Welcome Hot Air’s new editor-at-large, Mary Katharine Ham

posted at 5:57 pm on July 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

This post is supposed to introduce her, but our longtime readers need no introduction. MKH’s work has been featured on Hot Air since the earliest days of the site. I doubt there’s a single HamNation vid from 2006-07 that didn’t end up on our front page. Ed and I have hoped for ages that she’d join HA, so natural a fit is she, but the competition for her writing is fierce: She’s worked for the Heritage Foundation, Townhall, the Weekly Standard, the Daily Caller, and even co-hosted a morning radio show in D.C., in addition of course to her weekly appearances on O’Reilly. And now, I’m thrilled to say, she works for us. Starting today, she’s our new editor-at-large. She’ll blog here, contribute to Townhall magazine, and debut her new video projects on the site. She’s simply a perfect addition as the campaign starts to heat up. Please give her a warm welcome in the comments.

MK is guest-hosting for Hugh Hewitt this week along with Townhall’s Guy Benson. She’ll be talking about this imminently, at 6 p.m. ET, on air with Guy and our own Ed Morrissey, so tune in right now.


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Glad to have you on board, MKH!

GOPRanknFile on July 10, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Welcome Mary Kathrine Ham… W00t w00t…

SWalker on July 10, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Hooray! :)

taternuggets on July 10, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Yea!

Gwillie on July 10, 2012 at 5:59 PM

WooHoo! Happy to see MKH at HA!

God Bless America!

paratisi on July 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Hot Air just got a lot Hotter, in a purely textual way of course.

DANEgerus on July 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Welcome aboard, Mary!

Benedict Nelson on July 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I look forward to her articles on Pork Barrel spending.

rushlimbang on July 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Now if we could get rid of those two fugly guys that keep hanging around here….

/I keed, I keed…

CurtZHP on July 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Hi Mary K…

… Welcome Back!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on July 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Awesome! Good catch HA. I always thought she really belonged here. So cool to have the Hammer in the house!

AUINSC on July 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I love me some Ham!

The Count on July 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

This announcement makes me happy….

And MKH…”how YOU doin?”

;)

KMC1 on July 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Yo, Yo, Yeah, Welcome Mary Kay!

Flora Duh on July 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

It’s Hammer Time!

nukemhill on July 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Welcome, MKH, even if you are a Dawg and I’m a Yellowjacket. (I do have private Dawg sympathies, though, probably from going to games at Sanford Stadium when I was 3 years old and also from listening to Larry Munson on WSB every Fall Saturday.)

A440Hz on July 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Congrats to both HA and Mary Katharine Ham. I now pronounce you HotGas and Ham.

MrX on July 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Woot! :)

beancounter on July 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Welcome! I loved those HamNation videos!

Common Sense on July 10, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Hey! I think I’ve seen her on TV!

Youngs98 on July 10, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Yay! The Peeps welcome you!!! :)

INC on July 10, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Nice! Welcome.

ramesees on July 10, 2012 at 6:02 PM

…did I just have a stroke?…why am I drooling?
….noooooooooooo! ….W E L C O M E

KOOLAID2 on July 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Does the position also include a personal parking space and key to the Female executive restroom and spa? I’d also demand a fridge full of Redbulls if I was her……

Renee on July 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I’m waiting for a homely female blogger.

All the women here are knockouts

gerrym51 on July 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Great news! Hot Gas keeps bringing in the best.

Weight of Glory on July 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Yayyy! Welcome!

totherightofthem on July 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Welcome, welcome, welcome, Mary Katherine. So glad to have you back with us, and the joy and fun you always bring.

TXUS

TXUS on July 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

novaculus on July 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Major win for Hot Air. We miss you on WMAL, MKH!

Chriscom on July 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Wow. Great get, HotAir.

CycloneCDB on July 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Hey, that’s great!

tinkerthinker on July 10, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Did the boss emeritus approve? Yes, probably, good to have you on board.

stacybernardslay on July 10, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Now if we could just get Michael Buble…

CycloneCDB on July 10, 2012 at 6:05 PM

this is such great news, welcome MKH!!

jimver on July 10, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Georgia girl makes good.

faraway on July 10, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Great addition, but if her previous employment history plays out again here she will be with Hot Air for about six months.

Mark1971 on July 10, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Hello. Again.

juanito on July 10, 2012 at 6:06 PM

This post is supposed to introduce her, but our longtime readers need no introduction.

Neither do tweeps. This has been the worse kept secret on Twitter for hours. ;-)

Flora Duh on July 10, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Welcome aboard. . .

mapstone55 on July 10, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Love her. Smart lady!

Rational Thought on July 10, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I’m waiting for a homely female blogger.

All the women here are knockouts

gerrym51 on July 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Sorry, you’ll have to settle for the weekly Debbie What-a-dumb Schmuck and Chief Warren threads for your fill of scary-looking pics of women.

Doughboy on July 10, 2012 at 6:06 PM

NICE!!!

The Notorious G.O.P on July 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I’m waiting for a homely female blogger.

All the women here are knockouts

gerrym51 on July 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

The homely ones are across the aisle.

CurtZHP on July 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Swoon

Grunt on July 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I’m waiting for a homely female blogger.

All the women here are knockouts

gerrym51 on July 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

How do we know for sure that Allahpundit isn’t a homely woman?

Mark1971 on July 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Yipppeee! Bring down the Hammer!

kirkill on July 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Welcome!

Sekhmet on July 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM

MKH officially at HA…Welcome.

d1carter on July 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM

It will be nice to hear from her without having her be interrupted every five seconds by Bill O’Reilly or Juan Williams.

