Fox News has a new liberal whipping boy.

Former OH-10 Congressman Dennis Kucinich has signed on with Fox News in a multi-year deal to become a regular contributor. He debuts tomorrow on The O’Reilly Factor at 8pm.  Here’s a quick preview:

In the press release announcing the deal, Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes had this to say:

“I’ve always been impressed with Rep. Kucinich’s fearlessness and thoughtfulness about important issues.  His willingness to take a stand from his point of view makes him a valuable voice in our country’s debate.”

Let me translate that for you:

“I’ve always thought Dennis would make a great token liberal on Fox.  His willingness to let us use him in this way makes him a valuable addition to our overwhelmingly slanted news coverage.”

Congratulations, Dennis.  You’re the new Alan Colmes – which isn’t entirely fair to Alan as he was always more of a moderate.  We’re sure Dennis will give the red meat Fox News fans more of a liberal to hate, but we’re going to also guess that he doesn’t get much leash.

Should be interesting to watch…which is precisely the point.