Like the Almighty, television provides for all. The sports-obsessed have SportsCenter. The politically obsessed have the McLaughlin Group. The Pamela Anderson Lee-obsessed have V.I.P. But for the investing-obsessed, no program is more beneficent than CNBC's "Squawk Box."

Yet, sadly, unworthy guest hosts on "Squawk" test our faith. What's duller than one who's "cautiously bullish"? What's the use of a host who lets CEOs drone on without asking them one cogent question? And what's with those ugly ties?

As a public service, we decided to ask you, our readers, to rate the "Squawk" guest hosts. Each day this week, we'll take a poll asking readers to rate the guest host in such categories as insight, interviewing skills, personality (or lack thereof) and, of course, personal appearance.

When "Squawk Box" kicks off each day at 8 a.m. EST Monday, our poll will be ready too. So rush to judgment and cast your votes. At week's end, we'll announce the best, and worst, of the bunch. And yes, the results will go on their permanent record.

Categories are weighted so that intelligence and interviewing skills count more than appearance and personality. If only the real world were so equitable.

Today's Guest host

Mike Holland,

Holland & Co.


Head of the Class -- 7 points

Salutatorian -- 5 points

Still Working on the GED -- 3 points

Interviewing Skills

Mike Wallace -- 6 points

Barbara Walters -- 4 points

Jerry Springer -- 2 points


LOL (Laugh Out Loud) -- 4 points

Laugh to yourself -- 2 points

Laughable -- 1 point


Dressed to the nines -- 3 points

Dressed by his/her mother -- 2 points

Dressed in the dark -- 1 point



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Tune in Tomorrow

Tuesday's guest host --

Jack Rivkin