A MATCH MADE IN SOMEWHERE UNPLEASANT…. Ginni Thomas, perhaps best known as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife, has become quite the right-wing personality over the last couple of years.

In 2009, she started running around telling other right-wing activists that she believes “there’s a war going on against tyranny,” and she seemed to be referring to America’s elected leadership. (She’s also been known to peddle various right-wing swag and tchotchkes — including an odd foam hat.) The creepiness factor went up considerably, of course, when Thomas left an odd, accusatory voice-mail message for Brandeis professor Anita Hill in October, calling early on a Saturday morning, asking her to apologize for having been sexually harassed by her husband.

More recently, Thomas parted ways with her far-right activist group, and designated herself a “Tea Party Ambassador,” through an ethically-sketchy lobbying outfit, Liberty Consulting. For a price, clients can even take advantage of Ginni Thomas’ “connections.”

Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller saw this record and thought, “Wouldn’t this strange, unhinged activist make a great reporter?”

Long-time Washington policy leader Ginni Thomas, the founder of the group Liberty Central, has agreed to join The Daily Caller. […]

As The Daily Caller’s special correspondent, Thomas will interview key political and community leaders — from high-profile politicians to grassroots activists — with a focus on listening to those outside the Beltway. […]

“We are thrilled to have Ginni Thomas join The Daily Caller as a special correspondent to interview both established and emerging leaders about the serious questions facing our country,” said Neil Patel, publisher and CEO of The Daily Caller. “Ginni is always upbeat, she has an unbelievable amount of energy and enthusiasm and she knows our political system as well as anyone in Washington. We could not imagine a better person to take on this role.”

All things being equal, I’m not sure who should be more embarrassed, The Daily Caller for associating itself with Thomas, or Thomas for associating herself with The Daily Caller.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.