It’s rare that a Sunday-show feeding frenzy over the scandal du jour doesn’t include at least one surrogate to defend the pol who’s caught in the middle, but that’s where we are this morning. The closest thing to a member of Team Christie that you’ll find is Reince Priebus on “Meet the Press,” who’ll do what he can to protect the Great Establishment Hope from blowing up on the 2016 launchpad.

Meanwhile, on “Face the Nation,” Marco Rubio is the only scheduled guest. He’s there to talk about poverty but his take on the House GOP’s new immigration initiative is more important for the moment. The full line-up is at Politico.