Well, there's one benefit to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's suspension as a paid FOX News commentator: He's free to appear on other networks.
Santorum, who was suspended along with Newt Gingrich because they are making serious moves toward running for the Republican presidential nomination, sat down with CNN's John King Wednesday night. He said that he respected Fox's decision, and that it won't affect his assessment of whether to run. (Fox will reinstate him if he gives his word by May 1 that he is not running).
Asked why he's the most qualified in the GOP field, Santorum said he was a "consistent conservative when it wasn't cool." He also told King that he was "fighting the reform battles that a lot of the Tea Party are fighting now" back in the 1990s, including advocating changes to Social Security entitlements.