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Here is the Sunday Talking Head line-up, courtesy of the WaPo

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) and Zalmay Khalilzad , U.S. ambassador to Iraq.

THIS WEEK (ABC): House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV and actress Bernadette Peters .

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) and Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.); Rick Wagoner , chairman and chief executive of General Motors Corp.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Reps. Henry Bonilla (R-Tex.), Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.), and J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.).

LATE EDITION (CNN), 11 a.m.: Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.); retired Gen. Anthony C. Zinni , former U.S. Central Command chief; New Yorker magazine reporter Seymour M. Hersh and Khalilzad .

Let’s see, Rep. Peter King will be on Fox — wonder if he’ll be discussing the abysmal background checks they do at the DHS?

And Joe Wilson is going to be on This Week?  Well, hot diggity!  When you add in Seymour Hersh on Late Edition, I have to say that I’m mighty grateful for Tivo.  (Although I wish they gave appearance times, since I hate to sully my machine by forcing it to record Kyl, too.)

A side note, the McLaughlin Group had an hilarious bit about 15 minutes or so into the show wherein McLaughlin does this video montage of a myriad of Bush Administration failures, with a curmudgeonly narration about how abysmal things have been.  Hilarious, and worth having to sit through the line-up (Can’t they find one other left-wing person willing to help out poor, shouted-over Eleanor?  Come on — do you really need two such bloviating loudmouths as Pat Buchanon and Tony Blankley on the same set at the same time?  Or is there some sort of barking GOP affirmative action program that I’ve missed somewhere…).

Seemed like a raptor sort of morning for today’s Sunday Talking Head Shows.  Today’s birding selection is an osprey — a sea eagle, if you will — bringing a fish back to its nestlings and mate.  We were lucky enough a couple of years ago to spot a juvenile osprey, just out of the nest, while we were vacationing in Hilton Head, South Carolina — it liked to go fishing about the same time every morning and would retreat with its catch to a pine tree top near our condo balcony, so I got a full view of him every day.  Some days he caught something, some mornings he perched empty handed and keened his little cry, howling about his empty belly to the winds. 

We get the occasional red-tailed hawk at our bird feeders near our kitchen window, but then tend to stay further out, across the driveway, near some trees and rhododendrons.  That’s good for the sparrows and the chickadees, who make a mad dash into the shrubbery whenever the hawks appear.  Red in tooth and claw can be a difficult thing to see, so I’m happy that it is a rare occurrence for us here.  I’d rather sit back with my cup of coffee and help Fiona spot the squirrels as they chase off the birdies to get first dibs on the peanuts in our feeders.