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Sunday Talking Head Thread


Here’s the Sunday Talking Head Show line-up.  Read it and weep:

ABC’s "This Week":  Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; Sens. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and John McCain, R-Ariz.; Cuban-American singer Jon Secada.

CBS’ "Face the Nation":  Chertoff; Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.; Connecticut Democratic Senate nominee Ned Lamont.

NBC’s "Meet the Press":   Chertoff; Sept. 11 Commission chairman Thomas Kean and vice chairman Lee Hamilton; Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean and Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman.

CNN’s "Late Edition":  Chertoff; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.; retired Army Gen. George Joulwan; Vali Nasr, professor at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School; Lebanese special envoy Nouhad Mahmoud; former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

"Fox News Sunday":  Chertoff; Lamont; Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich.

Gee, does it seem like today’s topic will be terrorist threats and how to politicize them, or is it just me?  I’ll be shocked if Russert asks Ken Mehlman about the AFP article from earlier in the week and the "This will play well this close to 9/11" sentiment expressed therein by a White House staffer — but I’d sure love to see someone bring it up.

Today’s photo is of a Baltimore Oriole.  They are such gorgeous birds, but I never seem to get any on my feeders.  Perhaps I’m feeding the wrong food to attract them, or maybe our house is just in a bad location for orioles.

Either way, I thought this photo was gorgeous and I hope everyone enjoys it. 

We’re having our house painted at the moment, and the birds are none too pleased with the disruption near their feeders.  I’ve been getting some serious feedback from the cardinals and chickadees, and the chipmunk who has all but moved in was seriously p.o.’d today when his cheek stuffing got interrupted by the movement of ladders.  Personally, I think I may be spoiling all the critters a bit too much — so maybe this is a good thing for all of us.

My flowers are hanging in there, even with the heat wave we had the last few weeks, but we sure could use some rain.  The good news is that I have a volunteer cucumber plant that came up in last year’s patch, and we’ve got several little cucumbers that have set on nicely.  Woo hoo!  Tzatziki, here I come.  How are things growing and thriving at your house?  Any new projects?  Do tell…

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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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