Here is the Sunday Talking Head line-up. Read it and weep.
C-Span's Washington Journal: 7:45am – Donald Lambro, Washington Times, Chief Political Correspondent; 8:30am – Phoner From Baghdad: Larry Kaplow, Cox Newspapers, Middle East Correspondent; 9am – Corinna Gilfillan, Global Witness, Head of U.S. Office | Blood Diamond Action; 9:30am – Pauline Baker, Fund for Peace, President.
Meet the Press (NBC): Dr. Rick Warren, author of the international best-seller "The Purpose Driven Life," and Jon Meacham, Newsweek's Editor and author of "American Gospel," discuss Faith in America: Can religion unite the country for the greater good and what role will God and values play in the 2008 presidential election. Then, Robert Frost from Christmas weekend 51 years ago and a special performance of holiday music from the United States Navy Band Brass Quartet.
This Week (ABC): Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; United Nations Secretary-General-designate Ban Ki-moon; and former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara; plus George Will, Johnathon Karl, and Melinda Henneberger of HuffPo.
FOX News Sunday: Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney; Archbishop Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and Anne Graham Lotz, founder, AnGeL Ministries.
Face the Nation (CBS): First Lady Laura Bush.
Late Edition (CNN): Today’s holiday edition features the best interviews and reports of the past year, including segments with President Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass.
No, I'm not making any of this up. I swear to you — this close to Christmas, I wouldn't risk that kind of coal in my stocking, thank you very much.
Inifinitely more interesting is the story behind this morning's bird photo — a lovely peacock — and you can read it at Taylor's blog. The story of Jack's Christmas freedom is a dear one, and I'm thankful that Taylor shared it with all of us because, frankly, a whole morning of Lynn Cheney, Laura Bush, George and Bar, Huckleberry Graham, George W. Bush and Condi Rice? Not so much on the holiday cheer. So bless you, Taylor.
I'm done with the wrapping, and the food is as prepped as need be at this point. Today's big Smith family project is the picking up of the big Peanut present this year: a big girl bed and nightstand. She's outgrown the toddler bed, and we've bought her a bigger bed. This is going to be awfully fun, but it's a bittersweet moment because our Peanut is no longer a baby. They do grow quickly, don't they? Plus, I have to refill the bird feeders or there is going to be a winged mutiny.
What's going on at your house this morning? Give me a sec while I get myself another cuppa coffee…