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Sunday Talking Head Thread

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UPDATETaylor will be on C-Span’s Washington Journal at 8:30 am ET.  Wanted to be sure everyone saw this. 

Here is this morning’s schedule for the Sunday Talking Head shows (via the WaPo):

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Sens. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Philip Mudd , deputy director of the FBI’s National Security Branch.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and George Allen (R-Va.) and Jimmy Rollins , Philadelphia Phillies shortstop.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.).

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and retired Gen. Anthony C. Zinni , former head of the U.S. Central Command.

LATE EDITION (CNN): Sens. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.); Mexico President Vicente Fox ; Ali Asghar Soltanieh , Iran’s representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency; and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari .

I don’t know about you guys, but for the first time in a very long time, I can honestly say that Fox Sunday may be some must see teevee. 

Also, a heads up that Taylor Marsh will be on C-Span’s Washington Journal this morning beginning at 8:30 am ET.  That’s certainly some must see television.  Taylor will be on with Rick Moran of RightWingNutHouse (I’m not making that website name up, I swear!), and it ought to be a lively show.  Taylor is a kick-ass interview, and I’m really looking forward to this one!

Jeralyn has posted the transcripts of the FISA Judge testimony that were the cause of so much kerfuffle last week between the right and left blogs.  Glenn and Anonymous Liberal weighed in here, and my take was here.  Now everyone can read the transcripts for themselves (since they were previously behind a subscription wall, so huge kudos to Jeralyn!) and see what they think.

Oh, and all those "Taliban Jill" asshats out there (including the producer idiots on the Imus Show) — you owe her an apology in a huge way.  Compassion — try it sometime. 

(This morning’s photo is a Great Blue Heron.  I found the picture on a great website — Southwest Birders.  There are some great pictures here, certainly worth a browse.  We’ve vacationed on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina several times — one of my favorite things about it is the planned birding habitats, which are fantastic for a hike with your binoculers.  The whole region is a fantastic one for birding, and the Sea Pines Preserve on Hilton Head, especially, has a nesting area for great blue herons (and a few hungry gators) that we really enjoyed. 

I thought this photo, in particular, gave off that feel of "heron zen" that I love from watching them — they are so patient, and quiet, in their soft wading through the water until their long, snake-like neck darts out and down to snag a fish.  They are beautiful birds — it’s a gorgeous picture, but it does not do the irridescent feathers justice.  I hope you all enjoy this picture as much as I did.  It really pulls me back into vacation mode, which is lovely for a dreary, gray Sunday morning here.  If you can get down there in the winter, the climate is still fairly temperate — in the 60s or 70s or so during the day most days, and the birds which have migrated South to winter over are just gorgeous — especially as you close in on Springtime.)

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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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