Spin Cycle

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Oh, good. We'll be getting more opportunities to hear from disgraced ex-Gov. Eliot 'Savant' Spitzer, the comeback-riveted power player who gave reform a bad name with his stunning lack of common sense during his brief tenure. We know we need him on the public scene because that's what he tells us. This comes in today from CNN:

"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Kathleen Parker and former New York governor Eliot Spitzer will co-host a spirited, nightly roundtable discussion program on CNN/U.S., it was announced today by Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S. The new program, set to debut this fall, will air weeknights at 8pm Eastern time.

Spitzer, a legendary prosecutor and progressive governor, and Parker, an iconoclastic conservative commentator, will host a dynamic exchange of opinions and analyses – their own, and those of their guests and regular contributors – on the most important, compelling and amusing stories of the day.

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“Other cable news channels force-feed viewers one narrow, predictable point of view; in contrast, CNN will be offering a lively roundup of all the best ideas – presented by two of the most intelligent and outspoken figures in the country,” said Klein. “Eliot and Kathleen are beholden to no vested interest – in fact, quite the opposite: they are renowned for taking on the most powerful targets and most important causes.”

Again, we've gotta ask: Shouldn't this guy be working overnight dispatching cabs for a while to get a little common-world experience?