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Sunday Talking Head Thread


(Since Vice President Cheney isn't in the Sunday line-up today, I thought it would be safe to post this photo of a lovely quail sent to me by Tom in AZ.)

Here's the Sunday Talking Head line-up.  Read it and…well, just read it.  (Partially via the Providence Journal)

C-Span's Washington Journal:  7:45am – James Pindell, Boston Globe, New Hampshire Political Correspondent; 8:30am – Newspaper Articles & Viewer Calls
9am – Martin Walker, United Press International, Editor Emeritus; 9:30am – Mark Parris, Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey (1997-2000) .

This Week (ABC):  Democratic presidential candidate and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards; Republican presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.; and Ted Koppel.

FOX News Sunday: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio; and the Rev. Richard Land, president, Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

Meet the Press (NBC): George Tenet, former CIA director.

Face the Nation (CBS): Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Late Edition (CNN): Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.; Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; former Gov. James Gilmore, R-Va.; Imad Moustapha, Syrian ambassador to the United States; Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Samir Sumaidaie; and Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Nabil Fahmy.

It is quite the mixed line-up this morning, isn't it?  ABC starts with John Edwards and then goes to Tom Tancredo — talk about a shift in perspectives, from caring for the poor and uplifting those in need of a hand to Crazy Tom.  Yikes.  Fox News Sunday has the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Convention — think they'll ask him what the penalty ought to be for lying to Congress, perpetrating a fraud on the American public, dissembling on the road to a war of choice, and perverting our judicial system ought to be?  Yeah, me neither.

Meet the Press continues the George Tenet buy my book travelling show.  Dear Tim, please ask why Tenet felt that holding onto this information for four long years was acceptable — and how he thinks that fact ought to sit with family and friends of our soldiers stationed in Iraq and elsewhere, for starters.  For my money, though, the most intriguing discussion possibilities are on CNN's Late Edition — because both Lugar and Schumer have been around the DC block long enough to know a fraud being perpetrated when they see it — and both have been outspoken critics of the Administration's lying smarm and medicine show.  After all the revelations about Sampson having a notebook full of White House e-mails that likely have yet to see the light of Congressional sunshine, I'm hoping for a heaping helping of disgust, indignation and righteous fury — and that's just from Lugar, who appears to have had just about enough of the Bush Administration dragging his party into the smarmiest reaches of the gutter.

Here's hoping, anyway.  What's catching your eye in the news and 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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