The hallmark of Sunday morning political programming is redundancy, but not today. Looks like each of the big four is going in a different direction — NBC will talk budgets, Fox will cover women in combat, ABC will do immigration, and CBS will handle gun control. Expect Paul Ryan to elaborate on the idea that sometimes “prudence” is the best way to thwart Obama. He’ll also discuss the future of the GOP, which, if Gregory’s doing his job, will require a rebuttal to Bobby Jindal’s point on Thursday night that spreadsheets and powerpoints about federal spending are a losing message. If you’re not up for that, you’ve got McCain on “This Week” making the evergreen case for amnesty and Dianne Feinstein on “Face the Nation” bravely trying to explain how her assault-weapons ban won’t end up in the Senate’s trash bin the moment she brings it to the floor.
The line-up via National Journal:
Meet the Press hosts Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Heritage President Jim DeMint and NAACP CEO Ben Jealous
Face the Nation hosts NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
This Week hosts Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz.
Fox News Sunday hosts former Congressional candidate and first female combat pilot Martha McSally, ret. Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin
State of the Union hosts ret. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former CIA Director Michael Hayden, Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker