Columnist: Spitzer Would Need a ‘Work Wife’ at CNN

By Alex Weprin Comment

Spitzer061010.jpgThe rumors of Eliot Spitzer joining CNN continue, with the Washington Examiner claiming that the contract is already being written up. Daily Finance’s Jeff Bercovici has a suggestion for the network, if it actually gives Spitzer that “crossfire” type program that has been rumored: give Eliot a work wife.

Bercovici uses the example of Mika Brzezinski, who often serves as a friendly sparring partner with “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough:

But where Brzezinski is content to let Scarborough do most of the talking, Spitzer requires a more assertive antagonist — someone who, by verbally flogging Spitzer on camera, would symbolically punish him for his sins toward women and thereby cleanse him of any residual skeeviness viewers might feel toward him.

What do you think? Are there any conservatives that would fit the bill?