A Sunday-show line-up with nary a Trump-related guest in sight? Seems impossible in summer 2015 but it’s true: As I write this on Saturday afternoon, the chat-show schedule is dominated by Hurricane Katrina retrospectives and presidential also-rans. At the intersection of the two sits Bobby Jindal, who performed conspicuously well during the crisis in 2005 as a freshman rep before going on to become governor and now a member of the 2016 field. He’ll be on “This Week” and “Face the Nation” to discuss Louisiana’s recovery and to hammer Hillary for her repulsive comparison of pro-life Republicans to terrorists. It’s a perfect occasion for Jindal to show off the two sides of his political persona, one the experienced wonk with many years of policymaking already under his belt and the other the guy lately known for serving chunks of red meat to social conservatives in hopes of building momentum before Iowa.
If that doesn’t grab you, Scott Walker will be on “Meet the Press,” trying to right the ship before it takes on any more water from the Trump tsunami, while Chris Christie will be the lead guest on “Fox News Sunday.” Believe it or not, a year ago it didn’t seem wildly implausible that the GOP race might boil down to those two guys. A year later, they’re at 10 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll — combined. Ben Carson’s take: 12 percent. The full line-up is at the AP.