Weekend Watchdog

Terrance Heath

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information for the shows, so we can let them know what their viewers want asked. We’ll post a wrap-up here on the blog on Monday.

For Speaker Nancy Pelosi (ABC’s This Week): You were praised by Sen. John McCain this week as "an inspiration to millions of Americans," and has pledged to work with you after the election (one way or another). But when it comes to energy — and drilling, specifically — the Senator has parted ways with … himself, apparently. Why would McCain start out the 2008 election opposing offshore drilling (as he did in 2000, as well), only to flip even before the president lifted the ban? Which John McCain do you expect to work with after November, in any capacity?

For Sen. Lindsey Graham (Fox’s Fox News Sunday): John McCain’s latest campaign tactic is an attempt to portray Barrack Obama as "out of touch." Is this a risky strategy, likely to backfire on a candidate who thinks our economic woes was are merely psychological, who thinks eBay is the solution to those economic woes, who said the Iraqis didn’t want a timetable for withdrawal when it turned out they did, who isn’t clear on the timeline of events in Iraq himself, who isn’t sure which countries even border Iraq, who doesn’t know Shiite from Sunni, and who needs a cue card to remember the price of milk?

For Sen. Joe Lieberman (NBC’s Meet the Press):

LIEBERMAN: That’s why Senator Graham and I are introducing a resolution recognizing the strategic success that the surge has achieved in a central front – the central front of the war on terror against the enemies who attacked America on 9/11/01, and expressing our thanks to our troops who’ve made that success possible.

"The enemies who attacked America on 9/11/01" were from Iraq? Really?

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