Friday, June 17, 2005

Sunday Chat & Chews (Katrina vanden Heuvel is on This Week)

It's Friday, which means, shudder, the Sunday Chat & Chews are almost upon us.

All three air Sundays and check your local listings for when the programs air.

Not willing to let Chris Matthews woo John McCain without a fight, Tim Russert will cozy up to McCain for the full hour of NBC's Meet the Press.

Over at ABC's This Week, the guest include:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.)Foreign Relations Committee
Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno
Capt. Anthony Odioerno

The roundtable:

Finally, Mike Duffy of Time magazine, Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, and ABC News' George Will join Stephanopoulos for a roundtable to discuss whether President Bush is becoming a lame duck in his second term and if he can get Republican support back in line.

Katrina vanden Heuvel from The Nation and no Cokie Roberts. This may be the one to watch (at least for the roundtable).

CBS offers Face the Nation.

CBS Evening News Anchor Bob Schieffer
Iraq, Bolton Nomination, Politics
Sen. Joseph Biden
Democrat - Delaware
Ranking Member, Foreign Relations Committee
Karen Tumulty
TIME Magazine

Joe Biden? On a Sunday morning? There aren't enough hours in the weekend to make up for that. John McCain? Not being one of those leftists or "leftists" who feel the need to make comments like "even John McCain . . ." I've never fallen under the spell of him. He's always struck me as a very angry person.

Look at the SNL skits when he hosted. Laugh at the idiocy of his agreeing to do the skit where he sang. He's singing to prove a point, Barbra Streisand shouldn't talk politics! Well, as an American, Streisand has free speech. She also has knowledge on what she speaks of. Most importantly, for the skit, she can also sing. McCain can't. It's one of those Repube trades/compromises that appears to offer something for the left but really doesn't. McCain will stop singly (badly) if Streisand will give up her First Amendment right and stop using her brain.
In Repube land, that's considered a fair trade.

So what are we left with? ABC's This Week. You've got Katrina vanden Heuvel and that alone would make it worth watching to me. (It's doubtful that I'll watch, the shows aren't my taste and I'll probably be pulling an all nighter with The Third Estate Sunday Review -- translation, as soon as that's over and the morning entries are up here, I'll probably be crashing.)

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