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Campbell Brown has been on CNN for the last two years

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Which I now know because she’s leaving.

And you’ll never guess who’s rumored to replace her! Okay, you might guess, but only if you have a finely tuned sense of the absurd. Yeas & Nays says:

Insiders are buzzing about how Brown’s falling ratings may lead CNN U.S. President Jonathan Klein to eat his words and bring back a “head-butting debate” show he once detested ala “Crossfire.”

The network is even considering bringing in disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a friend of Klein, to panel the show. Spitzer has been a guest on Brown’s show and filled in for MSNBC’s anchor Dylan Ratigan’s show Monday afternoon.

When Yeas & Nays reached out to Spitzer about the possibility of joining the team, he briskly shut it down saying, “Nope. Nope.”

Well, that settles it, then. But on the slight chance that Eliot Spitzer would be deceitful and he really is joining CNN, how much will he improve on Brown’s ratings?

By the way, not to kiss up to the boss, but how much higher were Crossfire‘s ratings than… whatever’s in that time slot now?

Jim Treacher