Back when President-elect Donald Trump was just "private citizen with his name on half of Manhattan" Trump, there was a touch of controversy surrounding a recorded conversation between Trump and Billy Bush.
Yes, we're the referencing the now-infamous "grab them by the p--sy" remark.
Obviously, the recording didn't have any real repercussions for Trump, who likely spent much of the weekend consulting a decorator on how to give the Lincoln Bedroom more of a "Liberace fever dream" vibe.
For Bush, however, it was a different story.
Shortly after the tape went public, Bush was fired from his job at The Today Show and eviscerated on social media.
There was a time when it looked as though the longtime TV personality would never again work in the media.
But then Trump got elected president.
Bush's fortunes didn't do a complete 180 after the election, and it seems unlikely that he'll ever again be hired by a mainstream media outlet like NBC.
However, he's no longer completely untouchable, and it now looks as though Bush will be returning to television sooner rather than later.
As you may know, Breitbart News executive and noted anti-semite Steve Bannon has assumed a top spot on Trump's transition team, and not surprisingly, he's eager to forgive Bush for his half of the conversation that forever changed the way we think about Tic Tacs.
Page Six is reporting today that Bush is being recruited by Breitbart as its top reporter on the entertainment industry.
Hollywood correspondent for an arch-conservative news outlet may seem like a gig dreamed up by the Mad Hatter during a bath salts binge, but insiders say it's really happening.
“They are trying to recruit Billy Bush,” says one source.
“They want to expand covering Hollywood in a big way — and think Billy would be perfect for the job.”
Of course, taking the job would mean going all-in as the Trump-approved entertainment journalist, which would make Bush about as welcome as welcome in Hollywood as a persistent case of pubic lice, but we're sure it beats sitting at home commiserating with Ryan Lochte.
Bush has yet to accept the gig, but he doesn't have a ton of options these days, so we're guessing he'll jump on it.
But who knows?
He might be holding out in hopes that Trump will offer him that sweet Secretary of Agriculture gig.