October 23, 2016

To mix my movie quotes, C&L, I just can't quit ya.

Hello, gang, long time no see!

My beloved Amato thought that poor Heather and Karoli needed a day off, for crying out loud, and asked me to come back to share my hatewatching of the Sunday news shows. Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook know that I can get quite voluble on the subject.

And what a time to come back! I've spent some of the time I've been away working with kids on developing their creative writing skills. But this election season is like no story I can imagine being written. In fact, I suspect that pretty much every publishing house would turn down the story of this election season as being too far-fetched to be believable. And yet, here we are. The spin doctors will be on, spinning their yarns, trying to convince us that the election is still up for grabs, that The Donald is a Very Serious Candidate, that the GOP isn't imploding before our very eyes. I'll toss you a spoiler: it's all a giant fiction.

ABC’s “This Week” — Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump; Joel Benenson, adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton; independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin; Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Panel: ABC's Matthew Dowd, Republican strategist Sara Fagen, National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway; Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine. Panel: Yamiche Alcindor and Tom Friedman of The New York Times, Eliana Johnson of National Review, and Republican strategist Stuart Stevens.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Democratic strategist David Axelrod, Republican strategist Frank Luntz. Panel: Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal, Jamelle Bouie of Slate, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic and Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Conway; Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook. Panel: CNN commentator Bakari Sellers; former Gov. Jan Brewer, R-Ariz.; former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb.; and radio host Dana Loesch.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Dan Rather, Matthew Dowd, Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist, Jane Hall of American University and Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

Fox News Sunday” — Conway, Mook; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Panel: Juan Williams, Karl Rove, Bob Woodward and Kimberley Strassel.

So once again, what's catching your eye this morning?

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