Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 August 2007 (includes "This Week" GOP Debate)
Posted on 08/05/2007 4:53:29 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
Sunday, August 5th, 2007
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Republican presidential candidates Sam Brownback, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo and Tommy Thompson debate.
LATE EDITION (CNN) : Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.; Afghan President Hamid Karzai; former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
No winners have been posted from last week’s thread, so Snugs, when you’re notified, please post the graphics here directly, if you please.
Has the makings of a pretty good morning.
That’s ok, Fat Timmy Russert has his scowly game face all set for Gates today.
And Bob “Purple-faced Rage” Schieffer has Rahm Emanuel on last to ensure Condie’s replies are properly rebuted even if he has to make stuff up.
Good Morning All
I wonder if Rahm Emanuel will be asked why he, Reid and Pelosi bailed out on the Kos Konvention yesterday
Well naturally. The libs must always have the last word.
Sec.Def. Gates might be interesting today, as Hillary Clinton & MSM thus far led us to believe that Sec.Def. Gates was apologetic to Hillary Clinton for his deputy's letter to her.
Here 's Gates' letter to Hillary Clinton and decide for yourself:
I agree with you that the planning concerning the future of U.S. forces in Iraq including the draw down of those forces at the right time is not only appropriate, but essential. Under Secretary Edelman, along with the Department of Defenses senior civilian and military leadership, shares my views on these matters.
Specifically, I emphatically assure you we do not claim, suggest, or otherwise believe that congressional oversight emboldens our enemies, nor do we question anyones motives in this regard. My statements to this effect have been frequent and unambiguous. That said,we all recognize that there are multiple audiences for what we say, and need to be careful not to undermine the morale of our troops or encourage our enemies the point I think Ambassador Edelman was trying to make in his letter.
With respect to your specific request, the Departments policy is to share appropriate information regarding policies, posture, and administrative plans with appropriate Congressional oversight committees. But as Under Secretary Edelman and officials from many previous Administrations have stated, it is also the Departments long-standing practice and policy spanning decades and multiple administrations that operational policy plans, including contingency plans, are not routinely shared with Congress (or with other departments of the Executive Branch).
There are a number of time-proven reasons for this policy, including considerations of operational security, the fact that plans are continuously modified as required by changing security conditions, and the need to protect the operational commander's ability to implement the plan as flexibly as the situation warrants...
Finally, I want to close by expressing my continued strong support for Ambassador Edelman. Dr. Edelman is a valued member of the Department of Defense team and his wise counsel and years of experience are critically important to the many pressing policy issues facing the military and our nation. Eric Edelman is a career foreign service officer who received his first senior Presidential appointment in 1998 as United States Ambassador to Finland. He has served our nation with distinction through multiple administrations and I rely on his able assistance in addressing the many challenges facing the Department in the months ahead.
A certain silencing of a Soldier or the challenge from a "lame duck" President?
I’ve cleaned up my cable digital recorder to make tons of room.
That and how Kos himself was bragging about them getting democrats elected in 06 .. while on his website the kooks were ripping about those exact democrats apart
This collapsed bridge is a very teachable moment if Conservatives have the guts to grasp it. This is a very good example of possible consequences when existing transportation dollars are repeatedly been misapplied by both the State, and the Federal, Govt.
The problem here is not that Government, at all levels, lacks the money to spend on infrastructure repair, the problem is the Govt, at all levels, repeatedly misspends the funds it does have.
This bridge was determined structurally deficient in 1990. It was build using 1960s engineering norms that were now out of date.
Maybe during the 1990s the State of Minnesota diverted over a billion dollars of State, and Federal, infrastructure dollars into an eco-freak boondoggle light rail project between down town Minneapolis and the Minneapolis airport. The prject was called the "Hiawatha Light Rail Corridor". Maybe Minnesota politicians should of been tending to their existing infrastructure instead of wasting our money for political legacy building and prestige projects.
Using the currently stated cost for rebuilding the bridge at $250 million, for the cost of the light rail project this bridge could of been completely rebuilt from scratch 5 or 6 times during the 1990s.
This Hiawatha Light Railproject was largely the brain child of the Metropolitan Council . Either as the head of the council, or one of its most politically connected members, at the time was former VP Walter Mondales son Ted Mondale.
The sadly ironic thing here is the terminal for this billion dollar waste of state and Federal transportation dollars is about 1 mile from the bridge that collapsed.
Here is the link to the the website about the line. The bridge that collapsed is the one on the map where 35W crosses the blue line of the Mississippi River in the upper right of the map.
see what Zogby, no friend of President Bush finds in his poll -> just 3% of Americans approve of how Congress is handling the war in Iraq,
People have 8 TIMES MORE CONFIDENCE in President's handling.
All absolute FACTs. If only ANY of the MSM host or reporter do this research & report truthfully!
I hope Steffie in the Republican Debate asks the hard questions, like the Youtubers did, so we can get answers:
Who was your favorite teacher?
What was your favorite subject in high school?
At what age did you go on your first date?
What is your favorite book?
What is your favorite movie?
Who is your favorite actor?
Who is your favorite actress?
What is your favorite color?
Boxers or briefs?
Add an external hard drive to your recorder. I added a 300GB and I never worry about "room to record" anymore. They are relatively inexpensive these days.
My DVR has an internal 80GB and I was always having to delete stuff to make sure I had room to record.
Uh, speaking of the vote fraud as opposed to the normal, everyday debacle/frauds.
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