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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sunday Morning "Talking Heads "5-18-2008"

NBC "Meet the Press" has Democratic Virginia Senator Jim Webb who was elected a year ago and gave the democratic response to the state of the union address by President Bush earlier this year. He has been outspoken in his opposition to the war in Iraq. Tim Russert will also have former republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and former Tennessee democratic representative Harold Ford.

Mike Huckabee just "stepped in it" while speaking at a NRA convention Friday night he said something about Obama ducking when a loud bang was heard coming from the audience. He apologized within hours of making the comment but count on this comment being discussed. Once considered a possibility as a VP on the McCain ticket, you can now cross him off the list.

CBS "Face the Nation" has Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist who is on the short list of people being considered as a running mate with McCain. Also appearing is Republican strategist Ed Rollins who I thought retired years ago. He worked on the Reagan campaigns and came out of nowhere to help resurrect the McCain campaign.

Also appearing will be former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo and Roy Romer, a former chair of the DNC. Expect Roymer to be asked about why Howard Dean sanctioned Michigan and Florida by stripping them of their delegates. Also look for general questions pertaining to the convoluted manner the democratic party uses to nominate their presidential candidate.

ABC "This Week" has Democratic Senator Joe Biden (Del.) who immediately pounced on the remarks made by President Bush to the Israel Knesset relating to appeasement and Senator Barack Obama. Biden is the only former candidate who has not endorsed a candidate for President - perhaps he will endorse Obama during this interview - he is considered to be on the short list for VP running mate with Obama.

George Stephanopoulos's roundtable will be with ABC's George Will, Matt Bai NY Times Mag., Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, and Donna Brazile, Democratic Strategist. The more I hear from Brazile, the more I like her - let's see what she says about the current status of the democratic presidential nomination.

CNN "Late Edition" has Carlos Gutierrez who is the Commerce Secretary under the Bush administration who is seeking approval to the Colombia free trade agreement. This agreement has stalled in congress with both Obama and Clinton expressing their opposition. It does not appear that Wolf Blitzer has anyone appearing who is in opposition to this agreement.

Blitzer also has former Senate majority leader, Republican Trent Lott. This is a person I am happy to see the word "former" precede his elected position.

To see a complete rundown of the Sunday talk shows, check out "Sunday talk show tip sheet".

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