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As the first month of Barack Obama's Presidency comes to an end, a new Harris poll finds that he's bigger than Jesus.

However, not everyone is a believer.

Alan Keyes, for one, doesn't even believe that Obama is eligible to be President.

And former derivatives trader and current CNBC analyst Rick Santelli doesn't believe in Obama's plan to keep "the losers" in their homes.

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs doesn't believe that Mr. Santelli knows WTF he's talking about.

Morning lineup:

Meet the Press:  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R); Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R); Roundtable with: Al Hunt (Bloomsberg), Michele Norris (NPR), and Becky Quick (CNBC).

This Week: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R); Roundtable with: Paul Krugman (The New York Times), Economics Professor Nouriel Roubini (NYU Stern School of Business), and George Will (ABC News).

Face the Nation: HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan; New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D); Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R); Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D).

Fox News Sunday: Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D); Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D); South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R); Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R); Roundtable with: Brit Hume (Fox News), Mara Liasson (NPR), Bill Kristol (The Weekly Standard), and Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R); Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Arnold Schwarzenegger; Shaun Donovan; "Good Morning America" Anchor Robin Roberts.

The Chris Matthews Show: Norah O'Donnell (MSNBC); John Heilemann (New York magazine); Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post); Gloria Borger (CNN).

Fareed Zakaria GPS: Retired Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan; Minxin Pei (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace); Author Kishore Mahbubani; Shekhar Gupt (Indian Express); Nobel Laureate in Economics Joseph Stiglitz; Nobel Laureate in Economics Edmund Phelps; Dr. Jeff Sachs (Columbia University's Earth Institute).

Primetime viewing:

60 Minutes will focus on the debate on lowering the drinking age.

The National Geographic channel will explore Hitler's Hidden City.

The 81st annual Academy Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast on ABC beginning at 8 pm EST. E!'s red carpet coverage starts at 6 pm EST. Nikki Finke @ Deadline Hollywood will be liveblogging the event.

Note: Nate Silver aka poblano made his Oscar predictions in a feature article in this week's New York magazine.


"The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" were both in reruns last week, so there are no new clips to share with you. Instead, here's Jon Stewart's infamous 2004 "Crossfire" appearance:

Both shows will be back with new episodes this week.

The Daily Show

  • Monday: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
  • Tuesday: Comedian Ricky Gervais.

  • Wednesday: Actor Tom Selleck.

  • Thursday: NBC News Anchor Brian Williams.

The Colbert Report

  • Monday: Author Helen Fisher ("Why Him? Why Her?").
  • Tuesday: Author Cliff Sloan ("The Great Decision").

  • Wednesday: Mayor of Braddock, PA John Fetterman.

  • Thursday: Actor/Musician Kris Kristofferson.


It's hard out here for a pimp.

Newly elected RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele plans an “off the hook” public relations offensive to attract younger voters, especially blacks and Hispanics, by applying the party's principles to “urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”

The RNC's first black chairman will “surprise everyone” when updating the party's image using the Internet and advertisements on radio, on television and in print, he told The Washington Times.


Girl, you'll be a woman soon.

Bristol Palin, the 18-year-old daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, told Fox News in her first interview since giving birth that she would like to be an advocate against teen pregnancy.

"Everyone should wait 10 years," Palin said. "I hope people learn from my story."


And, speaking of the Governor from the great state of Alaska:

"I don't know where she's going to be. You'll be stuck with me. There will be no glamour, certainly no snappy dressing. I brought my best two pairs of jeans. There's a little bit of a horse shit stain by the knee. But I've been washing that stuff out."

- Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) at the National Governors Association meeting.


And so it was written.

- Trix

Postscript: Sen. Ted Kennedy's 77th birthday is today. You can sign a birthday card for him here.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Feb 21, 2009 at 09:29 PM PST.

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