Diary

The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: preview

ImageFor Sunday, August 24, 2008

FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace has some Dems: Governors Tim Kaine of Virginia of Virginia and Bill Ritter of Colorado. Then he’ll have Obama campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs. No sign of Ned.

This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos talks to David Axelrod, whom we all know, and Rudy Giuliani, whom we remember. No sign of Ned.

Meet the Press (NBC): Moderator Tom Brokaw talks to Caroline Kennedy, who co-chaired Barry’s veep search committee, and… Nancy. No sign of Ned.

Face the Nation (CBS): Host Bob Schieffer talks to Dem Governors Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas and Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania. He’ll also talk to the junior Jesse Jackson, Congressman from Illinois. No sign of Ned.

Late Edition (CNN): Host Wolf Blitzer talks to a bunch of Dems, including: Junior Casey; the woman who’ll pick McCain’s Senate replacement, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano; James Clyburn; and… guess who: Terence McAuliffe. No sign of Ned.

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Okay, Joe Biden is Obama’s veep selection. There was a time, very recently, when it seemed the two most common guests on these shows were John McCain and Joe Biden. This had forever altered Sunday mornings for me.

Joe Biden. You know, I think it a shame that it’s not going to be Ned. The only person I’d sooner have seen Barry Obama selecting than Joe Biden is Ned. Why doesn’t Ned have a speaking role at next week’s Democratic National Convention? Ned should keynote! Barry should have selected Ned! Ned should be at the top of the ticket! The slogan could have been: “Gee, gang! C’mon guys! Let’s elect Ned! YEAAARRRRGH!”

Alas, it’s Obama/Joe Biden. We can dream of…

This next week is going to be a blast, folks.