What a joke:
Meet the Press this Sunday:
Sunday, Nov. 12
Two key leaders of the new, closely-divided Senate will join us in exclusive interviews: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) & Sen. Joe Lieberman (I/D-CT) discuss the midterm election results, the Iraq war, the Gates nomination and setting the stage for 2008.
Lieberman a key leader in the Senate? And McCain isn't part of the Republican mainstream (Trent Lott would be a better pick).
These two guys are of a passing generation, not part of the new political dynamic, and an embarrassment in many ways (McCain on torture, Lieberman for being a pompous ass). What the hell are they doing on the show?
UPDATE: Think Progress has is right:
First Post-Election Meet the Press Features Exclusively Pro-War Politicians
ABC's This Week has Carl Levin and Joe Biden, who are going to be influential in the next Senate. Even Fox News Sunday has Howard Dean and Dan Bartlett, who are in the thick of things.
Meet the Press is becoming more irrelevant with every week.
The role of Lieberman in setting up Democratic control of the Senate will be most interesting. Presumably Joe has some bargaining chips and may wish to be revengeful, employ muscle, to defend his undefendable record on Iraq. Joe's position may have been tempered by Rummy's "resignation", however.
Russert may be trying to promote a McCain/Lieberman ticket for 2008. But Iraq would present a humongous blot on their credentials.
It's who they could get.
There were hundreds of electoral races Nov. 7. Given the perception by some that vote totals in the 2004 presidential race were electronically jiggered -- since they differed from the exit polls, I ask: What was the biggest difference between exit polls and tallies Tuesday? Given the meme that exit polls don't work, should we not expect them to continue to not work? Given the meme that Democrats are said to be more likely to answer exit polls, should we not expect to see an even larger -- and more widespread -- effect in Tuesday's result?
The real work and the real news is not with the Neo-Whigs, Macain and Liberman. The real, but unreported news is going to very much the process of reinvigorating and incorporating a demanding and capable electorate.
Macain and Liberman are as old school as Elvis impersonators.
The campaign is going to be all web, all IPod, all the time.
I am now starting my second 60 years of being the iconoclast. I just heard a Black Sabbath sample on a Nissan Commercial - talk about ol'school.
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