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George Mason law student Alex Mitchell takes a look at the guest list for the Sunday chat shows in 2009 and comes up with this:

As usual women and minorities get the short end of the stick. But mainly that seems to be due to an entirely unrelated underlying cause: the overwhelming preference of talk show bookers for senators instead of House members. The people’s chamber just doesn’t get any respect.

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