If I had enough energy, I might send CNN some silly putty over this:
Prominent conservative commentator and RedState.com editor Erick Erickson will join CNN as a political contributor, appearing primarily on CNN’s new show John King, USA¸ the network announced Tuesday.
Erickson, a self described “obsessive news junkie” who grew up in Dubai and rural Louisiana, will also provide perspective and commentary on other programs across the network.
“Erick’s a perfect fit for John King, USA, because not only is he an agenda-setter whose words are closely watched in Washington, but as a person who still lives in small-town America, Erick is in touch with the very people John hopes to reach,” said Sam Feist, CNN political director and vice president of Washington-based programming.
You know what, though? This is about what would I expect from a show called “John King, USA”.
Update. The more I think about it, the more I realize this would piss me off a lot more if I were a Republican. As it is, I think it’s mostly funny. But if they added Jane Hamsher, I would be livid.