What’s an editor-at-large mean?

Fezzik on July 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Just when I thought HA could not any awesomer…Congrats MKH!

NY Conservative on July 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I’m waiting for a homely female blogger.

All the women here are knockouts

gerrym51 on July 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Liberals have the market cornered in that area.

The Notorious G.O.P on July 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Great news!

warren on July 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

AWESOMELICIOUS,

Welcome back aboard,MKH,
I`ll pipe you aboard!
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canopfor on July 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

This is the time on Hot Gas when we dance.

Karl on July 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Yay!

BKeyser on July 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Yipppeee! Bring down the Hammer!

kirkill on July 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I mean, on the evil progressives!

kirkill on July 10, 2012 at 6:10 PM

luv MKH…

theblacksheepwasright on July 10, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Hammertime! Congrats, MK. My day = made.

tdau1997 on July 10, 2012 at 6:11 PM

HA just added an M.
Welcome aboard Mary Katherine!

chickasaw42 on July 10, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Outstanding.

Midas on July 10, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Love her for years! Glad to have you aboard MKH!

Conservative4Ever on July 10, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Love me some MKH.

What a great get.

Welcome!

b4itsover on July 10, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Welcome Aboard, MKH!

A++

Del Dolemonte on July 10, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I’ll have a Ham & Erika sammich.

hillsoftx on July 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I loves me some Ham. Yes I surely do. Hello from your old stomping grounds Mary Katharine. ; )

Bmore on July 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Alright!! Welcome, MK!

mr.blacksheep on July 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Shouldn’t this have been announced via some sort of Peeps video?

TexasDan on July 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Now that is what I’m talking about! I’ve linked HAMmer stuff before. She’s got what it takes. Mad props, Hot Gas, for bringing her on board. And mad props, HAMmer, for coming on board!

John Hitchcock on July 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Oldies and newbies, her name is

Katharine

Please internalize.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2012 at 6:13 PM

AP, not sure how Guy’s gonna feel about you stealing their thunder. LOL

@guypbenson Here we go: @mkhammer & I are filling in for @hughhewitt w/ @Reince, @KatiePavlich, Matalin, Barnes, @EdMorrissey & BIG news! #hewitt

But as I said above, this news has been on Twitter for hours.

Flora Duh on July 10, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Awesome! Just read a post at Twitchy about this. Love how MKH puts juan williams in his place and will love reading her posts here. Welcome, Mary Katharine.

stukinIL4now on July 10, 2012 at 6:13 PM

What a great get get-back.

Welcome!

b4itsover on July 10, 2012 at 6:11 PM

+1

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Quick feed her some deep fried snickers bars and tape it!

Creston on July 10, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Mary Katharine, I wanted to load your water vid. Where has it gone? I knew I should have saved it. Dang it.

Bmore on July 10, 2012 at 6:14 PM

If MKH is now the Editor at Large, who is the Editor at Small? We know who the Editor at Sea is (Ed) and the Editor at Anxiety (AP), and the Editor at Witty (Erika). So, any guesses who the Editor at Small is?

TXUS on July 10, 2012 at 6:14 PM

w00t!

ConservativeLA on July 10, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Yeah!! MKH is the best!

esr1951 on July 10, 2012 at 6:15 PM

This makes me happy! Welcome, MK!

Naturally Curly on July 10, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Terrific. Welcome.

Hog Wild on July 10, 2012 at 6:15 PM

At the very risk of being called uncouth (amongst many other revolting things) does this announcement not demand the posting of the humping robot in celebration? Just sayin’

mustng66 on July 10, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Shouldn’t this have been announced via some sort of Peeps video?

TexasDan on July 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

:) Excellent idea!

INC on July 10, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I’ll have a Ham & Erika sammich.

hillsoftx on July 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Careful there buddy, all that is gong to get you is a big ole Bamhammer sammich…

SWalker on July 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Oldies and newbies, her name is

Katharine

Please internalize.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I’m still working on ObowmaTax…

… I’ll get back to ‘ya.

/

:)

Seven Percent Solution on July 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Oldies and newbies, her name is

Katharine

Please internalize.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Yes, I am aware of that, but I wanted to make it rhyme with “yeah.” I’m sure Mary Katharine understands this.

Flora Duh on July 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Welcome!

gophergirl on July 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM

lol, I scooped you Allah.

And now we all know who puts the Hot in Hot Air.

MKH.

the new aesthetic on July 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Welcome, MKH! Love to watch you squash liberals. Like bugs.

PopsRacer on July 10, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Congrats! I’ve been stalk, er, following her on the Twitter..

Lord of the Wings on July 10, 2012 at 6:17 PM

This great news deserves, well, …

HUMPBOT!!!

TXUS on July 10, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Love love love her. Love this. Love everything about it. I’m very excited. :D

Bee on July 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

More Ham? Yes please!

the new aesthetic on July 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Welcome MKH :)

cmsinaz on July 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

What the hell is MKH doing in a stinky joint like this?

She must likes BAD BOYS!!

Welcome MK!!

HondaV65 on July 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Wow…Mary Katherine Ham, top gun, her fast-as-thought verbal assaults have cut down bewildered liberals mid-lie and sent them to repose in the Debater’s Graveyard!

Oracleforhire on July 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Wow, big get. Welcome!

BigGator5 on July 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

GTHO! I love MKat!

clancy_wiggum on July 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Woot! Doing a happy dance!

jaliranchr on July 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Dude!

Will Hot Air bring back Vent videos as well?

Lance Murdock on July 10, 2012 at 6:20 PM

For the HA dudes

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2012 at 6:20 PM

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