Fox-ification Part 2
CNN continues to troll the Bush White House for talent.
Frances Fragos Townsend, who recently stepped down as President Bush’s chief anti-terrorism and homeland security adviser, is joining the network as analyst for national security issues.
She’s got two decades in intelligence and criminal justice, chairing the Homeland Security Council, serving as deputy national security adviser and working with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Justice Department for both the Bush and Clinton administrations.
“This is a critical time for our country,” Mrs. Townsend said, who is anxious to tell her newfound global audience about the insidious threat of terrorism.
“She adds an important dimension to CNN’s coverage of one of the central questions in the presidential election: How safe are we?” said CNN President Jonathan Klein.
Mrs. Townsend joins Tony Snow, former white House spokesman and longtime Fox News host, who went to CNN last month as a political commentator.