Now that Jeff Zucker has officially arrived to shake up CNN, there were bound to be major on-air changes. I’m all in favor of Zucker’s decision to bring Chris Cuomo over from ABC News to co-anchor a new morning show with Erin Burnett (about whom I’m less enthusiastic). While I hope he finds a new slot for Soledad O’Brien, I’m crossing my fingers that he sends Margaret Carlson packing; she sounds like a person who’s just inhaled helium and I cannot understand a word she says.
What I’m sad about is that the odd couple of odd couples, Mary Matalin and James Carville, will be leaving CNN. Apparently, Zucker wants his pundits to appear in the studio and Mr. and Mrs. Matalin-Carville live in Louisiana and have been doing remotes. I’ll miss them. I found them endlessly entertaining. Talk about a bipartisan marriage. Maybe they’ll turn up on another network and I can continue to watch them bicker. I wonder what they talk about when there are no cameras around. My guess is they discuss who’ll do the dishes and who’ll take out the garbage, just like the rest of us.