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Howard Dean as Talking Head

This is good PR for a network desperately in need. Deposed DNC chairman Howard Dean has found a new outpost as a pundit for CNBC. A source confirmed the gig to The Huffington Post, and Dean began his stint this morning with a guest hosting appearance. Dean has been an outspoken critic of the business practices that spiraled into the current mess, and his post-college days on Wall Street will (hopefully) prove informative. Although it's nice to imagine this is part of the channel's damage control, the source says the Dean deal was in place long before the verbal lashing by Jon Stewart.