One of the missions of the Monkey Cage is to bring a better understanding of political science to the punditocracy. But perhaps bringing political scientists to the punditocracy would be even better. And Rachel Maddow, who has just gotten her own show on MSNBC, has a “doctorate in political science”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Maddow from Oxford. I’m not aware of any other political science Ph.Ds who are card carrying political commenters – are there any? (of course there are political scientists like Larry Sabato who often provide quotes to the media, but I think that’s a different thing).