Kudos to Chris Matthews for confronting former Long Island congressman Rick Lazio, currently running a shameless campaign for New York governor. Lazio is focusing not on the needs of the state, but on delivering demagogic messages related to the proposed Islamic center Park 51 near ground zero.
Regarding Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the leader of the center, Matthews referred to his speaking at the synagogue memorial service for Daniel Pearl, murdered by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan, as well as Rauf's stated support for Israel and identification with Judaism. Lazio responded with unsubstantiated allegations regarding the center's funding. To Lazio's contention that he just wants to "get to the bottom of this," Matthews stated, "The bottom of it is you're running for governor." Watch: