The Ed Morrissey Show: Mary Katharine Ham

posted at 1:00 pm on July 10, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), Mary Katherine Ham joins us — no, really, she does! She’ll update us on her efforts at the Washington Examiner, and discuss the campaign as well.   We will definitely want to review the Real Heroes of Liberalism.  Be sure to join us!

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MKH is H-O-T.
And very intelligent.

carbon_footprint on July 10, 2008 at 1:02 PM

There’s that pic again … thank you.

thirteen28 on July 10, 2008 at 1:03 PM

Is there anything more dreamy than a hawt Conservative cickadee?

pseudonominus on July 10, 2008 at 1:04 PM

How cruel of you to do this when Allahpundit is on vacation.

cool breeze on July 10, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Suuuuuuure she does….

Typhoon on July 10, 2008 at 1:10 PM

Ed. Happy to see you are feeling better today, to do your show.
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letget on July 10, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Love from Halley to MKH.

Halley on July 10, 2008 at 1:28 PM

Ed doesn’t realize that every time he posts that pic and Mary Katherine doesn’t show, it brings back old wounds. You know the ones, the pain of being dumped by the waitress, or the humiliation when that hot girl walks past your locker and doesn’t even acknowledge your existence, day after day.

Not that these things have happened to me, I’m just saying someone who hypothetically might have experienced these unbearable nightmares during their most vulnerable years must feel really bad when MKH stands me up, I mean, when she stands us all up.

Excuse me, I have to be alone for a few minutes.

jeff_from_mpls on July 10, 2008 at 1:28 PM

Shameless, shameless beauty monger!

Speakup on July 10, 2008 at 1:28 PM

Oh yeah, gonna listen in today!

doufree on July 10, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Love that photo.

JammieWearingFool on July 10, 2008 at 1:42 PM

Ed, you magnificent bastard!

BTW, hope you are feeling better today.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 10, 2008 at 1:44 PM

It’s the best pic on HA!

infidel on July 10, 2008 at 1:44 PM

Great picture.

RobCon on July 10, 2008 at 1:46 PM

that pic, makes it har…umm, difficult to resist checking for new news posts…

kirkill on July 10, 2008 at 1:48 PM

oh, and the Hammer has awesome teeth.

kirkill on July 10, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Are you sure, Captain? Will she really show up this time?

And yes, that’s a great pic.

Bigfoot on July 10, 2008 at 1:51 PM

How cruel of you to do this when Allahpundit is on vacation.

cool breeze on July 10, 2008 at 1:06 PM

So evil as to be EEEEVIL!

Bubba Redneck on July 10, 2008 at 1:56 PM

What pic? Some one help me, it’s being blocked here.

RMCS_USN on July 10, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Bigfoot on July 10, 2008 at 1:51 PM

I don’t think she’s capable of a bad pic…

right4life on July 10, 2008 at 2:04 PM

Oh yeah, the pic on the homepage…duhhh

RMCS_USN on July 10, 2008 at 2:04 PM

sorry, linked to the story via my igoogle page.

RMCS_USN on July 10, 2008 at 2:05 PM

This thread adds to my insecurities: being ogled, whistled/honked at does not feel good at all.

Hunt035 on July 10, 2008 at 2:11 PM

Does she have 12-pack abs?

Me, I just have a 12-pack.

JammieWearingFool on July 10, 2008 at 2:19 PM

So here’s a question… Why is it that we never see MKH O’Reilly appearances on Hotair anymore? Was there some kind of agreement between Fox News and Townhall or something?

I’m also curious why MKH’s new blog isn’t blogrolled here… Hopefully there’s no trouble between AP and MKH!!

Outlander on July 10, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Hunt035 on July 10, 2008 at 2:11 PM

Relax sir!

carbon_footprint on July 10, 2008 at 2:27 PM

It’s simple: manners and respect. This is a conservative blog, not a high school locker room.

Hunt035 on July 10, 2008 at 2:31 PM

Is it at 3:00 PM ET or CT? The article says ET while the homepage lists it at CT.

RMCS_USN on July 10, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Wait! Why do I only see Ed? Can we at least have a split-screen where we can see a photo of MKH too?

No offense, Ed.

ej_pez on July 10, 2008 at 3:09 PM

It’s simple: manners and respect. This is a conservative blog, not a high school locker room.

Hunt035 on July 10, 2008 at 2:31 PM

This is a right-leaning blog, not a politically correct non-profit organization.

MKH is eye candy, and Ed uses her as such.

misterpeasea on July 10, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Wowsers.

Wow.

O_o

fossten on July 10, 2008 at 3:30 PM

MKH is eye candy, and Ed uses her as such.
misterpeasea on July 10, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Eye candy presumes that she is put into a position primarily because of her appearance. While she admits herself that her looks have helped her, there’s no way she’d get as far in the punditry biz as she has if she was an airhead. So she’s more than eye candy!

Out of morbid curiosity–Does she have a bf???

