For Sunday, July 27, 2008

FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace opens with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice regarding Russia, the he turns to former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, supposed McCain veep shortlister.

This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos starts with SecDef Bob Gates to discuss Putin’s dangerous tantrum, then he turns to surrogates: Tom Daschle for Obama and Mitt Romney for McCain.

Meet the Press (NBC): Moderator Tom Brokaw talks to Rice regarding Russia then to surrogates: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, for McCain and Obama respectively.

Face the Nation (CBS): Host Bob Schieffer watches as Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Senator Evan Bayh surrogate for McCain and Obama respectively.

Late Edition (CNN): Host Wolf Blitzer talks Gates a Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili; then he turns to Bill Richardson and Dick Lugar, CFR Chairman Emeritus Pete Peterson, and his usual cast of thousands.

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They’ll cover the Georgia matter and then turn to surrogates. Can we read anything into the absence of Sunday morning favorite Joe Biden?