Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

On Friday, National Journal called Rand Paul “the Republican to watch in 2013.” He’s certainly the one to watch this morning: Amid an otherwise dreary Sunday a.m. field, he’ll be on Fox to chat about counterprogramming Marco Rubio after the SOTU, blocking John Brennan over drone strikes in the U.S., enraging his dad’s fans by voting no on Chuck Hagel, and panicking the GOP consultant class with the potential for a third-party run in 2016.

After Paul’s segment is over, switch to ABC and watch Dr. Ben Carson on “This Week.” The line-up via NJ:

Meet the Press hosts White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., former Rep. Gabby Giffords’, D-Ariz., husband Mark Kelly and California Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom

Face the Nation hosts White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

This Week hosts Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas and former Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Fox News Sunday hosts Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

State of the Union hosts Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., former Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio. and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.