Jim Mills is joining Team Fred? Jim Mills?
The reaction among those who don’t know him will be “Ah, a Fox News producer is joining the Thompson campaign, so much for ’fair and balanced,’ blah blah blah.” For those of us who have encountered Mills on Capitol Hill, there will be a lot of raised eyebrows. Mills is something of a local legend in the Capitol Hill press corps – very smart, tenacious but fair questioner, relentless energy. He somehow manages to have a good relationship with lawmakers while asking them how they got their hand caught in the cookie jar, pointing out that their answer contradicts what they said yesterday with a friendly smile on his face.
One instinctively wonders how Mills will handle the transition from asking questions to answering them, but this is a very impressive hire for Team Fred.