chickadee.jpgHere’s the Sunday talking head line-up for today:

C-Span’s Washington Journal:  7:30am – Tom Bevan, RealClearPolitics.com, Co-Founder & Executive Editor; 8:30am – Dennis Ross, Fmr. Middle East Envoy, George H.W. Bush & Clinton Administrations; 9am – Ghaith al-Omari, Former Palestinian Negotiator for Mahmoud Abbas 1999-2001; 9:30am – Newspaper Articles & Viewer Calls.

ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM); The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan, and ABC News’ Jon Karl, Cokie Roberts and George Will; actress Marlo Thomas talks about her annual Thanks and Giving campaign to aid St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Republican strategists Mary Matalin and Mike Murphy; Democratic strategists Bob Shrum and James Carville.

CNN’s “Late Edition” — Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR); Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi; Ron Brownstein: National Journal; author, “”The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America.”

“Fox News Sunday” — Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN); Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Carl Levin (D-MI); Ashley Judd.

Any bets on whether Timmeh will ask Mary Matalin about her former boss Dick Cheney and her former co-worker Scooter and “the latest maybe they did, maybe they didn’t tell him to lie” floater from Scotty McLellan?  Yeah, me neither.  Have you ever seen a more annoyingly self-referential and self-serving line-up?  Yeah, me neither.  Not enough coffee in the whole world.

Beyond that, it’s a whole lot of “here come the primaries,” with a sprinkling of foreign policy for spice.  In short, not a lot of surprises, but the Zinni interview could be the surprise of the day.  Guess we’ll see.

To make up for the dud of a line-up, do yourself a favor and shake up your morning with some Celia Cruz (YouTube) and an impressive musical line-up behind her as well.  Guaranteed to get you up and moving for the day.  What’s catching you eye on the blogs and in the news?

Today’s photo (by express permission) is from Julie’s Magic Light Show.  It’s a black-capped chickadee that is clearly enjoying a bit of suet in the backyard.  What a cutie!  Love them — they are such fiesty little birds on our feeder, and they don’t take any crap from the other birds or from the squirrels, either.