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Parker Spitzer: The Arranged Marriage

NEW YORK -- They are, somewhat self-consciously, an odd couple, the northern pol and the southern belle, the prosecutor and the journalist, the man trying to recover from disgrace and the woman graciously forgiving his sins.

"I bring the everyday American perspective to the table," says Kathleen Parker. "I get 'em. I've been living with them."

"I'm not gonna concede that we aren't real Americans up here in the big urban," says Eliot Spitzer.

"I'm not saying New Yorkers aren't. I'm just saying you aren't."

Read more about the odd couple thrown together to launch a prime-time CNN show Monday night and about how the disgraced ex-governor is trying to redeem himself through television.

By Howard Kurtz  | October 3, 2010; 10:00 PM ET
Categories:  Latest stories, Television, Top story  | Tags:  Ashley Dupre, CNN, Client 9, Eliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker, Parker Spitzer, prostitution  
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"I bring the everyday American perspective to the table," says Kathleen Parker.

Really, Ms. Parker? Have you lost your job recently? Do you have health insurance? I know we all have trouble keeping our Pulitzer's dust free, but give me a break.

You're just spouting a republican talking point.

Posted by: rogied25 | October 3, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

Since when did Ms. Parker have to forgive Mr. Spitzer? If I recall correctly, she's not his wife or one of the voters of New York.

Furthermore, she certainly can't bring my viewpoint to the table because I actually want reforms of healthcare and the financial markets. I may also add that I don't view New Yorkers as some sort of alien species...and I'm also from the South (Mississippi).

Posted by: | October 4, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

Why do we have to click on another link to read the column?

Posted by: subwayguy | October 4, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Spitzer's first assignment should be to interview Sen. Vitter on the evils of prostitution.

Posted by: Garak | October 4, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone else find it "perverse" that CNN heavily promotes a "former John" and fires a Latino who was critical of them for being bigoted? Since when was "thinking with what you sit on" qualifications for being an anchor? Spitzer may wind up having CNN beg Sanchez to come back and be tazed again so they can get some ratings. How about CNN is not bigoted, they are just stupid.

Posted by: nb3c | October 4, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse


I'd rather listen to Mr. Spitzer any day and all day than Ms. Parker or almost anyone else of CNN.

Mr. Spitzer is extremely smart and has a point of view. So he screwed up. Who hasn't?

In my opinion, the rest are nothing that hacks and shills.

As a matter of fact, just give Spitzer the entire show.


Posted by: DickeyFuller | October 5, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Howard this is great, keep plugging those CNN shows. Just like your cross-pollinate your CNN show on Sunday with lots of Washington Post reporters.

Keep your bread buttered good man!!

Posted by: krush01 | October 5, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

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