(ht ohdave) We don’t normally celebrate movement from DC to Columbus, but in this case I think we should. Cliff Schecter is coming to the Buckeye State. Who the hell is Cliff Schecter? Some expert. Never heard of him. [A joke you’ll get later]. Ya, never heard of him, which is odd. Guess I can’t keep up with everything. Like taking a sip from a damned firehose sometimes. From a quick look-see it appears Cliff is a pretty talented guy, major league overeducated type, camera pundit, and most of all it appears Cliff holds no quarter when going after wingnuts. Woohaa!

In case you are interested in bio type stuff, here it is:

Cliff Schecter has worked as a political consultant for numerous Democrats, including polling for the reelection of President Bill Clinton in 1996 and fundraising for the 2001 election of Virginia Gov. Mark Warner. More recently, he has provided regular political analysis for the FoxNews television program, Fox & Friends, and has also appeared on other Fox programming, as well as CNN, CNBC, CBC, National Public Radio and other news outlets. Schecter has also provided commentary as a political columnist for United Press International, and has authored articles for such other publications as The American Prospect, The Fordham Urban Law School Journal, TomPaine.com, The Washington Times and The Sacramento Bee. Cliff has a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania; this fall he begins his doctoral studies in American History as a Graduate Honors Fellow at American University in the Fall of 2004.

He’s a Huffer as well, and has a pretty good YouTube collection going. Pulled one out for ya’ll. It’s no dancing on barstools, but it’ll do:

So welcome Cliff. First pint on me. And just to poke at Jerid because I know he’ll ask, you are welcome to blog at Plunderbund anytime. In fact, we are looking for more Columbusites for the blog. Already got two lunatics and one defector. Holla at ya boy!

Seriously. Welcome to Cowtown. We’re gonna have some fun. Always fun in the O’sphere! I’m tempted to warn you about doing actual Dem. consulting work in-state, but I figure you’re smart enough to figure that out. Just google “de vellis” for a cautionary tale.