Political pundits have been speculating since November where former Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) would land after losing the mayor's race to Charlie Hales.

Answer: on Carl Wolfson's internet talk radio station.

Wolfson announced today that starting July 18, Smith will host a new show called Thank You Democracy at 9 am Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The show will follow Wolfson's program, Carl in the Morning, which runs from 7 am to 9 am weekdays.

"Each episode of Thank You Democracy will take a topic and cover that topic from various angles," Wolfson writes. "The show will benefit from Jefferson's network of relationships, as well as his experience as an activist, nationally recognized non-profit executive, advisor to elected officials, as well as a candidate and office-holder himself."

Wolfson launched his internet radio show in February after Clear Channel axed progressive talk radio station KPOJ 620 AM last November.

Smith has subbed in as a guest host this spring while Wolfson is on vacation.