Outlander on July 10, 2008 at 3:33 PM

OMG…dig deep in your pockets and help Hilly pay her debt.
Man, this is just like goin’ to the holy roller fund raiser.

Christine on July 10, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Can we PLEASE get something other than UStream??

Most of the major Interactive AV Streaming sites are filtered out by the proxy where I work. Our proxy and firewall admins are VERY GOOD and have managed to close almost every loophole to get around proxy filtering.

As such, I (and many others like me, I’m sure) are completely unable to either take part, or even listen in on the Ed Morrisey show. It’s just simply not available for us.

HOWEVER, Small time streaming outfits and PRIVATE streams (those hosted off of a webserver and served up through Port 80, for example) I have no problem accessing. They just simply aren’t large enough to be noticed and blocked.

PLEASE consider just streaming directly from the Hot Air website. Those of us at work would like to listen in.

Thanks.

wearyman on July 10, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Eye candy? Perhaps, but that eye candy is fortified by the fact that she’s also brain candy. She’s the entire package, and that’s attractive.

Darksean on July 10, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Can you work on your levels??? The audio is very distorted…just a thought…

Keep up the good work HA.

flash044 on July 10, 2008 at 3:42 PM

Ha misterpeasea! The fact that I am not impressed with your drool means I am overtly PC? (I don’t really get the non-profit thing) Good argument. All I am saying is manners would be nice here. Don’t worry, I am not your right to offend or belittle anyone.

Hunt035 on July 10, 2008 at 3:46 PM

Outlander on July 10, 2008 at 3:33 PM

Darksean on July 10, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Yes, people. I didn’t say she was merely eye candy, or solely eye candy. The facts that she’s conservative and intelligent definitely add to the attraction.

But when Ed puts her picture up, he’s not counting on you to admire her great personality, or her huge intellect.

misterpeasea on July 10, 2008 at 3:47 PM

The Hamster could become a huge media star in the next 10 years if she wanted to. But I suspect she’ll largely be doing great work behind the scenes. Our loss, eyecandy-wise.

Paul-Cincy on July 10, 2008 at 4:44 PM

As far as “drooling” goes, if you’re conservative, you’re going to be honest, yet polite. She’s young and good looking. Nobody’s going beyond that. Jeez. Give us a break. And intelligent and conservative. That’s the foundation of the attraction.

Paul-Cincy on July 10, 2008 at 4:47 PM

Ooooo, I’ll take a nice juicy piece of Ham please.

trs on July 10, 2008 at 5:07 PM

Can I get a 16×24 matte print of MKH for my wall?

She’s the modern day Farah Fawcett, but with brains and auburn hair.

madmonkphotog on July 10, 2008 at 5:14 PM

I feel cheated and abused by missing the show today. Steveegg must be happy as heck…

Rerun will help….but geez…

originalpechanga on July 10, 2008 at 5:36 PM

Ha misterpeasea! The fact that I am not impressed with your drool means I am overtly PC? (I don’t really get the non-profit thing) Good argument. All I am saying is manners would be nice here. Don’t worry, I am not your right to offend or belittle anyone.

Hunt035 on July 10, 2008 at 3:46 PM

So let me get this straight: it’s completely out-of-bounds to make complimentary comments about MKH, but it’s perfectly OK to insult people with whom you disagree.

Check.

misterpeasea on July 10, 2008 at 5:42 PM

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/new_media/lets_talk_about_sexy_female_bloggers_88954.asp?c=rss

Shame on media bistro, and shame on Hot Air for linking to their misogynistic, thuggish, knuckle-dragging, sexist, discriminatory post.

Maybe Hot Air isn’t as polite and refined as some of us thought.

misterpeasea on July 10, 2008 at 5:44 PM

Whew, MKH is as hot as she is smart. And that’s hot.

Sorry, I don’t have anything else to add.

knob on July 10, 2008 at 5:50 PM

Ed, PROTIP: always book MKH for a 50+ thread.

carbon_footprint on July 10, 2008 at 5:54 PM

These 2 aren’t fit to shine Jesse Helms grave monument. I have lost all respect for them. Is Michelle the only true conservative on this site?

bill30097 on July 10, 2008 at 6:34 PM

i missed the LIVE show.. :(

watching the recorded show now..

MMmmm..

Chakra Hammer on July 10, 2008 at 6:39 PM

UStream TV is about as BAD as Redlasso.. BOTH are teh Sucks..

:(

OMG.. why can’t they get something that works?

Chakra Hammer on July 10, 2008 at 6:44 PM

Can you work on your levels??? The audio is very distorted…just a thought…

Keep up the good work HA.

flash044 on July 10, 2008 at 3:42 PM

I agree, it’s been really bad the past couple of weeks…

Cylor on July 10, 2008 at 7:07 PM

You know, MKH would be able to make a mint if she got a poster sized photo of her like that.. just that picture..

DaveC on July 10, 2008 at 7:10 PM

UStream TV is about as BAD as Redlasso.. BOTH are teh Sucks..

:(

OMG.. why can’t they get something that works?

