Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You If it's Sunday, it's Republican spin day on the news shows. Holy deity of your choice, is this a grue
May 17, 2009

Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You

If it's Sunday, it's Republican spin day on the news shows. Holy deity of your choice, is this a gruesome line-up or what? Almost like we didn't have an election in November. On what Planet Bizarro do we live that Liz Cheney and former McCain campaign advisor Steve Schmidt have anything constructive to add to the national dialogue? Could someone tell the people at This Week that it might be nice to not have to look at these losers over and over? And could we get any less balance to discuss President Obama's commencement address at Notre Dame University than have the Notre Dame Professor of Theology and a Notre Dame Right-to-Life student on FoxNews Sunday and State of the Union respectively? Nevermind that David Gregory's ratings are in the toilet, the main event: DNC chair Tim Kaine vs. RNC chair Michael Steele on Meet the Press. Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right...

ABC's "This Week" - Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Jim Webb, D-Va.; Republican strategist Liz Cheney, daughter to former Vice President Dick Cheney; Steve Schmidt, adviser to John McCain for the 2008 presidential election.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union; Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Democratic National Committee chairman; Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Savannah Guthrie, Howard Fineman, Andrew Sullivan, Michele Norris. Topics: Why has Dick Cheney become so vocal against President Obama's policies? In the Supreme Court pick, is it more important for President Obama to make [sic]. Meter Questions: Has Dick Cheney influenced President Obama's national security policy decisions? YES: 4 NO: 8; Can Obama keep Pakistan's government in power? YES: 2 No: 10

CNN's "State of the Union" - White House Budget Director Peter Orszag; Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio; Emily Toates, student at Notre Dame and member of "Right to Life" group.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Hollywood edition with Mariel Hemingway and Barry Levinson.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - An exclusive interview with former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. If Pakistan and Afghanistan are the biggest global stories of the moment (and they are), the man who can shed the most light on them is surely Pervez Musharraf - the man who resigned from power in Pakistan just nine months ago

"Fox News Sunday" - Rev. Richard McBrien, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame; Rev. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

Sigh. So what's catching your eye this morning?

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