ayub Hamid ( on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 1:05 pm: Edit Post

PC volunteers Lauren, Abbey, Sarah, Seath and Rose were here in Comilla Bangladesh. My family had the oppertunity to met them though for short time. I would like to inform them we are trying to meet the terrorist threats for which they had to leave this country. I hope their experience in here will help them to work more effectively in future for human cause. I feel proud that my family got the chance to be a host family for them. My children also remembers them.

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