It's such a simple notion: the only way to win a global thermonuclear war is to choose not to play. Even the wingnut-revered St. Ronnie of Reagan believed that. And after eight years of fear-mongering over mushroom clouds by various players, let us celebrate having the sanity of grown ups in charge again, realizing that the only way to win is not to play. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates will be pulling triple duty on the bobblehead shows to discuss their recent negotiations with the Russians to reduce nuclear arms. Also, because Roger Ailes clearly believes you can't have too much crazy in a single show, McCain BFF "Holy Joe" Liebermann and Palin coattail-rider Michele Bachmann will be on Fox News Sunday. In fact, it appears that aside from Gates and Clinton, all eyes are on Republicans this week, with the discussion centering around the Republican Governors' Association on State of the Union and drama queens Jeff Sessions and Jon Kyl, on Meet the Press and This Week, respectively. Sadly, it doesn't appear that the bobblehead show producers will ever learn any lesson.
ABC's "This Week" - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Clinton; Gates.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Clinton; Gates; Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Dan Rather, Katty Kay, Helene Cooper, David Ignatius. Topics: Fight For The Court: How Left Will Obama Go & Will Republicans Filibuster? New World Order: Will Obama Be A Transformational Figure Abroad As Well?
CNN's "State of the Union" - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, chairman, Republican Governors Association.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Is the leader of Afghanistan on drugs? Peter Galbraith, one of America's most distinguished diplomats over the years, draws some striking conclusions on America's mission in Afghanistan. Plus, the Editor of Time Magazine, a Pulitzer prize-winning historian, Reuters' global editor-at-large, and the newest and youngest columnist for the New York Times debate the future of Western conservatism -- are tea parties only the beginning?
"Fox News Sunday" - Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.