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Sunday Talking Head Thread


(This morning's photo of an Eastern Meadowlark in the snow comes from reader Gordon, who took this near his home.  Like Gordon, I've never seen one in the snow, either.  Love their song, though.)

Here's the Sunday Talking Head line-up.  Nothing to say except there isn't enough coffee in the whole world to make me sit through CNN today.

ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.; breast cancer specialist Dr. Eric Winer; breast-cancer survivors.

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; former U.S. Attorney H.E. "Bud" Cummins.

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Former U.S. attorneys David Iglesias and John McKay; Sens. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Arlen Specter, R-Pa.

CNN's "Late Edition" — Samir Sumaidaie, Iraqi ambassador to U.S.; John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N.; Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Lanny Davis, former Clinton special counsel; Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist; Ed Gillespie, former RNC chairman.

"Fox News Sunday" — Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Trent Lott, R-Miss.

Looks like quite a bit of discussion on the US Attorney firings and the politicization of the Department of Justice.  Lots of the usual suspects on the various shows to discuss that topic – but look for some fireworks from Iglesias and McKay on Meet the Press, and from Sens. Pat Leahy and Lindsey Graham on Face the Nation. 

Although I would love to see Orrin Hatch have to answer several questions about the number of his minions who have their hands in this festering Turdblossom Special from Rove's shop.  Much more to come from me on this issue later in the day.

John and Elizabeth Edwards will be appearing on 60 Minutes this evening.  Bet Rush will be watching something else.  (If you missed his obnoxious ranting about the Edwards family, Taylor has a clip from the show.  What a self-serving, bloviating moron.  She's also got a clip of Fox News reporter Carl Cameron making an ass of himself, and some great on the scenes reporting from the SEIU forum.  Good stuff — thanks, Taylor!)

Finally, Zbigniew Brzezinski calls the Bush Administration's "war on terror" policies out for what they are:  blantant fear-mongering in search of an election cycle.  Do take the time to go and read his op-ed — it is worth lots of conversation over the next few days and weeks.

So, how is everyone this morning? 

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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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