Ed Morrissey may or may not be returning in the next couple of days after solving the world’s ills, but we’ll jump into the breach one more time to finish up the week with a bang. Today, at the 3 o’clock slot, we’ll talk with Bob Owens of Pajamas Media who was one of the first to break the Gunwalker scandal story. He’s going to bring us up to date on that and what we have to look forward to in the future.

At 3:30, we’ll have Phil Musser, senior strategist for the Pawlenty campaign on to talk about T-Paw’s recent bump in the polls, how the fundraising is going and what’s in store for the Iowa straw poll.

Then, in bonus minutes, the always popular and engaging Liz Mair will join us to discuss her latest editorial at The Daily Caller on the importance of elections. (Yes, even primary elections.)

The show is produced and made possible by the hard work of Chris, a.k.a. Duke of the dance, and the live chat during the show is under the watchful eye of Monster. The NOT Ed Morrissey Show and its dynamic chatroom can be seen on the permanent TEMS page — be sure to join us, and don’t forget to keep up with the debate on Ed’s Facebook page, too!

Also, Move America Forward has started its Troopathon effort for 2011, and Hot Air once again is sponsoring a blogger team in the competition! The Hot Air Steamers will square off against 5 other blogger teams — the COINS, Team 6, The Greyhawks, The Anti-Jihadists, and our friends at Free Republic on their own as The Freepers. The Steamers team includes Maggie’s Notebook, Lonely Conservative, and No Sheeples Here.

We’re combining up to sell care packages for our troops overseas. We’ll all take part in the Troopathon on June 23rd, when we’ll find out how the Steamers managed to do against our stalwart competitors — but this is one contest where everyone wins, especially the men and women who receive these packages and feel some small part of the support we all want to give them. Be generous, and thank you for your efforts!