I interviewed Mickey Kaus on the Washington Post takeover of Slate, and discovered that Mickey has a 30-day out in his deal with Slate. In other words, Kausfiles is as locked in to Slate/The Washington Post as Pedro was to Boston.

Now, if the New York Times wanted to mess with the Post, it would make Mickey an offer he couldn’t refuse. Why suggest such mischief? Because as free agency helped all baseball players, so does this acquisition help all bloggers, and a Mickeystakes would be grand for all involved in the text business.

Heh. If I were the Post, I’d give Mickey a big raise, just to make sure he sticks around.