Keith Olbermann hints at Anthony Weiner talk show on Al Gore's network

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That was fast.

Within hours after Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress, former MSNBC gabber Keith Olbermann suggested he may hire the soon-to-be-former New York lawmaker for a talk show on former Vice President Al Gore's fledgling television network, Current TV.

Olbermann, appearing on comedian Jimmy Fallon's late night television program Thursday night, was asked how long he thinks it would be before rival network CNN created a show for Weiner.

"Well, you know, I've got a nine o'clock show that I am probably going to hire somebody for," Olbermann told Fallon, referring to the space immediately after his upcoming new show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Current TV.

Fallon asked Olbermann if would hire Weiner.

"Eliot Spitzer is doing okay on CNN at eight o'clock," Olbermann replied with a smile.

Olbermann is likely just drawing attention for his own show, the first episode of which airs at eight o'clock on Monday, June 20.

Don't expect a show right away. Weiner announced his resignation on Thursday, but did not actually resign.

The earliest his resignation could become official is Tuesday, when the House of Representatives returns for business. And each day he delays, his pension grows.

The National Taxpayers Union, a Virginia-based group that advocates for lower taxes and smaller government estimated Weiner could receive a total retirement payment somewhere between $1.12 million and $1.28 million, depending on when he begins collecting checks.

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