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Sunday Talking Head Thread


Here’s the line-up for the Sunday Talking Head shows (via the WaPo):

ABC’s "This Week":  Sen. John Warner, R-Va.; Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.; singer Tony Orlando.

CBS’ "Face the Nation":  Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

NBC’s "Meet the Press":  Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.; Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.

CNN’s "Late Edition":  Barham Salih, Iraqi deputy prime minister; Prince Hassan of Jordan; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert. "

Fox News Sunday":  Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bill Frist, R-Tenn.; Staff Sgt. Alfred Lanier, head honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Quite an eclectic line-up, but some good bookings for Memorial Day in there, I suppose.  Out of all of them, This Week looks like the most interesting line-up to me — two old hawks who have spent their lives working for military policy in the Senate and the House. 

Sen. Warner has been fairly blunt in some of his criticism of Rumsfeld’s policies and its impact on the military — and Rep. Murtha has been even more so.  Will be interesting to see which Sen. Warner shows up for this discussion:  the loyal party man or the military advocate.  Although I know some kool-aidy folks think that is one and the same, that’s decidedly not what I’ve been hearing from folks who are unhappy with this Administration’s policies which, I am told, have been stretching things dangerously thin.  And, who doesn’t like that "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" song?  (Man, I need more coffee…and wasn’t that Yellow Ribbon song originally about "coming home from prison" anyway?)

Oh, and for the second week in a row, Timmeh has only Republican guests.  What is he trying to say?

Today’s lovely picture is of snowy owls — and it comes from reader OregonDave.  This is a family of owls — and I’m told that they were actually a family of seven, but OregonDave was only able to get five in this photo at once.  (Now those are some exhausted owl parents, aren’t they?)  The photo was taken on the beach at Ocean Shores in Washington state.  Huge thanks to OregonDave for sending it!

I found a great National Geographic excerpt on snowy owls that I thought everyone would enjoy this morning.  Beautiful birds!

It’s a gorgeous day here.  Am hoping to get some yard work done — have some more flowers to get planted, along with the remainder of my vegetable plants.  And I need to re-buy a hanging basket for my front porch — that’s right, re-buy, because some jackass stole my beautiful hanging basket of purple wave petunias.  Jerk.

But, you know, I’m not angry or bitter or anything.  Although if I catch the creep, I’m going to…well, I’m not putting in print what I want to do.  *g*

Anyway, I’ve got weeding to do and some more plants to get in the ground and more mulch to spread out to keep the weeds at bay.  Looks like a busy day when I’m not writing, but it’s a gorgeous day for it.  Hope everyone else has some sunny weather and a lot of good plans for this Sunday morning.

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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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