It should come as no surprise that the usual round of talk shows this morning will focus on the events in Colorado this week. But since simple coverage of a tragedy is never enough, expect to see a roundup of blame games and “lively discussion” about why we don’t have more gun control laws. There will also apparently be time for a bit of talk about the polls, who said what on the campaign trail and dancing horses.
Meet the Press (NBC): Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) plus a roundtable of David Brooks, Michelle Rhee, Bob Shrum, and Steve Schmidt
Fox News Sunday (FOX): Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Ron Johnson, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
This Week with George Stephanopoulos (ABC): Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Ed Rendell, George Will, Cokie Roberts, Joe Klein, and Jennifer Rubin.
Face the Nation (CBS): Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan, Congressman Ed Perlmutter. Roundtable TBA.
As a bonus, just to warm you up and let you know what’s on the mind of the The Week roundtable members, ABC offers up these pre-show thoughts from Cokie Roberts. They are titled, independently and objectively enough, Shame on the Republicans.