The Dixie Chicks - Not Ready To Make Nice
For some strange, not entirely conscious reason, this week was George W. Bush week in my house. I finally got the chance to see the entire Will Ferrell one man show "You're Welcome America-A Final Night with George W. Bush" and then the Oliver Stone movie "W." You know what? I didn't appreciate the humor in Ferrell's show and I didn't appreciate the attempt at humanizing and psychoanalyzing Bush in Stone's movie. What it came down to was that I just am not ready to make nice. Yes, his term is over, but his legacy lives on in so many aspects of our lives and I'm not at the point where I can find the humor or wax philosophical about it. And I look around at the batsh*t crazy ravings of Limbaugh, Beck, Goldberg and look at the tragic results and realize that none of us can afford to make nice yet.
The Sunday shows aren't doing much to improve my mood. David "Context and controlling disinformation isn't my job" Gregory looks like he is going to catapult the propaganda over the economy, by having an auto industry CEO on to plead his case on Meet the Press, while State of the Union goes straight for that GOP hero, former GE CEO Jack Welch. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is still pleading his case on Face the Nation and it's not Sunday on Fox if we don't get a heaping pile from Newt "I'm the savior of the GOP. Really." Gingrich. And finally, joy of all joys, Paul Krugman has been relieved of his seat on the This Week roundtable (probably for making too much sense), to be replace by...wait for it...Bush speechwriter David Frum and CFR President Richard Haass. There's some balance for you. Are you ready to make nice with this crew?
ABC's "This Week" - Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Fritz Henderson, chief executive officer of General Motors Corp.; William Rodgers, chief economist at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: John Heilemann, Anne Kornblut, Norah O'Donnell and Dan Rather. Topics: Did President Obama pass his first test on the world stage? Is Obama's taking charge of GM a smart move? Will Obama get the big money he needs for his health care and education plans? YES: 9 NO: 3; Does President Obama bear some responsibility for the sinking stock market? YES: 7 No: 5
CNN's "State of the Union" - Henderson; Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Jack Welch, former chief executive of General Electric Co.; David Axelrod, White House senior adviser.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - What grade would you give President Obama for how he handled the G20 summit?
"Fox News Sunday" - Axelrod; Gov. Mark Sanford, R-S.C.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
So, what's catching your eye this morning?