"America's Next Great Pundit": Michelle Rhee's ex-husband
Is D.C. a small town or what? From 4,800 entries, the winner of the America's Next Great Pundit contest run by our paper's editorial page ended up being .... the ex-husband of D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee.
Kevin Huffman, a Teach for America exec, was selected from 10 finalists by thousands of readers who voted in the contest. His split from Rhee was amicable: When she took the job here in 2007, they were mid-divorce, but he moved from Colorado to help raise their two daughters.
According to the Gotham Schools blog, Rhee's fiance -- Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson -- asked friends to vote for Huffman. "Michelle has been very supportive of my punditing," Huffman told us.
Huffman now gets a three-month contract with The Post. Any conflict? "I don't know why you'd define him" as someone's ex, editorial page editor Fred Hiatt said. "He won this contest by being good at it." Huffman himself largely avoided holding forth on education topics -- because of his own job, he said.
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November 24, 2009; 2:08 PM ET
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