For those who didn't catch the politically incorrect moment on CNN last night -- here's what happened. CNN had to know they were bringing a loose cannon on board when they invited Griffin to be a special guest with Anderson Cooper on the "New Year's Live" coverage. And not just because Griffin allegedly has the hots for Cooper and might blurt something personal like she did on Larry King Live.
After some minutes of cheery banter that were appropriate for the city-wide party mood of Times Square, Griffin suddenly stared into Cooper's eyes, still smiling, and shifted gears. But it wasn't a romantic blurt. She said, "When do we get to talk about politics?"
When Cooper smilingly demurred, she pressed on, still smiling, and asked. "What member of the Bush administration would you like to waterboard?"
You could feel the little gasp by 20 million viewers. Still holding onto his own party smile, The Coop stared back and said, "Kathy, you've gone over the line."
Not missing a beat, La Griffin fired back, "That's what I'm here to do."
Personally I find her D-List thing a bit one-note. I mean -- how many years can she go on telling us how mindless the tabloid celebrity scene is. Griffin is clearly a comedian in search of her best theme, and we all know she'll never be invited to MC the Oscars. After last night I think she should take up political humor. Better yet, a political talk show with Griffin hosting and the high and mighties being her guest... if they dare. Move over, Bill Mahr.