Spitzer has a CNN Partner?

The New York Post reporting on CNN and Eliot Spitzer is either starting to look like The National Enquirer on the John Edwards affair story…or like The National Enquirer on the Matt Lauer affair story. Can’t tell yet. Here’s the latest from Michael Shain…

Eliot Spitzer has found a new woman.

Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker is the “leading candidate” to share a new 8 p.m. show on CNN with the former governor, according to sources close to the talks.

Parker, 58, is probably best known for a column she wrote in September, 2008 calling Sarah Palin “out of her league” and urging her to get off the Republican ticket.

The show — which will air opposite Bill O’Reilly’s ratings juggernaut show on Fox News Channel — will be an updated version of CNN’s old “Crossfire” program.

It reportedly will feature a liberal — that would be Spitzer — and a conservative — Parker — butting heads on political issues.

CNN declined to comment yesterday.

“I’ve been talking to [CNN], but there’s nothing to report,” Parker told The Post.

10 Responses to “Spitzer has a CNN Partner?”

  1. bushleaguer Says:

    I don’t know about the chemistry, but I don’t see Kathleen Parker as a good fit….she is a Conservative, no doubt, but she is too moderate and, from what I’ve seen, polite to work well on a resurrection of Crossfire.

    If this happens, I can see people on the Right complaining about her in the same way folks on the Left would complain about Alan Colmes when he was on H&C.

  2. It looks like CNN wants a Crossfire-like show, but only if they have a Palin-hater for the conservative. THEY’RE NUTS!!! Do they really think they’ll get any conservatives to watch once they realize Parker hates Sarah Palin???

  3. joeremi Says:

    Parker doesn’t hate Palin. She just admits what everyone with eyes can clearly see: Sarah Palin is as dumb as a shoe.

  4. meggielou Says:

    … dumb as a shoe…

    That’s a new one for me, and beats “dumb as a rock”, I guess. I like it, Joe!

  5. missy5537 Says:


    God knows I am no fan of Sarah Palin, but once again I’m forced to come to her defense. Who the hell is Kathleen Parker to slam ANYONE in the conservative movement? She’s a lightweight herself, a self-proclaimed atheist, and a moderate, a RINO, etc. She constantly goes against mainstream conservatism. And I wouldn’t watch her even when O’Reilly is at his worst playing “devil’s advocate”.

    And Eliot Spitzer has all of a sudden regained his credibility? Who knew?

    And another thing – what’s with all of this talk of Spitzer having a “partner”, or a “work wife”? Since a woman was his downfall to begin with, shouldn’t he and any future employer be sure to keep him as far away from women as possible? A male-female scenario is not necessary – Hannity and Colmes, Buchanan and Press, Evans and Novak all did just fine!

  6. Call it what you like; conservatives won’t watch. A few years ago MSNBC and CNN decided to hire up a bunch of consrvatives and Republicans that were against the Iraq War. Now they think they can hire conservatives that hate Sarah Palin and still get more conservative viewers. They’ll get the same result.
    Campbell Brown is leaving so that CNN can try something new. My point was that CNN is NOT trying something new. I couldn’t care less how dumb you two – Maggie and Joe – think Sarah Palin is.

    And Missy – I think Spitzer makes it a sleeze fest.

  7. joeremi Says:

    … dumb as a shoe…

    Thanks, Meggie! It’s one of those phrases that just stuck with me. Somebody said it about (actress) Kim Basinger many years ago. It has a nice ring to it..

  8. joeremi Says:

    Missy, I have no idea why you feel the need to defend Palin. Dumb is one thing, but Palin considers it a “one of the people” virtue. I disagree.

  9. missy5537 Says:

    I defend her because people go WAY over the top when they slam her.

    Certainly she is no brilliant scholar or student of history or policy, but she’s no moron, either. People like Kathleen Parker, Tina Fey et al are inferior in intellect to her, and have no standing to go after her as they do.

  10. Sarah Palin is an average person with the ability and motovation to take a stand for what she belives in. You can like her or not thats up to you. Palin could care less if you oppose her beliefs, just don’t attack her family. She is and will be a force in politics for that very reason. Palin don,t change with the polls or whats popular for now.

    I know liberals don,t like her because of the things she has said in the politics arena concerning politicians and esp. the president, but thats fair game. As far as I know she has never made personal, dirty, out of bound comments about any politician.

    Some of the comments made on liberal blogs and news outlets are out right disgraceful,out out of context or outright lies.

    The only dumb person is the one making these viral off the wall comments.

    Maybe she want run for president and give all you ambushers a break, then you can move on to some other conservative candidate.

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