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Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Virginia Thomas takes new gig with The Daily Caller

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with his wife Virginia Thomas, as he is introduced at the Federalist Society in Washington. (Charles Dharapak/ AP)

Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has a new job: journalist. The Daily Caller announced Tuesday the conservative activist has been hired as a “special correspondent” to interview rising political stars. In a statement, Thomas said it was a “privilege” to join a team “filling a niche that the dinosaur media has underserved.” Although Thomas has no prior news experience, website founder Tucker Carlson told us that shouldn’t prevent her from doing the job: “She’s going to do mostly video — and video is an almost entirely transparent medium. You see what the questions are and assess for yourself if they’re fair.” How much is Thomas earning for the part-time gig? “Millions and millions,” Tucker said. We think he’s joking.

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