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(guest blog by Taylor Marsh)

I’ve talked about it so long it’s getting ridiculous. But again, count the number of women invited on the Sunday political shows today. You’ll only need a couple of fingers. Somebody really should do something about it one of the these days, especially since women producers are in charge of a couple of the shows. It’s long past time women had a seat at the Sunday morning table. Via AP, the Sunday lineup:

"Meet the Press: Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.; Tony Blankley, David Broder, Ron Brownstein & Dee Dee Myers.

This Week: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger; Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.; actress Gloria Reuben.

Face the Nation: Retired Maj. Gen. John Batiste; John Podesta, former chief of staff to President Clinton; Pat Buchanan, former communications director for President Reagan.

CNN Late Edition: Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Carl Levin, D-Mich.; Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.

Fox News Sunday: Reps. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, and Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich.; Leon Panetta, former chief of staff to President Clinton; Ken Duberstein, former chief of staff to President Reagan; Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas.

As for the picture, why did I pick the peacock today?  We have two peacocks and a peahen, among many other birds, with whom we are privileged to share territory. The adult male looks just like this picture. The peahen had two chicks, one the other male we still have, but the albino chick only lived three months, I’m sad to say. This time of year, the peacocks are very noisy. It’s mating season. Doesn’t matter to us, their loud kaw is music to our ears. I’ve taken quite a few pictures, but they just didn’t do the birds justice, so I found this one and thought I’d share it. We’re amateur bird watchers and feed quite a few different varieties of birds, which expand every year. Hummingbirds remain a wonderful mystery to me. We have hawks that visit for food. I even had the awesome pleasure of seeing a gorgeous golden eagle land on the roof of our next door neighbor just last year. What a sight. One thing the peacocks love, especially the older male, Blue, is when I turn on the stereo and play jazz, which I do often. Blue will sit and listen for hours. The first time I realized he had started visiting more often just to listen to the music it really made me smile. Peacocks love jazz. What’s not to love?

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Taylor Marsh

Taylor Marsh

Taylor is a political commentator and radio personality who has been interviewed by C-SPAN's Washington Journal and all across TV and right-wing radio. She's been on the web for 10 years, going to blogging in late 2005. Taylor is affiliated with The Patriot Project, writes for Huffington Post, as well as Alternet. Her radio show debuted in 2002, which she now brings to her blog Mon-Thur, 6:00 p.m. Eastern or 3:00 p.m. Pacific. One of her passions is painting and creating political art. The graphic at the top of her blog is taken from the expressionist flag art that hangs in her home. She was born in Missouri, and has lived in New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas and some points in between.