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Sunday Talking Head Thread

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Here's the Sunday Talking Head line-up.  Read it and…well, just read it and you'll know what to do:

C-Span's Washington Journal:  7:30am – John Mercurio, Hotline, Senior Editor & Mary Plotkin, WTOP Radio – Washington, DC, Political Analyst; 8:45am – Evan Tracey, Campaign Media Analysis Group, CEO; 9:15am – Penny Lee, Democratic Governors Association, Executive Director & Philip Musser, Republican Governors Association, Executive Director. 

Meet the Press (NBC):  National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair, Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC); Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair, Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL);  and National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY) will debate and discuss Decision 2006.

This Week (ABC):  Vice President Dick Cheney; former Gov. Howard Dean, Chair of the DNC; Donna Brazile; Mark Halperin; and George Will.

Face the Nation (CBS):  Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN); Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE); and Stuart Rothenberg.

Fox News Sunday:  House Majority Leader John Boehner; Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democratic Senate candidate, and Michael Steele, Maryland Republican Senate candidate, plus comedian Mark Russell.

Late Edition (CNN):  Rep. Peter Hoekstra: Select Intelligence Committee Chairman, R-Michigan; Rep. Maxine Waters: D-California; Sen. Lindsey Graham: Armed Services Committee member, R-South Carolina; Sen. Barbara Boxer: Foreign Relations Committee, D-California; Barham Salih: Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister; Max Cleland: Former U.S. Senator; Vietnam War veteran; Lou Dobbs: CNN anchor for "Lou Dobbs Tonight"; Amy Walter: Senior editor, The Cook Political Report; CNN political analyst; Joe Klein: Time Magazine; Rep. Barney Frank: D-Massachusetts; Candy Crowley: CNN senior political correspondent; John King: CNN chief national correspondent; Dana Bash: CNN congressional correspondent; Bob Franken: CNN national correspondent.

It is week two of the big creepy photo of Chris Wallace front and center on the FNS website.  Be forewarned if you click the link above.

C-Span has some great analysis in the line-up this morning, including thoughts on the governor's races that are far too often overlooked in the discussion — this is where the meat and potatoes work gets done, and Democrats are poised to do very well indeed.  Should be fun. 

Meet the Press ought to be renamed "Our Big Egos" this morning.  Ditto for Face the Nation, with the exception of Stu Rothenberg's analysis, which should be interesting. 

ABC's This Week has already gotten some interesting leaks from the Cheney interview, including the following quote from Cheney:

"It may not be popular with the public. It doesn't matter in the sense that we have to continue what we think is right. That's exactly what we're doing. We're not running for office."

Shorter Dead-Eye: "Screw the public, we'll do exactly as we please." Tuesday cannot come soon enough for me. If there were ever an argument for going flat out on GOTV efforts, this is it. It's the United States, Dick, you don't get to rule by fiat.  Haven't heard anything about the Dean portion, since he'll no doubt do his interview live.  But that ought to be a fascinating moment of follow-up, don't you think?

And CNN has a very interesting line-up.  With Hoekstra in the mix, you can bet there will be some CYA tapdancing around the nuke-u-lar moh-rons mess, and a lot of talk about the Saddam Hussein verdict.  Well, here's a thought:  Saddam has been in custody for months, and on trial, and the violence has only gotten worse in Iraq, hasn't it?  Oh, and by the way, where's Osama? 

The lovely photo at the top of today's post comes to us from reader T-, who also sent along a couple of additional shots.  See if you can figure out why the hummingbirds are doing (which all look like ruby-throats to me, btw…anyone else have a different ID on them?).

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Have you guessed yet?  How about after seeing this one:

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For those that are still guessing, here's the description that T- sent along with the photos:

Hand Feeding Hummingbirds:

This is something I have never seen before, or ever even heard of. This lady lives in a Hummingbird fly zone. As they migrated, about 20 of them were in her yard. Just for a lark, she took the little red dish and filled it with sugar water and this is the result.

Amazing shots, aren't they? Just gorgeous, like little, live jewels sitting on her hands. I thought something this lovely would be a great way to start this Sunday prior to the election. Hope you all enjoyed them as much as I did — and a huge thank you to reader T- for sending these so we could share them this morning. Thanks much!

For those who have been asking, here is the information that I have from CNN on the election night coverage/blogger event that they are doing, and which TRex and I will be attending (yay, I got to bring a guest along!):

America Votes 2006 Election Night Blog Party

On Election Night, Tuesday, November 7th, CNN is hosting prominent bloggers from across the country – and across the ideological spectrum – to Washington, D.C. to watch returns, blog alongside one another, and share political insights during its live election coverage. Parts of the event will be streamed live on CNN Pipeline and from time to time broadcasted live on CNN's televised Election Night coverage starting at 7 PM E.T. Blogging begins at 4 PM and may continue into the early morning hours. CNN's Internet reporters Abbi Tatton and Jacki Schechner will be joined by bloggers from Captain's Quarters, Huffington Post, Crooks and Liars, Ankle Biting Pundits, Think Progress, National Review Online, Firedoglake, AmericaBlog, Redstate, La Shawn Barber's Corner, MyDD, Townhall and many more for this first-of-its-kind event.

Should be fun — I'll get to meet John Amato and TRex in person for the first time, and I'm looking forward to that quite a bit.  Beyond that, I'll be blogging from the event, and commenting, and trying to keep up with all the news as we get it. I'm just wondering if they will have any popcorn…

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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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