If it’s Sunday, it’s Talking Heads.  And look who is on Meet the Press this morning…

NBC, Meet the PressGen. Barry McCaffrey, (Ret.), U.S. Army & NBC Military Analyst, on the war & Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s death. Then a roundtable with the Daily Kos’s Markos Moulitsas, Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter, the Cook Report’s Amy Walter & National Review’s Byron York.

ABC, This Week:  Amb. L. Paul Bremer, Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY), Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), Fareed Zakaria, Donna Brazile, George Will, Grover Norquist.

CBS, Face the Nation:  General George Casey, the Commanding General of the Multi-National Force in Iraq. Then we’ll turn to Thomas Friedman of the New York Times.

FOX News Sunday:  Gen. George Casey, commanding general, Multi-National Force; Newt Gingrich, fomer House speaker; Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., and Dan Senor, former CPA spokesman.

CNN, Late Edition:  Dr. Mowaffak al-Rubaie: Iraqi national security adviser; Sen. Jack Reed: D-Rhode Island, Armed Services Committee member; Sen. Arlen Specter: R-Pennsylvania, Judiciary Committee chairman; Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt: Deputy director, U.S. Central Command; Queen Rania of Jordan; Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Danish prime minister

Gee, which one should I watch.  Norquist?  Nah.  Gingrich?  Nope.  Friedman?  I don’t think so.  Anders Fogh Rasmussen?  Umm…no.  Markos?  Yepper!

The YearlyKos Conference has been great.  Putting faces to names is wonderful, but feeling the great sense of community that we have…priceless.  And that includes all of you at home, who couldn’t make it this year to Vegas, but were with us in spirit anyway.

I’ve been invited to do a panel at the upcoming Take Back America Conference in Washington, D.C. — and will be there on Monday and Tuesday this coming week.  The speakers’ line-up is amazing, so it should be some interesting blogging from there as well.  (But honestly, I’m looking forward to getting back home and back to my normal routine.)

Hope everyone travelling home from YearlyKos has a safe journey — and that everyone else has a great day.  And let me just say for the record that all the volunteers who put this conference together did an amazing job — kudos to everyone for their hard work.  (And a personal thank you to Siun, Gina, Nolan and everyone else who helped out in the media room or with our breakfast planning or anything else we needed.  Much appreciated!)


Three goldfinches, what looks like a sparrow of some sort (because it doesn’t look like the markings of a more drab female goldfinch with its mottled breast plumage…) and a male cardinal enjoy some black oil sunflower seeds from a Duncraft feeder.  (Didn’t want to disappoint the bird bloggers this morning either…)

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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