Ah, the Olbermann hole. It's only been open for a few days, but there's already been a torrent of speculation as to who will ultimately fill the programming gap. And get this: the most current word on the street says that MSNBC has eyes only for Alec Baldwin.
"He's already part of the NBC family, has a huge fan base and is very respected for his long-term passions for politics," a source at the network told PopEater. Baldwin reportedly tops the "ultimate wish list" of Olbermann replacements for many reasons, not least of all the fact that he might actually do it. As Baldwin said on CNN recently,
"Yes, [the political game is] something that I'm very, very interested in. To quit [acting] now when it really feels good and doing it feels good would be an enormously difficult thing to do. However, I do believe that people want to believe that someone who deeply cares about the middle class … would like to seek public office."
And what better way is there to introduce yourself to the electorate than by cable news? Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and (gasp!) Keith Olbermann would all agree there is none.
But hey, let's hope that none of this ever happens, for 30 Rock's sake.