We sometimes find the Obama campaign to be maddeningly perfect. So Texas attorney Kirk Watson wins our Lawyer of the Day prize, for managing to humanize — through his screw-up, on national television — this picture-perfect, messianic movement.
A good summary, from a tipster:
Last night, at around 11 p.m., Chris Matthews really humiliated Texas state senator Kirk Watson. Watson was unable to name any of Obama’s legislative accomplishments, even though Watson has endorsed Obama. The video is awkwardly amusing and available over at Wonkette.
The legal link? Turns out, Watson graduated first in his class from Baylor Law School.
Another source from the Lone Star State adds: “Watson is very ambitious — much like Queen Hillary. He’s a partner with K&L Gates in Austin, although no one knows if he does any real legal work.”
Here’s one well-edited version of the video (see below; for a more complete clip, go here). Kirk Watson tries to dodge the question, but Chris Matthews, like a tough appellate judge grilling a hapless advocate, won’t let go:
Chris Matthews Angrily Harasses Obama Supporter To Death [Wonkette]
Video: Another Obama supporter can’t name anything Obama has actually done [Hot Air]
Chris Matthews Interviews Sen. Kirk Watson [YouTube]
Kirk Watson [official website]
Kirk P. Watson bio [K&L Gates]