James Carville and Mary Matalin, America’s favorite bipartisan power couple, are leaving CNN, Fishbowl DC reported this morning. Mr. Carville and Ms. Matalin were co-hosts of CNN’s Crossfire until 2005 and have been contributors to the network since.
“I was told that they wanted the contributors to be more available — essentially, closer to Washington,” Ragin’ Cajun Mr. Carville told Politico, noting that it was the network’s decision. ”I’m not always available, I don’t live there.” The couple primarily resides in New Orleans.
The one thing they don’t tell you about the RNC in the lame-stream media is how much fun all these guys have! It’s basically a week of comedy routines involving pretty transparently racist/sexist/homophobic humor; like a Dane Cook and Daniel Tosh special that just never ends.
Case in point: who knew that Karl Rove, former political strategist to President George W. Bush, was so good* at impressions? During today’s live interview with Politico’s Mike Allen, Mr. Rove did his best Ragin’ Cajun voice, which could give Saturday Night Live‘s Bill Hader’s James Carville routine a run for its money.
In the celebratory scrum after last night’s Super Bowl, a distinctive bald dome and a pair of squinty eyes flashed across the screen. It was, of course, the First Cajun of Democratic politics, former Clinton adviser, star of The War Room, and outspoken Saints fan, James Carville.
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Among the new wave of emo news anchors, Anderson Cooper originally made his mark in the summer of 2005, reporting on the myriad indignities springing from the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Next week, Mr. Cooper will return to the wellspring of his emotional outrage. CNN announced today that all next week AC360 will Read More
Leon Neyfakh wonders who’ll replace departing Random House CEO Peter Olson. "Regardless of whom Bertelsmann CEO Hartmut Ostrowski and his 15-person supervisory board appoint to replace Mr. Olson, it is all but certain that Random House will undergo some radical changes." Plus: James Frey.
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At an event in New York this morning former Bill Clinton aide Paul Begala sharply criticized Mark Penn. One attendee who I spoke with today added that Begala, employing a Cajun accent, also quoted a swipe taken by Jim Carville at the now former chief strategist.
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Howard Wolfson said at the end of today’s extra-long conference call (approximately 70 minutes) that he didn’t think much of Obama’s Iowa co-chair, Gordon Fischer, apologizing for a criticism of Bill Clinton that raised the specter of Monica Lewinsky.
"That’s all well and good," said Wolfson. "In my opinion the remarks of Gordon Fisher Read More
For the love of God, please stop enabling them.
“Only 39 days until the Iowa caucuses,” Tim Russert gravely intoned over the dramatic John Williams “Meet the Press” score. “The Democratic race: too close to call. The Republican race: too close to call. Which issues, policies, strategies will resonate?”
If Mr. Russert really wanted a Read More
This came out over the weekend but our team of Googling monkeys must somehow have missed it…
Last week, CNN provoked a firestorm of blogospheric outrage when its post-debate analysis featured James Carville, without disclosing that Mr. Carville — who helped elect Bill Clinton president — is now actively supporting Hillary.
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On Sunday night, James Carville, who touts himself, perhaps accurately, as the best-known political consultant in the country, sat down with Dan Rather at the 92nd St Y to discuss the 2008 presidential election.
But he was at his most passionate, by far, when talking instead about the 2000 campaign, and denouncing the way it Read More