Lately, cable news networks seem to be snapping up washed-up politicians as bloviators faster than K Street can recruit them to subvert the public will by distributing cash on Capitol Hill.
Former South Carolina Republican congressman Trey Gowdy, known as much for his bad hair as for his failed, yet incredibly expensive, efforts to nail Hillary Clinton over Benghazi and e-mail servers, is the latest.
He’ll be a contributor to Fox News during its daytime news programming and night-time entertainment block.
He’ll join former Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz, another failure in the “Get Clinton” sweepstakes offering up hi-test gas to fill time.
Gowdy will also join a roster of other politicians turned cable gasbags.
There’s retired Sen. Jeff Flake at CBS News; defeated ex-Sen. Claire McCaskill at NBC News and MSNBC.
Not to be left out, CNN recently brought on former Ohio Gov. and 2016 GOP presidential candidate John Kasich, failed Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, and ex-Reps. Mia Love (R-Utah) and Luis Guiterrez (D-Illinois).
Somewhere, they might even insert some honest-to-god news amidst the puffed-up punditry.