Have you been wondering if North Carolina "Blue Dog" Democrat Heath Shuler is going to follow through on his recently suggested plan to challenge -- and later lose to -- Nancy Pelosi for House Minority Leader? I imagine that maybe one of you might! Well, here's a hot scoop from The Hill: Heath Shuler still exists, and at some point, he might do something on the teevee, unless he doesn't.
Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), who threatened to challenge Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for minority leader after the Nov. 2 election, may launch his leadership bid on two high-profile cable news shows in the coming days.
Shuler is scheduled to address his leadership plans during appearances on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday and MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program on Monday.
That's the inside dope, y'all. Heath Shuler is going to go on television a couple of times. Maybe he will announce he is challenging Pelosi for the caucus' top spot. But maybe he won't. Maybe he'll just do what he's always done on television: throw hundreds of incomplete passes to open receivers.
Whatever happens, The Hill is pretty sure that someone will notice that something has happened, if and when it happens. Unless it doesn't happen, in which case it is possible that someone will notice the lack of something happening:
Shuler's appearances on CNN and "Morning Joe" will likely attract widespread media attention.
Seems a safe bet, considering the fact that CNN and MSNBC typically create a fair amount of "media attention" through a process called "broadcasting their teevee shows."