C-Span’s Washington Journal: 7:45am – Ari Berman, The Nation, Contributing Writer; 8:30am – Newspaper Articles & Viewer Calls; 9am – Victor Cha, National Security Council, Fmr. Director for Asian Affairs (2004-07); 9:30am – Robert Reid, Associated Press, Acting Baghdad Bureau Chief.
Meet the Press (NBC): Gen. James Jones (Ret.), Chmn. of the Iraqi Security Forces Independent Assessment Commission & Charles Ramsey on their new report detailing the readiness of Iraqi Security Forces. Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) returns from Iraq to share his views. Plus, a political roundtable with David Brody & John Harwood. [CHS notes: I don't even need to say it, do I? Jeebus...]
This Week (ABC): Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA); Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and George Will; and Alan Alda.
Face the Nation (CBS): Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Gen. Brent Scowcroft (Ret.), former National Security Advisor.
CNN’s Late Edition: Gen. George Joulwan, U.S. Army (Ret.); Fmr. NATO Supreme Commander; Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Iraqi National Security Adviser; Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania; Ranking Member, Judiciary Cmte.; Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California; Foreign Relations Cmte.; Mike Huckabee, Republican Presidential Candidate; Fmr. Arkansas Gov.; Frances Townsend, White House Homeland Security Adviser; Ed Henry, CNN White House Correspondent; Jessica Yellin, CNN Congressional Correspondent; Lisa Goddard, CNN Radio Congressional Correspondent.
Fox News Sunday: Fran Townsend.
Is it me, or is little Franny Townsend putting her face out publicly a helluva lot more than usual today? Anyone sensing a PR initiative that may have more to do with an AG nomination sneak-in than it does a reassuring face on Homeland Security? (What?!? Chertoff doesn’t scream “reassuring” to you, either?)
Today’s project: refilling the birdfeeders before there is an enormous, squawking mutiny. I think the cardinal family is looking angry this morning. Today’s photo of some chattering house finches seemed awfully appropriate for the talking head line-up today. Thanks to Julie’s Magic Light Show for the great pix.