On today’s “Morning Joe,” Mika Brzezinski asked John Harwood about the recent Matthews controversy:
MIKA: with chris matthews as the host and the recent controversy about his comments about criminality in the bush administration, do you think this will be awkward? will anyone take him to task for that?
JOHN: i think that’s a question, you know? you could see a republican decide to take a shot at chris and try to appeal to republicans in that way. but, you know, they have got to calculate what’s the benefit of doing that and, you know, do i look bad if i do that? but that’s one of the dynamics in the backdrop here. i haven’t heard a lot of talk from republicans. you know, there was some editorial traffic over the weekend, some blog traffic about that issue. i haven’t heard a lot of it up here in dearborn, actually.