I guess people skills are not valued in the orienteering community.
I think it must be sarcasm, but to Cristina's point--clearly such skills are not. In that sense, it might be a perfectly appropriate pairing.
I don't know Carlotta, so have no idea what her politics are and I don't for a fact know Randy's politics although he's probably mentioned them somewhere and I just don't remember. But, I know Randy has railed against the liberal elite occasionally and so I just thought the post was very clever both if it was serious or if it was sarcastic.