Harrison replaces Kenneth Tomlinson, the buffoon who resigned in disgrace a few days ago, after he was caught padding PBS with propaganda from the Radical Right. I guess Tomlinson thought no one would notice when Masterpiece Theatre was replaced by Republican Prayer Breakfast.
According to the Washington Post, Harrison's sole qualification is that she's a Faithful Republican Hack:
Harrison, a former public relations executive who has no public broadcasting experience, was a co-chairman of the RNC from 1997 to 2001, and helped raise funds to elect party candidates, including President Bush, who appointed her to the State Department.Just goes to show .. you can't teach a Puppet new tricks. I'm waiting for Him to say: "You're Doin' a Heckuva Job, Patsy!"
Deep Thought #79: When the new Christianized Sesame Street debuts, expect Cookie Monster to lead prayer sessions, and Pat Robertson (replacing Big Bird) to order the assassination of Miss Piggy (in the name of Allah). Either that, or it'll turn into a 24x7 "Davey & Goliath" channel.