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Sunday Talking Head Thread


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Here's the Sunday Talking Head line-up.  Read it and weep.

C-Span's Washington Journal:   7:45am – John Mueller, Author, “Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them”; 8:45am – Robert Burns, Associated Press, Pentagon Correspondent; 9:30am – Gary Hufbauer, Petersen Inst. Of Int’l Economics, Senior Fellow.

Meet the Press (NBC): Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, David Brooks and Tom Friedman of the NYTimes.

This Week (ABC): Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; retired Army Gen. Jack Keane; Rep.-elect Joe Sestak, D-Pa.; actor and activist Isaiah Washington on his work for the eradication of malaria in Africa; and ABC's George Will, EJ Dionne of the Washington Post, Richard Stengel of Time Magazine and Torie Clarke.

Face the Nation (CBS): Former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

CNN Late Edition: Iraqi Vice President Tariq Hashimi; Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Shibley Telhami, Brookings Institution; retired Army Gen. Daniel Christman; Vali Nasr, Council on Foreign Relations; John Podesta, Center for American Progress; Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.; FedEx Corp. CEO Frederick Smith; retired Marine Corps Commandant Gen. P.X. Kelley, co-chairmen of the Energy Security Leadership Council; Morrill Worcester, president of Worcester Wreath.

What can I say about the bulk of the above schedule…other than this:

Newt Gingrich: Republican Make-Over Spokesperson

Can't.  Stop.  Laughing. 

I am looking forward to Rep.-elect Joe Sestak on This Week — it was fun just typing that, frankly, and I'm looking forward to seeing many more of our Blue America folks in the Sundays to come.  Here's to better Sunday viewing through election victories!

Please update below on what your find to be newsworthy, or not so newsworthy, as the case may be.

This morning's photo is of an Emperor Penguin in Antarctica.  I love this shot of the penguin preening there, all by itself, in the snow.  And I had to wonder, how on earth did Reuters find that shot — was it one of the scientists stationed down there who uploaded the photo to Flickr or something for family and friends to see and it got picked up?  Or do they have a science photographer who is stationed in Antarctica whose expenses are paid for through a contract with Reuters?  Or what?

Because someone stalking the frozen wilderness of Antarctica for a photographic safari sounds both very cold…and very cool.  Any guesses?

Smith family cookie count:  8 dozen cut-out sugar cookies (trees, stars and snowmen), minus a few samples; 2 dozen shortbread bars, one end dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with peppermint pieces; 9 dozen oatmeal raisin cookies…and counting.  One exhausted momma.  One frosting-and-sprinkles-covered, but very happy, Peanut.  Onward with more baking today.

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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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