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Sunday Talking Head Thread


(Great shot of an American Tree Sparrow waiting for the feeder to be refilled from Julie's Magic Light Show.  I get this look from one of the male cardinals at least once a week:  "Yo.  Where are my sunflower chips?")

Here's the Sunday Talking Head line-up (partially courtesy of the Contra Costa Times).  Guess what the primary topic is today? 

C-Span's Washington Journal: 7:45am – Ryan Lizza, New Republic, Senior Editor 9am – Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times, Middle East Correspondent & Nile Gardiner, Heritage Foundation, Director of the Thatcher Ctr. for Freedom 9:30am – Lauren Landis, State Department, Senior Representative to Sudan

• "Meet the Press" Ch. 3 or 11, 8 a.m. Guests: Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.

• "This Week" Ch. 7, 8 a.m. Guests: Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; presidential counselor Dan Bartlett; former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson; Cal Ripken Jr., former Baltimore Orioles shortstop.

• "Face the Nation" Ch. 5, 8:30 a.m. Guests: Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Arlen Specter, R-Pa.; presidential counselor Dan Bartlett.

• "CNN Late Edition" Cable, 8 a.m. Guests: Sens. Kit Bond, R-Mo., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; the Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights activist; David Ignatius: Washington Post; Michael Ware: CNN correspondent; Candy Crowley: CNN senior political correspondent; Jeff Greenfield: CNN senior analyst; Joe Johns: CNN correspondent.

• "Fox News Sunday" Ch. 2, 4 p.m. Guests: Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Joe Biden, D-Del.; Kevin Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

All those who think the subject of that inserted Senate-end-run Patriot Act provision will come up with Sen. Hatch on Meet the Press, raise your hands?  *crickets*   And yet, honestly, how could he not if he does any research — any at all — into this festering political mess?  Especially with the righteous hiding of the Hatch hands in Patriot Act Senate end-run perversion.  (Because, honestly, what are the odds that Russert will ask Hatch why so many of the folks involved in this mess worked in his office?  And how is it that one Senator has so many fingers in such a naughty perversion of the rule of law pie?)

Quite the interesting mix on the Sunday shows this morning, and all of it says:  no one is buying the Alberto Gonzales "Doh!" attempt at avoiding accountability.   Hmmm, let's see…Sen. Pat Leahy vs. Sen. Orrin Hatch on NBC.  Sen. Chuck Schumer vs. Sen. Arlen Specter on CBS.  Or Sen. Dianne Feinstein vs. Sen. Kit Bond on CNN.  This just may add up to some serious peevish teevee this morning.

So, what's catching your eye in the news or on the blogs 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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