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Sunday Talking Head Thread

Here's the Sunday Talking Head line-up.  I'm not even sure what to say about this: (in part, via the Canton Repository)

C-Span's "Washington Journal" — 7:45am – Paul Glastris, Washington Monthly, Editor in Chief & John Gizzi, Human Events, Political Editor; 8:30am – Newspaper Articles & Viewer Calls; 9am – Philippe Gelie, Le Figaro, Washington Bureau Chief; 9:30am – Michael Gabaudan, United Nations Refugee Agency, Regional Representative  

ABC’s “This Week” — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and his wife, Jackie Marie Clegg.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Jim and Sarah Brady of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence; former FBI profiler Gregg McCrary.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt; Education Secretary Margaret Spellings; Col. Gerald Massengill, former Virginia State Police superintendent; former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.

CNN’s “Late Edition” — Sens. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell; New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman; Lanny Davis, former special counsel to President Clinton; David Rivkin, former counsel to President George H.W. Bush.

“Fox News Sunday” — Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling; Stephen Trachtenberg, George Washington University president; Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

Looks like lots of discussion regarding the horrible shooting incident at Virginia Tech.  Meet the Press has Education Secretary Margaret Spellings booked for today — wonder if Russert will ask her why the department has been giving lucrative contracts for literacy work in underprivileged neighborhoods to cronies who haven't been doing the work?  Dunno about you, but if I were Russert, I might ask something like "Why is it more important to funnel money to your Republican cronies than to help poor children learn to read?"  Because, you know, that says a whole lot of kids get left behind to me.

Beyond that, I see that Newt Gingrich will be opening his considerable yap again this morning.  Yawn.  Although he would be a good guest to discuss Republican corruption and rank hypocrisy, come to think of it.  I'd guess there will be some discussion of the abysmal performance of AG Alberto Gonzales on Thursday — but what else is there to say other than it was a nasty, disingenuous stall tactic disguised as testimony, and no one with any sense at all thinks that he is the best person to be running the DoJ.  Not that this sort of logic or sense has ever stopped the Bush Administration, but hey…a girl can dream.  Wonder how Karl is sleeping these days, what with the DoJ investigation, the Abramoff investigation and the backdoor RNC e-mail investigation all heating up at the same time?

Oh, and it is Earth Day today, not that you would know it from the show bookings. The above video is a compilation of clips from the fantastic Planet Earth series that has been running on the Discovery Channel, and was initially put together through the BBC.  Thought everyone might enjoy it as an Earth Day visual feast.

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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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