When former Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned, we couldn’t blame him. However, we knew we would miss him. He provided us countless moments of hilarity that made the White House press briefings something you actually looked forward to watching. Plus, he contributed to the creation of Melissa McCarthy’s skit on Saturday Night Live.
However, if you thought he would retire quietly into the night, wrong!
Page Six reported Spicer has signed with a top television attorney after speaking with many networks to negotiate a TV deal.
‘Sources say Spicer signed with Barnett and Michael O’Connor of Williams & Connolly Thursday after taking meetings with all the major TV and news networks including NBC, CBS and Fox News last week.’
No, this does not mean he will be on Dancing With The Stars – as much as we’d love to see it. Apparently, he’s not a good dancer, and he stated he was going to be busy in the fall. However, it does mean he’ll likely be on a major news network providing us with some sort of entertainment. Bob Barnett has represented countless news personalities, many of which dish the entertainment out at Fox News. A few include Neil Cavuto, Brit Hume, Brian Williams, and Steve Doocy.
He’s also handled several book deals including former presidents, first ladies, and the infamous Sarah Palin. Yes, there are also rumors of a book deal.
‘Sources say Barnett and O’Connor will be representing Spicer for all post White House TV deals, business consultancies and speaking appearances. There is also talk of a potential book deal.’
It’s very likely Spicer could sign with Fox News to host some sort of show or at least regularly contribute. Former President George W. Bush’s press secretary Dana Perino is the host of Fox’s The Five.
Honestly, it would be a smart move on Fox News’ part if they brought Spicer on. Ever since the departure of Bill O’Reilly, their evening line up hasn’t been the greatest. It’s not all that unreasonable to guess that Spicer could take the 7 p.m. slot that belongs to Martha MacCallum and pair her back up with her former partner Bill Hemmer on America’s Newsroom.
However, replacing Jesse Watters on The Five would be even better. The show is known for always having one Democrat in the mix of three Republicans, and Libertarian Greg Gutfeld. Previous Democrats who appeared on the show include Juan Williams and formerly Bob Beckel. When the Fox lineup made major changes due to the multiple sexual harassment scandals going on, Eric Bolling on The Five was replaced with Jesse Watters, and Bolling was given his own show. Watters adds little to the conversation and comes off as an obnoxious frat boy who has consistently made inappropriate remarks on the show. Replacing Watters would be doing the show a favor, and anyways, who doesn’t want to see Spicey get into a fist fight with Juan Williams or any other Democrat for that matter? The show can occasionally get heated, and Spicy could bring that heat. His nickname is, after all, Spicey.
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