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Friday, March 16, 2007

I'm glad he lost
Posted by Jill | 9:19 PM
In case you needed further evidence that the DLC is Repub-lite, take a gander at Harold Ford, Jr.'s new job:

Former U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. is going to work for Fox News Channel as a political commentator, the network announced this morning.

Now heading the Democratic Leadership Council and working for Merrill Lynch, the former Congressman from Memphis was bested by Republican Bob Corker in the November election.

The following is the complete text of the press statement put out today by Fox News:

Former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. has joined FOX News as a political contributor to the network’s news programming, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX News. He will be under contract with FOX News to provide political commentary and analysis on international events and the 2008 election.

Harold Ford, Jr. served Tennessee in the United States Congress for 10 years. He earned a reputation of being one of the most dynamic leaders in the Democratic Party. Described by President Clinton as “the walking, living embodiment of where America ought to go in the 21st century,” Ford is now a Professor of Public Policy at Vanderbilt, Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council and Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch.

In making the announcement, Ailes said, “We are very happy that Harold Ford, Jr. will bring his independent voice and brilliant ability to analyze the issues to FOX News. His wealth of experience and insight will be key to FOX as we endeavor to stay on top of fast moving events around the world and here in our own country. The upcoming Presidential campaign will be one of the most interesting in our lifetime and Harold’s depth of knowledge and analysis about American politics will enhance the news we deliver to our viewers.”

Next up: Fox News Wednesday with Joe Lieberman.

(hat tip: Pam)

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