Matthews laughed as he told partygoers that his next writing might not be so political in nature. Referring to his wife, Kathleen, a former TV anchor in Washington, as “the queen,” he joked, “The next book might be about the queen. I’m not sure.”
Among those spotted at the packed book party: Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.); Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Steve Israel (D-N.Y.); MSNBC President Phil Griffin; former Republican National Committee Chairman and MSNBC analyst Michael Steele; newly engaged MSNBC host Alex Wagner with fiancé and White House chef Sam Kass; several members of O’Neill’s family, including daughters Susan and Rosemary O’Neill; MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell with husband Alan Greenspan; Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier; and WJLA anchor Gordon Peterson.
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