Over at the ol’ stomping grounds, muckraking dynamo Paul Kiel is moving on to other things. Josh and Attackerman have already pretty much said it all, but I’d just like to add my own words of congratulations.
I didn’t work as closely with Paul as some of the other TPM interns – my jurisdiction was mostly over TPMCafe – but I do remember Paul to be a remarkably calm presence for somebody who had to ask powerful and unhinged people potentially embarrassing questions on a daily basis and write the kind of blog posts that get you added to enemy lists in the highest offices in the land. He’s also a world-class pumpkin carver, even if the structural integrity of the Mitt Romney jack o’ lantern itself left something to be desired.
Anyway, if you, or anyone else at the TPM offices is reading this: Congrats, Paul!