From the Baltimore Sun:
Talking Head Division
Inside the Beltway Arena, Washington, D.C.
Robert Novak (1st seed) vs. Newt Gingrich (16th seed) – He may have helped to “out” CIA operative Valerie Plame, but he’s not flaming out. Top-seeded Bobbie “The Bulldog” Novak, despite some troubles this season, is supremely confident, as usual, as he goes up against “Nothing But” Newt Gingrich, who recently admitted that he was having an extramarital affair even as he pursued Bill Clinton on “Monicagate.” Bobbie reportedly has some secrets up his sleeve that, come tourney time, he just might disclose.
James Carville (2nd seed) vs.Al Sharpton (15th seed) – The decibel level is expected to hit the roof during this one, and that’s not even counting the fans.
Ann Coulter (6th seed) vs. Tony Snow (11th seed) – The right-wing pundit with locks of gold, a heart of steel and an acid tongue would really rather face a Democrat in her first-round match. Still, she’s determined to chew up anyone who gets in her way, including Tony, the White House spokesman with a record of being cool under pressure.
Tucker Carlson (8th seed) vs. Chris Matthews (9th seed) – Fleet of mouth, but not of foot, the bow-tied preppie who co-hosted CNN’s Crossfire may be too klutzy (based on his first-round elimination in last season’s Dancing with the Stars) to move on to the second round. Chris, the mouthy host of MSNBC’s Hardball, will use his usual full-court press in a game that is sure to be filled with interruptions.
It’s a pretty good idea.