Sunday Talk Shows Open Thread

Bush’s Secretary of the Treasury is making the rounds this weekend. Yes, Henry Paulson and his boss have really mangled the American economy. Do not expect honesty or confidence from Paulson today.

Speaker Pelosi who stood up to George Bush this week on FISA. Pelosi’s leadership on FISA was terrific — and it showed that the Bush reign of fear mongering is over.

Also, as expected an array of surrogates for the Democratic candidates are on the shows. Perhaps someone from Team Clinton will let us know when we can expect full disclosure from their candidate.

Remember, too, that this is the week we will find out if John McCain exceeded the public campaign finance system’s spending cap. That’s a big deal as The Washington Post explained:

Knowingly violating the spending limit is a criminal offense that could put McCain at risk of stiff fines and up to five years in prison.

A candidate breaking the law should be the topic on every talk show next week (but that would make McCain angry…very angry.)

The full lineup is after the break.

ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

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CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass.; Leon Panetta, former chief of staff to President Clinton.

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NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.; former Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley.

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CNN’s “Late Edition” — Paulson; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, adviser for John McCain’s presidential campaign, and Gene Sperling, adviser for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign; Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; L. Paul Bremer, former head of the transitional government in Iraq.

“Fox News Sunday” _ Paulson; Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Chris Dodd, D-Conn.


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