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Sunday Talking Head Thread

baltimoreoriole.jpgHere’s the Sunday talking head line-up.  Some interesting potential here and there:  (partially via

C-Span’s Washington Journal:  7:45am – Don Frederick, Los Angeles Times, Political Editor & Blogger | Blog; 8:30am – Scott Brennan, Iowa Democratic Party, Chairman & Ray Hoffmann, Iowa Republican Party, Chairman; 9:30am – Newspaper Articles & Viewer Calls.

This Week (ABC):  Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate; Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a Democratic presidential candidate; and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

FOX News Sunday: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican presidential candidate, and his wife, Ann.

Meet the Press (NBC): Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., chairman, Democratic Leadership Council, and Markos Moulitsas, founder and editor,

Face the Nation (CBS): Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential candidate.

Late Edition (CNN): Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Mahmud Ali Durrani; Transportation Secretary Mary Peter; Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.; Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa.; Jim Talent, a Mitt Romney campaign adviser; Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif., a Rudy Guiliani campaign adviser; and Buddy Roemer, a John McCain campaign adviser.

Quite the interesting topics in play based on the guests, with everything from Iraq to infrastructure issues, and a whole lot of politics in the mix.  Perhaps it is just me, but I think the subject of Harold Ford’s loss last year and this op-ed that Kos and SusanG penned for the WaPo yesterday might come up in passing on Meet the Press.  Here’s hoping that Markos gets an opportunity to ask Mr. Russert why it is that he even bothered booking the politically tone deaf, irrelevent, self-promoting Ford in the first place, and why Russert still masquerades as a news man now that all of us know that Dick Cheney owns him. What, you don’t remember that Cathie Martin classic?

MTP (putting VP on MTP), plus a pro and con of putting VP on MTP Pros: best format, we control the message

Could make for some fun viewing this morning, anyway.  Here’s hoping…  Plus, there is likely to be quite a bit of discussion on the “buy yourself some voters, promise them a buffet and stick ’em on a bus day” Iowa GOP straw poll.

Today’s photo is a lovely, bright orange Baltimore Oriole via the ever-excellent Julie’s Magic Light Show.   I never seem to get any orioles on our feeders, despite having tried oranges and grape jelly — I just get lots of ants instead.  Is there some trick that you all use to tempt these beauties?  Do tell…

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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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