If you have been worried about Karl Rove's unemployment benefits running out, worry no more. Karl just got a job as one of the liberal media elitists. Newsweek magazine announced yesterday that they have hired Turd Blossom to write opinion pieces on the 2008 election. This balances out their announcement earlier this week that they had hired Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas. There are a lot of writers on both the right and left who are better writers and more insightful than Karl or Kos, but there is no one on either side who is as guaranteed to make the opposition's heads explode on as regular a basis. You can bet each column will send knees jerking across the political spectrum and people racing to the keyboard to blog and send angry letters to the editor.
Whether or not Newsweek did a good job in picking their election opinion writers depends on what they think their job is as a magazine. If is to draw eyeballs to their sponsors' advertisements, they did a great job. If it is to inform the public, they did a mediocre job at best.