Now She's a 'Humanist'
See what winning the Pulitzer can sometimes lead to? The lefty Chicago-based journal In These Times interviews PD columnist Connie Schultz, and calls her a humanist, that squishiest of all terms. Even more awkwardly, it refers to her "lovely husband's campaign trail." Chalk it up, I suppose, to a young, star-struck interviewer, who obviously bonded with her subject during a phone interview. Ms. Schultz's former PD colleague Bill Sloat (who took a buyout offer) isn't quite so admiring. He's been peppering her with criticisms for months on his Daily Bellwether blog, no doubt out of concerns about her inevitable conflicts as both a journalist and political spouse, but perhaps also growing out of some ancient newsroom feud. Meanwhile, I've been remiss in linking to these two interesting interviews that blogger extraordinaire Jeff Coryell did with her some time ago. Jeff is one of four political bloggers contributing to the new PD blog Wide Open, which I previously wrote about a little here.