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Lack of creativity? Unimaginative? Lazy? How are they going to do "he said, she said"? All they're going to have is "he said, he said, also."

CBS's "Face the Nation" will feature Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey who has been waging a fierce battle with the state's teachers union. (He has even accused the union of "using children like drug mules" in school elections.)


Several sources have told The Huffington Post that in addition to Christie, "Meet the Press" has preliminarily booked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and "Fox News Sunday" has booked Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R).

Greg Sargent tells us about who hasn't been invited to any Sunday parties, yet.

[L]abor officials are beginning to fear that none of them will be invited on this weekend to give voice to the labor point of view. This, even as tough-talking anti-union governor Chris Christie is set to do a major appearance on CBS on Sunday.

One AFL-CIO official tells me that reps for the AFL-CIO and other unions reached out to all the big three network shows -- ABC's This Week, NBC's Meet the Press, and CBS' Face the Nation -- to ask if they would invite on any labor officials. Thus far the answer has been cool to indifferent, the official says.

No labor officials have yet been booked to appear. Carin Pratt, the executive producer of CBS's Face the Nation -- which is hosing Christie -- seemed to suggest as much in an email. "We are doing Gov. Christie for part of the show, with probably a segment on Libya," she said. "We're not only talking about labor."

Officials at NBC and ABC both told me their lineups were not yet complete, and wouldn't say any labor officials had been booked, though that could conceivably change.

Since those lineups aren't yet complete, maybe that should change. I'm sure there are plenty of labor folks who have some free time Sunday.

Update: NBC announces that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka has been added to Meet the Press's roundtable. Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. John McCain are the main features. The others on the roundtable Sunday's show: Gov. Haley Barbour, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Lawrence O'Donnell, WSJ columnist Kim Strassel. The MTP version of balance.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 02:06 PM PST.

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