I hope Isthmus takes their time and hires a thoughtful conservative voice and not another wanna be shock jock.
I make a H-U-G-E second on this suggestion to Isthmus. Don't bring in another nut case extremist tea party panderer. Bring in a rational voice of the conservative party. They are out there. They are hidden by all the flashy-tour-bus-across-America-red-white-and-blue-BS artists cashing in on the lecture/lobbiest cash cow. I want to read all THOUGHTFUL points of view--progressive, conservative, green, libertarian, the 99%. When you bring in someone of lower caliber (like a shock jock), it lowers YOUR credibility as well.
I think Madison is smart enough to handle a wide range of views and let the readers sort the info out for themselves. Heck, that's part of the fun!