Matthews to Shout for 4 More Years

At least one familiar face can cover Sarah Palin’s prospective 2012 Presidential bid. Bidding an adieu to a Pennsylvania Senate seat, MSNBC mainstay Chris Matthews has renewed his contract at the network for another four years. There were whispers that the network wanted to trim the Hardball host’s salary from its reported $5 million per year, but all parties declined to comment on money matters. Matthews appears thrilled to stay, saying, “I love what I do…It’s transparent. You can see it in my face,” and, “That microphone is more potent than any legislative position.”