George Harrison ~ Give Me Love
There's a whole lotta loving of another George happening this weekend. George W. Bush. On the first Sunday after Osama Bin Laden was caught and killed, the media narrative, based on the bookings, is "Give Georgie some love for the death of Osama Bin Laden". It's sickening how churlish the media has become in giving the Obama administration any kind of credit for following through and completing something the entire country had thought was priority #1 since 9/11. Why else but to plea to give Georgie Boy the credit they think he's due would the This Week bookers have on Condoleeza Rice and Liz Cheney? Or Rudy 9ui11ani on Meet the Press? Or Donald Rumsfeld on Face the Nation? And of course, the Big Dick himself, ex-VP Cheney, on that friendliest of outlets: Fox News Sunday. Seriously, people? We've got fairly conclusive proof that neo-conservatism is not only a failed philosophy, but one that has been rejected quite soundly by most of America (even the tea partiers that the the current GOP bows down to has reject neo-conservative priorities). But for the producers of the Sunday news shows who better to give air time to than the faces of those failed and rejected ideals? Gosh, you'd almost think there was an agenda here...
ABC's "This Week" - National security adviser Tom Donilon; Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S., Husain Haqqani; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Donilon; former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; former CIA Director Michael Hayden; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Helene Cooper, Rick Stengel, David Ignatius, Elisabeth Bumiller. Topics: After bin Laden, What’s Our Biggest Threat Now? How Fast Can We Leave Afghanistan? Meter Questions: Will The Birther Debate Hurt the 2012 Republican Nominee? YES: 6 NO: 6; Will A Debt Deal Include the Repeal of the Bush Tax Cuts on the Rich? YES: 11 No: 1
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.; former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Donilon; Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.; NATO's secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - The death of Osama bin Laden with Condoleeza Rice.
"Fox News Sunday" - Donilon; former Vice President Dick Cheney.
So what's catching your eye this morning?