It makes me crazy, these Sunday shows. After Newt Gingrich's awful, no good, very bad week, he gets yet another chance to make a bad impression on Face the Nation. And Paul Ryan, whom Mitch McConnell is hanging out to dry this week, will get another chance to pitch his Randian wet dream budget plan on Meet the Press. And then for balance, let's ask *former* White House officials on to check their level of disgruntlement, with George Mitchell on This Week to talk Israel/Palestine peace talks and Biden's former Chief of Staff Ron Klain on State of the Union. Of course, Candy Crowley is also asking on Dick Armey, godfather of the Tea Party astroturfers, which I'm sure will be disclosed to her audience. Tell me, do you see a single booking that just isn't crazy?
ABC's "This Week" - George Mitchell, former Mideast envoy for President Barack Obama; King Abdullah II of Jordan.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Norah O'Donnell, Howard Fineman, Michael Duffy and Katty Kay. Topics: Which leading GOP candidate has the political chops to conquer his flaw? Is the cost of a college education still worth the price? 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" - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren; the Palestinian's chief envoy to the United States, Maen Areikat; former House Majority Leader Dick Armey; Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - In Cairo. - Waleed Rashed, a spokesman for the April 6th youth movement, one of the key groups organizing protests in Tahrir Square.
"Fox News Sunday" - Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; businessman Herman Cain, a 2012 GOP presidential hopeful.
So what's catching your eye this morning?