The Ed Morrissey Show: Week in Review with Duane "Generalissimo" Patterson

Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we’ll take a look at the past week with Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show. Duane and I will celebrate Thanksgiving and talk turkey about the week in politics.  Should Michele Bachmann demand an apology from NBC for her intro on Jimmy Fallon’s show?  Should a few of the Republican presidential candidates stop showing up to the debates and give us all something to be thankful for in December?  What does the supercommittee’s failure mean?  All of this and more — and stay tuned for a preview of tonight’s Hugh Hewitt Show.

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As we prepare for Thanksgiving, let’s remember those families who will feel the pain of those who are missing.  That includes our great friend and Boss Emeritus, Michelle Malkin, who wrote this Thanksgiving column to remind us that her cousin Marizela has still not been located:

On March 5, my 18-year-old cousin disappeared from her University of Washington campus in Seattle. Marizela Perez—5-foot-5, 110 pounds, short black hair with brown/red highlights and bangs cut into an asymmetrical bob, wearing a dark hooded jacket, jeans and light brown suede boots—was last seen at a Safeway grocery that fateful Saturday afternoon.

Marizela walked out the door and up Brooklyn Ave., and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Civil War historian Drew Gilpin Faust once described the “aching hearts” of families of the missing “in which the dread void of uncertainty” remains. In the first days and weeks after Marizela went missing, this feeling completely engulfed her parents, relatives and friends near and far.

How to express the inexpressible?

She offers this intro to the column:

I’ve been taking time off this week and visiting with loved ones on the East Coast. Though it’s been a hellish year, we still have so much to be grateful for — and my column this week is dedicated to many of the wonderful people who have helped in the ongoing search for my missing cousin, Marizela. To all the readers, friends, and strangers who have shown their support: We cannot thank you enough. Blessings to you all. …

We have posted Marizela’s missing persons flyer, photos, videos and updates at The tip line number for citizens who may have any information that might aid in the search is 1-855-MARIZEL. Thank you.

When you sit with your families to give thanks for your blessings, offer a prayer for Marizela and her family.