Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

From this weekend’s Chris Matthews Show:

    HOWARD FINEMAN, NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE:

    “Look for the Spanish-language television networks to sponsor debates — in Spanish — in this presidential election season. And the two people who benefit from that are Bill Richardson, who we were discussing, and Chris Dodd, who was a Peace Corps worker… Dodd, I’m told by Spanish speakers, speaks Spanish better than Richardson does.”

    KATTY KAY, BBC:

    “Chris, there’s a new study from Harvard which suggests that the costs of treating veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars could, for the course of their lifetimes, could run as high as 700 billion dollars. If you think that the current Department of Defense health budget is 38 billion dollars, there’s a lot of money missing.”

    KATHLEEN PARKER, WASHINGTON POST WRITERS GROUP:

    “The Republicans may have a harder time than we thought taking back the House. I hear that in the next six months, as many as ten members of the House are going to announce they’re not going to run for reelection — Republicans.”

    JOHN HEILEMANN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE:

    “Mitt Romney’s campaign — the other big top-tier Republican — is going nowhere fast. His poll numbers are going down. His net negatives as people find out about him are going up. If that doesn’t change in the next 60 days, look for a big shake-up in the Romney campaign.”