Harold Ford Jr. Now Under Even Greater Threat of Going Hungry


Harold Ford Jr., still on a leave of absence from his job as a vice-president at Merill Lynch, reassured a worried America a couple of weeks ago that he’s “still got a little NYU teaching job and some MSNBC,” so for a while he “can put food on the table,” and America breathed a sigh of relief. But wait — now NBC has suspended Ford as one of its political analysts while he mulls a Senate run against Kirsten Gillibrand, “meaning that the network is not currently paying him,” according to Politico. Oh, no! It looks like Ford will be subsisting primarily on spaghetti for the foreseeable future. [Michael Calderone/Politico]