I figured Kerry, Susan Rice, or maybe even Biden would be available this morning to chat about Ukraine. Nope: Just Hagel on “Face the Nation,” and he was likely booked earlier in the week to discuss military downsizing, not Crimea and the future of NATO. The White House must have concluded that there’s no way to spin “uncontested arrival” with a straight face so they might as well limit the damage to Hagel, whom no one takes very seriously in the first place. Good thinking, I hate to admit.

Elsewhere, Lindsey Graham will be on “State of the Union” to explain why America’s not being nearly bellicose enough and Ben Affleck will drop by “This Week” to answer questions on Congo and why on earth he thinks he can get away with playing Batman. The full line-up is at Politico.