Faced with a choice of rehashing the stale Bob Woodward drama and the very, very, very stale sequester doomsaying, the Sunday shows decide to kill two birds with one stone: Gene Sperling will appear on NBC and CNN to bash the GOP on sequestration and then field questions about what he meant by “regret” in his e-mail to Woodward. Meanwhile, Woodward himself will be on CBS to try to explain why Obama and his team hate the media that adores them.
Speaker John Boehner will give the House GOP’s perspective on Meet the Press, while Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling will represent the White House and answer questions about his now-public spat with the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, will join the show’s panel.
Sperling also will appear on State of the Union, joined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Woodward will give his side of his conflict with Sperling on Face the Nation. The show will also feature discussion of the budget battles with Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, will preview the upcoming papal elections.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Sperling, and Mia Love, the Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, will appear on This Week.
On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace will sit down with Mitt and Ann Romney for their first post-election interview.