Chakra Hammer on July 10, 2008 at 6:44 PM

You should’ve been around for the BlogTalkRadio days. No video, and still as many breakages in the live feed.

steveegg on July 10, 2008 at 8:26 PM

Whew, MKH is as hot as she is smart. And that’s hot.

Sorry, I don’t have anything else to add.

knob on July 10, 2008 at 5:50 PM

Except that you’re a PEE EYE GEE PIG!

Good DAY, sir!

misterpeasea on July 10, 2008 at 9:25 PM

You should’ve been around for the BlogTalkRadio days. No video, and still as many breakages in the live feed.

steveegg on July 10, 2008 at 8:26 PM

Yes, but at least I could listen in on BTR. Ustream usage means that I have no chance of listening in live and am stuck waiting until I get home. MUCH less enjoyable.

wearyman on July 10, 2008 at 9:28 PM

Hate to interrupt you gentlemen but I thought I would take the opportunity to say that I enjoyed Real Heros of Liberialism. Very clever. Women liked to be admired and I am sure the Mary Katherine is so secure of her intellect that she is receiving your comments in the spirit that they are given. Carry on.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2008 at 10:29 PM

I CAN HAZ HAM?

wccawa on July 10, 2008 at 10:50 PM

Out of morbid curiosity–Does she have a bf???

Outlander on July 10, 2008 at 3:33 PM

We dated for a while, but the whole “tlynch, you’re handsome…um…AND SMART” got old after a while. I was like “Mary, I don’t work out everyday to be called ‘smart’” and she was like, “I know, I know, you’re hot…and SMART. Of course, because smart is hot…”

I told her to go find a mathematician.

tlynch001 on July 11, 2008 at 12:25 AM

Excuse me while I slip on my tongue and bang my head against the wall.

argos on July 11, 2008 at 12:51 AM

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2008 at 10:29 PM

Uh huh, that too …

argos on July 11, 2008 at 12:53 AM

We dated for a while, but the whole “tlynch, you’re handsome…um…AND SMART” got old after a while. I was like “Mary, I don’t work out everyday to be called ’smart’” and she was like, “I know, I know, you’re hot…and SMART. Of course, because smart is hot…”

I told her to go find a mathematician.

tlynch001 on July 11, 2008 at 12:25 AM

Beautiful. Your mind, I mean.

misterpeasea on July 11, 2008 at 4:50 AM

MKH is hot, no doubt. But Ed, your mic is incredibly hot! You really need to get someone to mix this and set your levels. I know, my waaaah meter is in the red.

UndertheBridge on July 11, 2008 at 5:19 AM

Oh MKH (*sigh*).

I would do things with her that would get me arrested or killed in Saudi Arabia. Like letting her drive a car and vote.

Pcoop on July 11, 2008 at 7:53 AM

Pcoop, love it. You are a desperado!

Cindy Munford on July 11, 2008 at 8:53 AM

Thanks Ed you gave MKH more talk (intelligent) than Bill O.

Keep up the great work and continued good health

MSGTAS on July 11, 2008 at 9:56 AM

We dated for a while, but the whole “tlynch, you’re handsome…um…AND SMART” got old after a while. I was like “Mary, I don’t work out everyday to be called ’smart’” and she was like, “I know, I know, you’re hot…and SMART. Of course, because smart is hot…”

I told her to go find a mathematician.

tlynch001 on July 11, 2008 at 12:25 AM

Not sure about this comment. Nobody ever calls her “Mary” more than once.

rivlax on July 11, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Heh…

As an old-timer on this board (but lately an infrequent poster), I remember the height of Kirsten Powers mania.

I didn’t get it. Kirsten was attractive, but a proudly partisian Democrat strategist / columnist / flack.

Back then, MKH was cross-linked occasionally for her written columns and early v-blogs. I tried to deflect the Kirsten-mania towards this attractive conservative woman by writing “the epitome of feminine perfection” after every mention of Mary Katharine. But the meme never took off.

Now you guys catch on…. Better late than never.

Sheesh.

As an amateur photographer, I’ve got to give whomever shot that picture of MKH a great deal of credit. Yes, Mary Katharine is pretty and has an amazing smile. But even supermodels can look bad if a photographer doesn’t know what he’s doing. What makes that photo work so well is the pose, her expression, and the color-balance between her hair, clothes, and photo background. Quite simply, it’s an awesome portrait.

Anton on July 11, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Yeah…the “color-balance” of the picture…that was the first thing I noticed, too! Honestly!

pseudonominus on July 11, 2008 at 11:37 AM

pseudonominus on July 11, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Heh. I set myself up for that one.

A good photographer can’t invent beauty, but a bad one can hide it. Give the photographer some credit … that’s all I was trying to say.

Anton on July 11, 2008 at 11:41 AM

You’ll notice that the show announcement with MKH’s pic drifts slowly and gracefully down the “Top Picks” side, whereas the usual daily show notice jumps over and plummets quickly down “The Blog” side as soon as the show is over.

eeyore on July 11, 2008 at 12:39 PM