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Howard Dean joins CNBC - "That should terrify you"

By Jimmy Orr / March 23, 2009

Former DNC chief Howard Dean has joined the CNBC ranks as a contributor.

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It's a match made in heaven.

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Howard Dean and Rick Santelli on the same network? You bet.

It'll be the best duo since Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley performed as Chippendales.

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CNBC broke the news today that the former DNC chief is joining the network.

"That should terrify you," Dean said appearing on the set.

You see they don't want a sweet, sensitive, and meek little lamb joining their team. There's really no need for that - Jim Cramer's got that position covered. They want classic Dean.

"This is cable. You need to ratchet it up a little bit," Squawk Box host Jim Kernen told Dean.

He fit right in.

When Kernen mentioned to him, however, that they were a "balanced network," Dean made a crucifix with his hands and said, "Isn't there another network that uses that slogan?"

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