Weeks of relentless bad news for America require a visit to the Sunday shows by a White House A-lister to do damage control. That means Biden’s de facto prime minister, Ron Klain, is booked for “State of the Union” this morning to discuss, well, everything. The U.S. has more COVID cases this Labor Day than it had last Labor Day; the latest jobs report was a miserable bust; we stranded American citizens and the majority of Afghan SIV holders during our frantic bugout from Kabul; New Orleans is still without power due to Hurricane Ida; Biden’s infrastructure package is suddenly hanging by a thread thanks to Joe Manchin; and the president’s job approval has slipped to Trumpy levels.
Other than that, though, the past month has been great.
Klain will do his best to put on a happy face and hopefully clarify what’s going on with booster shots, which were supposed to begin two weeks from now until they turned into another fiasco for the administration.
Speaking of which, Anthony Fauci will try to sort through the booster mess with “Face the Nation.” And Amy Klobuchar will follow Klain on “State of the Union” to discuss the odds of Congress codifying Roe v. Wade in the wake of SCOTUS’s decision to let Texas’s new abortion law take effect. Spoiler: Those odds are zero. The full line-up is at the AP.