You may well think that it's just another instance of the Guardian's usual tokenism towards views other than their customary hard left moonbattery, given that some of the usual suspects such as Polly Toynbee, George Monbiot , Victoria Brittain and Harold Pinter feature in all their glory.
But I've got some sensational info from a Grauniad mole going by the moniker of P.Rimshpiel (could it be some connection to Donald Rumsfeld? CIA?).
Equally sensational is the news that his replacement is no less than Melanie Phillips. And it appears she now has the ear of kingpin Alan Rusbridger, the editor. Well, she did have a very long career as a senior editor at the Guardian. So Milne's sacking is the first of a huge series of changes. You won't just be seeing Oliver Kamm featuring on a regular basis. Names like David Aaronovitch, Norman Geras, Mark Steyn and even David T of Harry's Place are being mooted as the Graun's new star columnists. And even Scott Burgess is set to run a weekly column on statistics, economics and political thought.
There was a little rumble of what was going on when the Graun put up a Kadima-supporting Israeli blogger, Shai Tsur, as one of its commentators in its Newsblog last week. But typically, hardly anyone noticed. Least of all the commenters on his blog piece.
As for me, I can't wait for the next revelation from P.Rimshpiel.....
UPDATE: News is seeping out of what they are going to do with the old moonbatters and hard left columnists. They're being relegated to a group blog, so the Graun can keep its existing and constantly shrinking constituency happy, whilst adding the rest of the world.... Brilliant!