What do Glenn Beck and CNBC correspondent Rick Santelli have in common? Well, other than being closely linked with the birth and rise of the Tea Party, they both have an apparent love for writing boards.
See Santelli use a whiteboard to discuss how inflation tops 8 percent for "everyday" prices (via CNBC):
Oh, we should also point out that Santelli isn't the first to "go Glenn Beck," as Business Insider puts it. GOP strategist Karl Rove was doing this back in Dec. 2011:
And yes, we know that a whiteboard is not quite the same as a chalkboard (and not nearly as, uh, "snazzy" as some of CNN's toys) but that's not stopping us from seeing shades of Beck in the Santelli segment.