The Sunday Morning Talk Shows - a preview

The surrogates have this place surrounded.

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For Sunday, March 30, 2008


FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace will host Senators Lindsey Graham, a McCainiac, and Jack Reed, a Democrat with a miserable disposition. They'll discuss Iraq.

This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos will have Ed Rendell, a Hillary surrogate, and John Kerry, an Obama guy, as guests, keeping this pot well stirred.

Meet the Press (NBC): Host Tim Russert will talk CIA with the agency's director, General Michael Hayden.

Face the Nation (CBS): Host Bob Schieffer will do the surrogate thing Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter for Hillary and Bill Richardson for Barry. The he'll have the political strategist fired four years ago by Howard Dean, Joe Trippi (see below).

Late Edition (CNN): Host Wolf Blitzer talks Florida with Senator Bill Nelson then does the surrogate thaang with James Carville for Hillary and Jamal Simpson for Barry. Plus, he'll have his usual cast of billions.

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Jack Reed (FNS) is a "GET OUT NOW!" pseudo-pacifist, while Lindsey Graham was just in Iraq. Russert wants to talk CIA, so we get Hayden. "How is your agency being corrupted for political purposes by the Bush junta?" We know the form.

Lots of surrogate stuff again, but you'd think Obama's peeps would have a clue by now just how awful a surrogate John Kerry is (TW). Maybe Hillary does have a chance, although Hillary makes up for Kerry's buffoonery with James Carville's annoyingness (LE).

Joe Trippi. He was once fired by Howard Dean and he worked for John Edwards. Perhaps the Dem Party is grooming its next Bob "O-fer" Shrum.

I'll have the review live Sunday afternoon. We're having a new TV for upstairs delivered this afternoon to replace the Trinitron, but I refuse to watch Russert in HD (if that show even airs in that format).

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That's all I can say looking at this week's lineup. This is truly the Week of Job. Why persecuteth us thou?


I don't know whether you mentioned Russert's recently acquired reflex of referring to Donks he's questioning as the "collective we" when he's trying to discuss their strategy, as an independent journalist. It'll be interesting to see whether he repeats it again this week.

For quite some time now it's been:

"Where do we go from here..." etc., ad nauseum. If he keeps it up, why not just put some buttons on his lapel?

from the Timster. The Russinator. The Russert Potato-man.

Jack Reed (FNS) is a "GET OUT NOW!" pseudo-pacifist, while Lindsey Graham was just in Iraq.

I didn't realize that Lindsey Graham made that trip to Iraq, but then again, considering where his head has been for the last eight years, I suppose he didn't have any choice.

When small men cast long shadows, it is a sign that the sun is setting on the Democrat Party

President McCain. (Watching Ms. Clinton and Mr. Obama run around screeching, as if headless, makes me count chickens before they're hatched.)

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