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Sunday Talking Head Thread

housefinches.jpgHere’s the Sunday Talking Head line-up.  Read it and see what you think:

C-Span’s Washington Journal:  7:45am – Ari Berman, The Nation, Contributing Writer; 8:30am – Newspaper Articles & Viewer Calls; 9am – Victor Cha, National Security Council, Fmr. Director for Asian Affairs (2004-07); 9:30am – Robert Reid, Associated Press, Acting Baghdad Bureau Chief.

Meet the Press (NBC):  Gen. James Jones (Ret.), Chmn. of the Iraqi Security Forces Independent Assessment Commission & Charles Ramsey on their new report detailing the readiness of Iraqi Security Forces.  Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) returns from Iraq to share his views. Plus, a political roundtable with David Brody & John Harwood.  [CHS notes:  I don’t even need to say it, do I?  Jeebus…]

This Week (ABC):  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA); Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and George Will; and Alan Alda.

Face the Nation (CBS):  Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Gen. Brent Scowcroft (Ret.), former National Security Advisor.

CNN’s Late Edition:  Gen. George Joulwan, U.S. Army (Ret.); Fmr. NATO Supreme Commander; Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Iraqi National Security Adviser; Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania; Ranking Member, Judiciary Cmte.; Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California; Foreign Relations Cmte.; Mike Huckabee, Republican Presidential Candidate; Fmr. Arkansas Gov.; Frances Townsend, White House Homeland Security Adviser; Ed Henry, CNN White House Correspondent; Jessica Yellin, CNN Congressional Correspondent; Lisa Goddard, CNN Radio Congressional Correspondent.

Fox News Sunday:  Fran Townsend.

Is it me, or is little Franny Townsend putting her face out publicly a helluva lot more than usual today?  Anyone sensing a PR initiative that may have more to do with an AG nomination sneak-in than it does a reassuring face on Homeland Security?  (What?!?  Chertoff doesn’t scream “reassuring” to you, either?)

Today’s project:  refilling the birdfeeders before there is an enormous, squawking mutiny.  I think the cardinal family is looking angry this morning.  Today’s photo of some chattering house finches seemed awfully appropriate for the talking head line-up today.  Thanks to Julie’s Magic Light Show for the great pix.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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