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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Sunday Morning Talking Head Thread

Here is the Sunday Talking Head Show line-up for today:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), 9 a.m.: Gen. Peter Pace , chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. David Johnson , director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Michael D . Brown , former Federal Emergency Management Agency director.

THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), 9 a.m.: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark and comedian Stephen Colbert .

FACE THE NATION (CBS, WUSA), 10:30 a.m.: Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) and Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.).

MEET THE PRESS (NBC, WRC), 10:30 a.m.: Former senator John Edwards (D-N.C.), former representative Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.) and Pace .

LATE EDITION (CNN), 11 a.m.: Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf , United Arab Emirates Economy Minister Sheikha Lubna al- Quasimi , Gen. James Jones , NATO supreme allied commander, and Iraqi parliament member Adnan Pachachi.
Fox News Sunday looks like it could get fiesty with Michael Brown on the line-up, and Brit Hume in the Karl Rove Memorial Administration Apologist Chair. Wonder if they'll ask Gen. Johnson from NOAA how the research on global warming is being ignored by the Bush Administration? Probably not.

This Week might be worth it for Gen. Wesley Clark and especially Stephen Colbert. I'm guessing Susan Collins and Duncan Hunter are going to publicly smack the Bush Administration around a little more for their pitiful Katrina response (Collins) and the failure to do adequate due diligence on the Dubai ports deal (Hunter, who appears to have a big thorn in his paw about this issue.)

Face the Nation looks quite interesting with Lugar and Murtha. I'm guessing we'll be seeing a Murtha clip or two today, because I would bet they'll be talking about the mess in Iraq.

Press the Meat has Edwards and Kemp -- who will be discussing the findings of their US-Russia committee study, no doubt nuclear issues will come up -- wonder what Kemp thinks about Bush giving away the nuclear weapons oversight in India for some mango concessions? (Well, they are tasty, I suppose...) Gen. Pace will be on here as well, no doubt trying to explain why civil war in Iraq is...well, who am I kidding, things are going swimmingly and the violence is in its last throes. **rolling eyes**

Late Edition looks like it's trying to make some sense out of the Bush foreign policy strategy. (They have a strategy? I thought Condi Rice just focused on having a good work-out.)

A note about the Koufax Awards this morning:

First, thanks so much to everyone who nominated Jane and me for any of the awards. We're nominated in the company of some exceptional bloggers, and I urge you to check out the awards threads and take a peek at some truly great writing and insight. There are some enormous brains working on the issues of our day -- but as you read, you'll discover some even bigger hearts. So, thank you for including Firedoglake in their company.

We're nominated in the following categories: Best Blog (non-professional), Best Series (for our Traitorgate coverage), Best Expert Blog (for our legal and journalism coverage), and Best Group Blog. I've also been nominated for a Best Writing Koufax -- to be included with Digby and Wolcott and so many other amazing writers is incredible, and I thank the reader who nominated me in that category. It's truly an embarassment of riches this year for our blog.

It's going to be really tough to select where my votes will go -- the talent and thought behind so many of these blogs is so impressive that it's going to be difficult to narrow the vote down to just one per category. Please, explore the Koufax nominees, and cast your votes -- everyone on the list works very hard at what they do, and the recognition is hard earned and very well deserved.

Thanks again for including FDL among them.

(Today's picture is a Carolina Wren. I have a nesting pair that have been hanging out at my bird feeders, hopping around and twittering to each other, and feeding each other tidbits for the last week. I'm hoping they select our yard for their nest -- little wrens are awfully cute.)