Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is making the turn from politician to pundit, with a new show called “The War Room” scheduled to launch in January, taking the slot after Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown.”
According to the show teaser:
From the caucuses to the campaign trails to Capitol Hill, “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” will shed light on the Election 2012 news of the day and will feature in-studio commentary by political insiders, campaign veterans, opinion leaders and newsmakers whose unique perspective will inform and inspire. Granholm, an outspoken and passionate political leader, was the first woman elected governor in Michigan. During two terms as governor, she pioneered the state through an economic storm, strengthening its auto industry, preserving the manufacturing sector, and adding new, emerging sectors, such as clean energy.
Each night, Granholm will present a dynamic, fun and informative show that actively engage viewers with a blend of smart analysis and relevant commentary from guests on the cutting edge of politics, business and entertainment.
Current TV is a special broadcast project of former Vice President Al Gore, and Gore couldn’t resist putting Granholm in her own starring role. “Very few people can articulate the issues the way she does,” Gore told the Lansing State Journal. “We were blown away by the way she just lit up the room and just took control.”
Gore also told the paper that if it weren’t for her being born in Canada, he wouldn’t have been surprised if she had ended up being the first female president.
Gore isn’t the only big fan of Granholm’s new gig. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also had plenty of praise for the former Governor, congratulating her via twitter.
Meanwhile, Granholm is anxious to hit the ground running. “Democrats will love it. The far right will hate it. Those in the middle will appreciate it. I can’t wait to get started.”
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