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Beyond Left And Right: Arianna And Mike Huckabee On Fox News (VIDEO)

Arianna visited Mike Huckabee’s eponymous show this weekend, finding plenty of common ground with the Fox News host and former Republican governor from Arkansas.

“Basically we went from a country that made things to a country that made things up: CDOs, credit default swaps, toxic derivatives,” said Arianna. “Wall Street became a casino. And we the taxpayers bailed them out. That’s where you and I agree.”

The pair also agreed on the problems with Fannie and Freddie, the need to improve America’s crumbling infrastructure, and even shared some quips about their accents.

Phi Beta Iota: This is the first sign we have seen of intelligent life in broadcasting–if these two decent people can extend the dialog and maintain the focus on reality-based affordable holistic policy, they could be game-changers.