08/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chris Matthews: "I'm Getting One Of Those Thrills" About Sotomayor (VIDEO)

Chris Matthews feels similarly about Sonia Sotomayor during her confirmation hearings as he did about Barack Obama during his Presidential campaign. Specifically, the thrill is back.

"Well, I'm getting one of those thrills I get about America," Matthews said Monday on MSNBC during coverage of Sotomayor's confirmation hearings. "I'm sorry, I shouldn't say this, and I'm getting it again. When she talked about sitting at that table and not being a genius like Barack Obama, not being one of those people that can walk into a college scholarship, who had to sweat for it..."

Matthews was responsible for one of the more quotable lines from 2008 election coverage when, following Obama's speech following the Potomac Primary in February, the MSNBC anchor announced, "I felt this thrill going up my leg."


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