Brian Schweitzer, the populist former governor of Montana, has joined left-leaning MSBC as a contributor.
The Democrat is a staunch supporter of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project of Trans-Canada that could transport tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast.
As the current No. 1 celebrity cause of the environmental community, Keystone XL is anathema to the majority of MSNBC hosts and viewership.
Schweitzer will appear about twice a week, commenting on the state of the nation from a studio built at his home in Big Sky Country.
The two-time Montana governor is considering a run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
He’s knocked the coronation of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic standard-bearer, chiding her support for George Bush’s invasion of Iraq.
Schweitzer opposed the attack on Iraq.