Woody Allen in Take the Money and Run
I gotta tell you, the new found concern the Republicans possess for deficit spending is so unintentionally hilarious. They must thank their lucky stars for the mindless memory hole that is the collective American consciousness to not remember the drunken sailor spending that defined the past eight years. Evidently, from the guests this morning, spending will again be the focus, with lots of little digs on how the stimulus is obviously not working and how the best choice is to keep the Bush tax cuts. With Larry Summers, Christina Romer and Alan Greenspan as scheduled guests, what are the chances that someone will bring up sensible legislation and regulation such as the Glass-Steagall Act as the way to avoid another economic collapse? Not bloody likely, methinks. Also, our favorite grasping-to-be-relevant McCain minion, Joe Lieberman, will be back to give his very best Deputy Dog whine on how anything the Democrats propose for health care will cause him to have to filibuster reform. That's Joe, taking the (health insurance) money, and running.
ABC's "This Week" - Lawrence Summers, director of the White House National Economic Council; Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Christina Romer, chairwoman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan; Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Dan Rather, Kelly O'Donnell, Helene Cooper, Andrew Ross Sorkin. Topics: Obama's Big Contradictions on Health Care, War & Peace and Economic Recovery; The Cultural Chasm on Global Warming.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Summers; Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and John Thune, R-S.D.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - A timely debate between Bjorn Lomborg and Paul Krugman on global warming. Plus a free-ranging discussion with a panel of stars on everything from Obama's Nobel Prize to what is happening in Dubai.
CNN's "Amanpour" - General Stanley A. McChrystal - commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
"Fox News Sunday" - Sens. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and James Inhofe, R-Okla.; Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass.; Inez Tenenbaum, chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
So, what's catching your eye this morning?