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Our Political Hip-Hopper

You know John Harwood? If you are a regular CNBCer, then you probably do. He's our Politics guy. Writes a fine blog and appears on our air to explain the ins and outs of government circus.

So I had this little Blackberry back and forth with him the other night. He wanted to put a picture on his blog and I was being obstructionist. Rights issues, permissions and such. Hey, the fun part of my job is saying "no" to creative and inspired ideas.

Anyway, he eventually secured permission. And here is the photo. And lo and behold ... It's Harwood with Will.i.am of Black-Eyed Peas fame!

What? I'd never normally put those two together.

Don't get me wrong. I love John (even when he disagrees with my decisions). And you can never quibble with his political analysis.

It's just now I have an image of our coat-and-tie John hip-hopping across a stage rapping out the lyrics "get it started ... get stupid ... don't worry 'bout it people we'll walk you through it ..."

Well, now that I think about it, it does sort of fit his beat. Anyway, enjoy the video ...