Rosie O’Donnell Heading to MSNBC?

Rosie O'Donnell on MSNBC.

When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense.

After all, what could be better than three consecutive hours of leftwing invective starting with Chris Matthews, followed by Keith Olbermann, and ending with Rosie's ridiculous rants replete with repugnantly rude ruminations such as only she can regurgitate?

It's a liberal cable network's dream.

As reported by the New York Times Monday (emphasis added throughout, h/t NBer motherbelt):

Rosie O'Donnell, who abruptly left "The View" on ABC last spring after drawing attention and ratings for her opinions on everything from the Iraq war to her co-hosts, is in serious discussions to return to television atop a new soapbox: a prime-time show on the cable news channel MSNBC, according to executives on both sides of the negotiations who have been briefed directly.

Under one scenario, Ms. O'Donnell would be given the 9 p.m. slot each weeknight on MSNBC, where she would go head-to-head with two heavyweights of cable talk: "Larry King Live" on CNN and "Hannity & Colmes" on Fox News.

I don't know about you, but Rosie going head-to-head with Larry King and Sean Hannity is a visual I'd rather not consider so soon after supper. But I, I mean, digress:

Ms. O'Donnell alluded somewhat cryptically to a possible new job in a speech she gave at a book-signing on Sunday night in Miami, according to a report that appeared on a website, A podcast on that site described Ms. O'Donnell as saying that she would soon begin competing against "the guy with the suspenders and the long, long face," an obvious reference to Mr. King.

I don't know. Given her weight and overall appearance, with Christmas approaching, maybe Rosie was referring to Santa Claus.

Or is that too much digressing?

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