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Sunday Talking Head Thread


(Today's photo of a male eastern bluebird comes from reader Gordon.  What a lovely fellow this is, isn't he?  Must be getting close to spring…)

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

ABC's "This Week" _ Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Trent Lott, R-Miss.; Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

CBS' "Face the Nation" _ Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.

NBC's "Meet the Press" _ Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

CNN's "Late Edition" _ U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad; Sens. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.; Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.

"Fox News Sunday" _ Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Reps. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., and Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.

What a reason to crawl back into bed again and pull up the covers, eh? 

Although, in all honesty, the best action is going to be in the Green Room at Meet the Press.  Why they don't have a Green Room Cam going, I have no idea, because I would love to hear Jack Murtha and Lindsey Graham talking honestly about the mess that our military is in at the moment — and about what that means for our national security.  And about the abysmal treatment our vets have been getting at Walter Reed and elsewhere.  Imagine, if you will:

"Live, this morning, Rep. Jack Murtha and Sen. Lindsey Graham, candid and honest with each other about what a failure George Bush's policies have been — but only on hidden camera, because Graham can't be truly forthright without giving up his Republican shill card at the door, now can he."

Now that is some television that would be worth watching, isn't it?  Although, to be fair to Graham, I suspect that he's fairly disgusted by the Walter Reed mess as well — would that blame would be placed on the shoulders of the person who has been commander in chief these last six years, the man who is ultimately responsible for this and for his failure of a Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, who couldn't have cared less about checking up on the treatment of America's wounded.  But that's probably asking a bit much of Huckleberry to go beyond scapegoating the Army brass, isn't it?  Guess we'll see…

And I see they have Treasury Secretary Paulson on This Week.  Any guesses how many times he'll say "This is not the precursor to a recession, George.  It's just a blip.  The American economy is strong."  Just once, I'd like to hear someone in the Bush Administration follow that up with "Why, all of my friends at the Club just got new McYachts.  Where did you possibly hear that people are having difficulty making ends meet?  I don't see that at all."

Yep, just another morning with a lot of folks who live in the Beltway Bubble.  How is your Sunday going?

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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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