Like so many others this weekend, Kathleen and Chris Matthews spent some time walking around Georgetown. I ran into them Saturday at the Brooks Brothers store, where we had a nice catch up. Chris, as you might expect, was very entertaining as he talked about nutty Donald Trump and his failing debate. How long before he decides to call it off? I asked. "About two hours," the political expert said. Kathleen added, "you should have Chris do another Q&A." There's no question he's an audience pleaser, but I said, "it's exhausting. We spend so much time fighting each other for the wheel." They both laughed, Kathleen knowingly. Chris has appeared on the show four times and, I would gladly have him back anytime. He's my favorite sparring partner.
Kathleen, who runs communications for Marriott Corp., talked enthusiastically about the new hotel going up in Austin. Since I'm mad for Austin, that's good news. She also recalled a Christmas story she did for WJLA, when she was anchor there, about a group of young people who were basically squatting in the ruins of the old Georgetown factory incinerator smokestack on South Street. Now it is part of the Marriott family as the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown.
We talked for about 20 minutes, as various customers stopped by to meet Chris, make a comment about "Hardball" or his new book, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero."