Below is a transcript of relevant portions of the Sunday, May 30, syndicated Chris Matthews Show:
JOE KLEIN, TIME MAGAZINE: This is more Bush’s second Katrina than Obama’s first.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: I agree, if you go to the management issue.
KLEIN: Yes, because it was the Bush regulations, it was Dick Cheney’s deregulation, and lording over the Minerals Management-
KLEIN: He is incredibly lucky in his opposition. I mean, you know, the oil spill is a great example. The Republicans look worse on that than the Democrats do. I think that, because there are no really coherent Republican leaders now, he’ll come back.
MATTHEWS: Just like in Illinois when he ran for the Senate, terrible opponents.