Okay, unexpected

Chris Mathews, he of the famously tingling leg, is beginning to dabble in birtherism:

On Monday night’s edition of “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews talked about putting the birth certificate controversy surrounding President Obama to rest. “Why has the president himself not demanded they put out the original documents?” Matthews wonders. “If it exists, why not put it out?” Chris Matthews asks.

Occam’s Razor suggests that his reason for not putting it out is somehow related to his qualification for the office he presently holds. I note with some amusement that the ludicrous notion Obama is cunningly holding it back to “embarrass his critics” appears to have finally faded away.