Casting Spicer is a huge mistake. And I think that's true regardless of what anyone's personal politics are--I think it's a mistake in all cases. This is different from casting someone named Palin who was at least arguably separate from her mother's decisions and consequences. Spicer is not related to someone controversial, he IS someone controversial who inherently will bring a firestorm to the show, either because you hate him and the things he said and did, or because you are of a mindset that the things he did and said were necessary, not his fault, or not what people say they were. It's honestly irrelevant which of those two things is true. Nothing good can come from this. And there was no good reason to cast him. Fans of his ex-boss likely weren't chomping at the bit to hear from Spicer again, because he was well and truly replaced by someone filling the same niche. And detractors of his ex-boss don't need Spicer around to toss barbs at, because if that's the inclination there are so many other places to do that besides this man. All this brings is conflict, and while admittedly TV thrives on conflict, this is not the TYPE of conflict that works with. As for Bergeron? I understand the "shut up and just host" point of view in talking about him, but I can't say I agree. Part of the reason he's such a popular host is that there's generally a sense that he's not only witty, but also not a fake or a poseur. Biting his tongue over this and having to see him grimacing and barely able to interact with a person he doesn't respect or want to deal with would totally be even worse than him expressing now, up front, how he feels. If Spicer actually were bringing anything necessary or positive to the show I'd say Tom should suck it up. But there's no way Spicer will.