Turns out the meaning of the word "indefinite" is pretty, well, indefinite. MSNBC says Keith Olbermann will return to the air Tuesday night, his indefinite suspension having lasted just two days. The network pulled him off the air last week after the website Politico discovered Olbermann had contributed thousands of dollars to three Democratic candidates, at least two of whom had appeared on his show.
MSNBC boss Phil Griffin said he made the decision "after several days of deliberation and discussion," which apparently means Friday and Saturday. Even before the announcement, Olbermann was smirkingly declaring victory, tweeting that he'd gotten "a global hug" from his fans. Politico says Olbermann wouldn't have been suspended at all if he'd been willing to apologize on camera. Good luck getting him to do it now, Phil.
UPDATE: Just came across this touching if unfortunately premature tribute to Olbermann from the folks at Reason.