Sundays bring us the political talk shows. If you see something interesting on one of them, jump on the comment board and talk about it. Unsurprisingly, Libya dominates the airwaves this week. According to Politico, here is the lineup for this week’s shows:
Meet the Press (NBC) — Hillary Clinton and Robert Gates, Secretaries of State and Defense, respectively, plus the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking Republican Dick Lugar of Indiana, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will all be discussing Libya.
This Week (ABC) — Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will most likely provide his anti-Obama view on Libya, countered by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), who is on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Rand Paul (R-KY), who will provide the Tea Party view…as well as an almost certain coy nondenial denial of his candidacy for President.
Face the Nation (CBS) — Clinton and Gates will appear here as well. More of the same.
State of the Union (CNN) — Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Carl Levin (D-MI), and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and former CIA Director Michael Hayden, both of whom from the Bush 43 administration, will discuss Libya. CNN is the only show this week to discuss the Japanese nuclear power crisis in Japan, with Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione. Finally, economic topics will be covered with former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin and former White House Budget Director Alice Rivlin.
Fox News Sunday — Former House Speaker and current Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Senators John McCain of Arizona, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will all provide their views on the conflict in Libya. Given that Lieberman has for years been as hawkish as any Republican, this is another one of those “fair and balanced” Fox viewpoints of the three Republican perspectives on Libya.
Newsmakers (CSPAN) — Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, will discuss the GOP’s plan to cut their funding.
Political Capital (Bloomberg TV) — Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius discusses the PPACA, which is reaching its first anniversary.