CU-Boulder announces 3 finalists for new conservative scholar position - Boulder Daily Camera

CU has raised the money to fund a new faculty position: the "Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy." The list of candidates has been narrowed down to three finalists, and CU Chancellor Phil DiStefano refers to the program as "a novel idea to further enrich discourse on our campus." As some of the comments to this story point out, this program can be interpreted as an affirmative action program for conservative scholars, and I wonder how these scholars feel about that.