Chris Matthews is from my township, and sent his kids to the neighboring elite prep school where boys I used to fuck attended. I think his brother's kids actually go to the high school I graduated from. Anyway, one time my Dad was at a work conference in Aspen for leaders and thinkers or some shit like that. Chris was there, and my dad, always the Hardball/Atlantic Monthly/New Republic fan, took the chance to strike up a conversation with him. When my Dad revealed that he was the (then) principal of Springfield Township High School, Chris Matthews, whose father graduated from STHS, broke out into the Alma Mater song, which began something like "Here now today/we pause to pray" which in retrospect is filled with religious imagery and just generally makes me uncomfortable.
My Dad said he was nice enough, but then again they didn't really get into any discussions about Hillary Clinton that would allow Matthews to allude to the fact that his Catholic upbringing naturally made him sexist and so he thinks that she's maybe kind of a bulldyke.