Bad Romance -- Lady Gaga
I want your ugly
I want your disease
I want your everything
As long as it's free
I want your love
(Love-love-love I want your love)
I want your drama
The touch of your hand
I want your leather-studded kiss in the sand
I want your love
The media's fascination with Sarah Palin and the tea party is a bad romance inflicted on us all. It's difficult not to think of the media as a monolith as they slavishly lap up every little soundbyte and video opp that Palin is only too happy to provide. And we'll be treated to some more of this Palin romance this morning on Fox News Sunday. I don't know about you, but I'm going to watch Nancy Pelosi on Face the Nation instead. At least there's a greater chance of rational thought there, instead of the word salad we're sure to get from Quitty McHalfTerm. Mercifully, we're spared David Gregory, since the French Open is pre-empting Meet the Press. Other than that, it looks like Austan Goolsbee is bringing his whiteboard to try to put a happy face on the economy. I just got one question: where are the jobs?
ABC's "This Week" - Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; Marwan Muasher, a former Jordanian foreign minister; GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Pre-empted by French Open.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Bob Woodward, Helene Cooper, Alex Wagner, John Heilemann. Topics: He Won the White House as the Insurgent, So How Will Barack Obama Win Again as the Incumbent? Can Republicans Run For President While Running From Interviews? Meter Questions: Is A Compromise on the Budget and Debt Ceiling A Better Political Position in 2012? YES: 12 NO: 0; Will The Birther Debate Hurt the 2012 Republican Nominee? YES: 6 No: 6
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Goolsbee; Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Economists Jeffrey Sachs from Columbia University and Kenneth Rogoff from Harvard, Egypt's Essam El Erian of the Muslim Brotherhood.
"Fox News Sunday" - Sarah Palin.
So what's catching your eye this morning?