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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

A preview of journo predictions on this weekend’s “The Chris Matthews Show”:

    DAVID GREGORY, NBC NEWS:
    “I have a moment from the state dinner this week with the Queen where there was some discussion about whether the Queen’s diamond-studded tiara was in fact real. I got a close look, and as I pointed out, what’s the point of being the Queen if you can’t travel with the real thing?

    RICHARD STENGEL, MANAGING EDITOR, TIME MAGAZINE:
    “We’ve been talking about Republicans looking for someone to fall in love with, and of course Senator Fred Thompson is hoping they’ll fall in love with him. He gave a speech after the Republican debate when he was going to be saying, ‘I’m the guy now.’ It got terrible reviews. And then what happened afterwards? His staff blamed it on the candidate for rewriting the speech the staff gave him. Curious messaging for a Republican candidate.”

    KATTY KAY, BBC:
    “The overlooked part of the vice president’s trip to the Middle East was when he actually went on from Iraq to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — Sunni allies of America’s — to try to persuade them to stop helping the insurgents in Iraq. It’s not cutting any ice. They fear rising Shia Iran so much that they’re going to carry on funding those Sunni insurgents.”

    CYNTHIA TUCKER, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION:
    “Look for a revolt from active-duty generals if September rolls around and the president is sticking with the surge into ’08. We’ve already heard from retired generals. But my Atlanta Journal-Constitution colleague Jay Bookman has lots of sources among currently serving military officers who don’t want to fall by the wayside like the generals in Vietnam did, kept pushing a war that they knew was lost.”

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