If you didn't watch Monday's AC360 you are probably scratching your head over the title of this post. Yes, I know Groundhog Day is in February and this is June but think Groundhog Day...the movie. This is the first AC360 that I can ever remember where the second hour was an exact replay of the first. I rewound and rechecked my TIVO several times because I thought it was playing tricks on me. Nope, it was definitely a repeat. With all the rumors floating around about a shake up in CNN's programing it makes me wonder what's on the horizon. Enough speculation, let's get onto the show.
-God Bless Richard Lugar....maybe, oh please...could this be the beginning of the end of our occupation of Iraq? Let's hope Lugar leads the charge for other Republican to break away from the White House.-Oh no....Michael Ware is back in Iraq. As Jack Cafferity said today 'CNN is lucky to have him on the ground in Iraq, but it's hard to understand why he keeps going back'. I'm glad he's reporting from Iraq, no one knows the country and the war better, but I do worry for his safety. On a personal note I could listen to him talk all night long. That accent is luscious.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
-Anderson asked David Gergan 'Is the administration trying to backpedal on this (Iraq surge)' Of course the administration is backpedaling. When they aren't backpedaling about Iraq they are lying about Iraq. Many months ago I heard a retired general say the US won't cut and run but the best we can hope for is to trim and tiptoe. I've still got my fingers crossed.
-Nice to see that the press isn't going to let the Cheney story go. AC first reported it on Thursday night's show and the issue hasn't cooled down over the weekend. Cheney is a bully and when I heard that Rice and Powell were, at times, afraid to approach him I wasn't surprised.
-I think most of us expected the Jesse Davis case to end the way it did, but it doesn't make it any less heartbreaking. All we can do is pray for her family and her son.
-Great to see Tom Foreman back from his vacation. Let's hope he finds a few minutes to answer our questions in the next week or two. Lots of laughs in Monday's Raw Politics, but some good information about the Supreme Court decision on campaign finance.
-A Ron Burgundy quote when AC bantered with Erica? I swear, as I think Annie Kate said previously, Anderson would be brutal to play Trivial Pursuit against.
-The Brian Bowlsey /Tammy Duckworth interview done by Sanjay was one of those stories that fuel my hatred for this war and our president even more. When will it end?
Did anyone catch Inside the Actor's Studio on Bravo Monday night? James Lipton did an amazing job, as he always does, interviewing Angelina Jolie. It was quite the contrast from Anderson's interview, not better... not worse, just different.