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I have always found Stephen Colbert hilarious and smart. But I want to squee like the biggest fangirl at his latest brilliance to show just how ridiculously broken our election system is with his Super PAC and now his presidential bid. Everything he's doing is completely legal and legitimate and it perfectly exemplifies how we need to fix this crazy democratic process. He's going to take his first foray into the Sunday shows this weekend too. Call me a pessimist but I don't think George Stephanopoulos is anywhere near ready to handle him. On the flip side, I don't think that Rick Perry is anywhere near ready to handle George Stephanopoulos. Elsewhere, it's the same old, same old. Gingrich and Santorum both have a pair of appearances. John McCain makes yet another Sunday appearance, but Candy Crowley will also be focusing on the evangelical vote with Bob Jones III and Rev. Brad Atkins. For my money, the most interesting talk will be on Fareed Zakaria, with Krugman and Peter Galbraith bucking the conservative framing.
ABC's "This Week" - GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry; TV host Stephen Colbert. Roundtable: Jonathan Karl, Peggy Noonan, Cokie Roberts, George Will.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Michael Duffy, Time; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC; John Harris, Politico; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor. Will Mitt Romney Wrap it Up in South Carolina? Why Evangelicals Will Vote for a Mormon.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum; Gingrich; Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C, author Jodi Kantor.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Perry; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; David Axelrod, political adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. The evangelical vote in South Carolina: Rev. Brad Atkins, South Carolina Baptist Convention; Bob Jones III, Bob Jones University.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - The economy; the euro: Paul Krugman, the New York Times; Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard. Iraq: Ayad Allawi. The Iraq war: Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations; author Peter Galbraith ("Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America's Enemies")
CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Coverage of presidential race: Nia-Malika Henderson, the Washington Post; Maggie Haberman, Politico; Glynnis MacNicol, Business Insider. Michelle Obama's media image: David Shuster, Current TV; Amy Holmes, Glenn Beck TV. CBS' new morning show: Eric Deggans, St. Petersburg Times; Verne Gay, Newsday.
"Fox News Sunday" - GOP presidential race: former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). Mitt Romney's history with Bain Capital: Rick Tyler. Private equity: Chris Chocola, Club for Growth. Panel: Brit Hume; Kirsten Powers; Bill Kristol; Juan Williams.
So, what's catching your eye this morning??