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The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: a preview

ImageFor Sunday, August 31, 2008

FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace has Republican Presidential candidate John McCain.

This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos has the candidates wife, Cindy McCain. After that, he’ll talk to Senator Lindsey Graham and the insufferable John Kerry.

Meet the Press (NBC): Moderator Tom Brokaw spends the show speaking to Tim Pawlenty.

Face the Nation (CBS): Host Bob Schieffer interviews Rudy Giuliani, Senator Joe Lieberman, and McCain advisor Carly Fiorina.

Late Edition (CNN): Host Wolf Blitzer chat with (deep breath) John Boehner, Charlie Crist, Tim Pawlenty, Fred Thompson, Mark Sanford, Eric Cantor, Nancy Pfotenhauer, Tom Daschle, Chris Dodd, and FEMA director David Paulison.

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I discovered Thursday afternoon that Pawlenty was the lone guest on MTP, and it made sense when the solid(ish) rumor that he’d get McCain’s nod was circulating. It made sense, but I was still hoping for a game breaker pick like Lieberman. (Hindsight says: YIKES!) Governor Palin had dropped off the radar. Friday morning, I welcome her back.

McCain makes his pre-convention appearance on FOX.

Cindy and Lindsey (TW) know aspects of McCain as well as anyone besides his mom, I suppose, and John Kerry would do us all, including himself, a world of good by staying off the air. He’s embarrassing.

Bob Schieffer will talk to Lieberman without Wes Clark.

A lot of erstwhile GOP veep possibilities this week: Graham, Pawlenty, Rudy, Lieberman, Fiorina, Crist, Thompson, Sanford, Cantor, and Pfotenhauer.

I’ll do my best to round these shows up tomorrow.