The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: preview

ImageFor Sunday, October 5, 2008

FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace will interview Senator Joe Liebermann and Claire McCaskill. Then he talks to Karl Rove.

This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos talks to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D), Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R), Florida Senator Mel Martinez (R), and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D).

Meet the Press (NBC): There will be something involving NBC News’ Chuck Todd, GOP strategist Mike Murphy, former Clinton (Bill) guy Paul Begala, NBC News’ David Gregory, Gwen Ifill, Peggy Noonan, and David Yepsen of Iowa’s Des Moines Register. We’ll let them sort it out.

Face the Nation (CBS): Host Bob Schieffer has two lady Dems – California Senator Dianne Feinstein and Michigan Governor Jen Granholm.— plus Representatives Heather Wilson and Roy Blunt.

Late Edition (CNN): Host Wolf Blitzer talks to McCain economic adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer, Rahm Emanuel and Marsha Blackburn, Mike Bloomberg, and scads of others.

OF NOTE: For what are they grooming McCaskill, and why?

The TW guests are all about “Battleground States.” No one from Michigan… yet.

MTP will be a mess, but note that Obama hagiographer Gwen Ifill will be on to offer her opinions, which we already know, and… David Yepsen! He’s the Iowa political columnist whom the national media wheels out every for years at the start of the primary season, so this is probably a personal record for late date on the national scene for him, Is Iowa officially a “Battleground State”?

I’m impress that Schieffer is going to have a guest who was actually a principle player in the work on the bailout bill: GOP House whip Roy Blunt. On the other side, Democrat Governor Jen Granholm is columnist George Will’s favorite political gal. Before tossing his bromides at Sarah Palin, George Will was best known for suggesting that we amend our Constitution to allow the Canadian-born Granholm to be elected President.

Perhaps Congresswoman Blackburn can make Rahm Emanuel easier to take.