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
Attention Mike Bloomberg and Kevin Sheekey: James Carville says there is a “real, real” chance for a third-party movement in the 2008 election.
A conservative GOP Iowa operative working for George Pataki’s PAC has quit.
Bill Hammond said that despite the political context swirling around Alan Hevesi, “it’s Read More
Those New York Times “Public Lives” profiles are, in the political world at least, the equivalent of a large bulls-eye on your back. We have this vague feeling that Ed Skyler learned that at some point, and today’s the turn of Ferrer spokesman Chad Clanton.
And Wonkette, who’s in Read More
In yet further confirmation of our (okay, Ben Smith’s) theory of the Washingtonization of New York politics, Team Freddy Ferrer announced today that it has just hired former Kerry spokesman Chad Clanton as the campaign’s new P.R. maestro.
And they sound pretty pleased about it.
According to a press release, issued this Read More
Stuart Stevens, a Republican strategist and co-producer working with actor George Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh on HBO’s new political semi-ersatz pseudo-reality show K Street , believes he and his co-workers have created a radical new genre of television. And they may be right.
It’s not just another reality show, it’s another reality . Read More
If there is anything that modern conservatives hate more than fair taxation, it’s a fair fight. The moment they encounter an equally aggressive opponent on a level field, the instinct of these bullying boys and girls is to run and hide and whine.
That’s why the Republican leadership, confronted by Paul Begala and James Carville Read More
Society orchestra leader
Peter Duchin had not planned to speak at the dinner he co-hosted in Le Cirque’s
upstairs library for Moulin Rouge
director Baz Luhrmann and his costume designer wife, Catherine Martin.
But, after the dinner plates
had been cleared, Peg Siegal, who had organized the event with her
brand-new partner in publicity, Read More
In late October, State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer joined many other top state Democrats as an honorary co-chair of the “Broadway for Hillary” birthday bash for First Lady Hillary Clinton. Mr. Spitzer, a wealthy real estate heir who bankrolled his successful campaign to the tune of $9 million, pledged $2,000 for Mrs. Clinton’s prospective Senate Read More
When the Clinton Administration goes, who will go with it? Murray Kempton said that journalists were people who sneak out of the woods after a battle to shoot the wounded. The battle still is being fought, but let us look ahead to the happy task. Fellatio feminism . This is a category that virtually overlaps Read More