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I proudly return to cable news to talk NY/NJ infrastructure aka Chris Christie

A lovely view of 30 Rock from the streets. Lots of cameras up in there!

A lovely view of 30 Rock from the streets. Lots of cameras up in there!

It's been a while since I've mouthed off on cable news about anything, and it was nice to return to Chris Hayes's show on MSNBC to think out loud about NJ Governor Chris Christie's presidential prospects in light of the George Washington Bridge controversy.

I joined Sam Seder and the actually, truly, legendary Charles Pierce (of Esquire Magazine). Happy fun times via moving images and recorded sound below. 

I banter with Melissa Harris (no relation to Rick) Perry on MSNBC

This was so much fun. Last night, I got to join friend, awesome person and America's Substitute Teacher Melissa Harris Perry as she covered in for Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's The Last Word. They invited me on to talk a bit about The Onion's political coverage. It felt like an on-air tweetup. I wish we could do this on every Whiskey Friday.

I also have to add that doing cable news segments in which I'm in the same room and at the same table as the host is so much more fun and human than the disembodied, Futurama, talking head-in-a-box method. I don't mind being a talking head. I'd just prefer not to be a talking head in a box.

BTW, you're going to want to mark your calendars. Tuesday October 4 at 10pm is the return of Onion News Network on IFC. This year, the news is even less merciful.

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My segment on Keith Olbermann last night: Texas as a Tea Party State

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Yesterday afternoon, I made my debut on Keith Olbermann for his top story: the recent flipping of two Democratic state reps in Texas has given that state's extreme right wing Republican Party a supermajority in the legislature; that's 101 of 150 seats. Olbermann's point was that this development makes Texas the first "Tea Party State," and I was invited on to help him imagine, comedically and legitimately, what that might look like.

Many of you may not know or remember, but I was a precinct captain for the Obama campaign in Dallas. Here are some of my posts from that era. Thanks to Team Olbermann for having me on