It was a little annoying to me that we face the single biggest threat to our environment and all the Sunday shows could focus on last week was Rand Paul. Priorities, people! Maybe they're just a little slow on the uptake, but they certainly seem to have gotten it this week. The BP oil spill appears to be the main focus of attention on all the Sunday shows, whether it's Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on This Week or BP Managing Director Robert Dudley and WH Energy Adviser Carol Browner on Meet the Press and Face the Nation or Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming on Face the Nation. We also have an interesting twist on the "If it's Sunday, it's John McCain on the Sunday shows" with McCain rival J.D. Hayworth getting some face time to talk immigration and tea parties on Meet the Press. And then there's Darrell Issa, still hoping to make some partisan hay off the Sestak job offer non-scandal. Do you think the Fox News Sunday panel will ask him about his criminal past? Me neither.
ABC's "This Week" - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Robert Dudley, BP's managing director; White House energy adviser Carol Browner; Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass.; Ed Overton, Louisiana State University professor of environmental studies.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Browner; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Joe Klein, Katty Kay, Trish Regan, John Harris. Topics: Presidential Leadership and the Oil Spill; Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Will It Be Repealed This Year? Meter Questions: Will the political damage to the President over the handling of the spill be long-lasting? YES: 5 NO: 7; Will Obama Run Against Washington in 2012? YES: 7 No: 5.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Sens. Jim Webb, D-Va., and David Vitter, R-La.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Bill Gates weighs in...and explains why he still worries about the U.S. economy. Then, the picture the Iranian regime doesn't want you to see. Finally, a terrific panel. Martin Wolf, Richard Haass and Chrystia Freeland talk about everything ELSE that happened in the world this week.
"Fox News Sunday" - Dudley; Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa.; Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; Mullen.
So what's catching your eye this morning?
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