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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It looks like HotAir is on steroids these days. Excellent reporting now and MKH as well.

And no O’Reilly to cut her off after three words.

flicker on July 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

A perfect fit…..great move MKH!

skitch1 on July 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM

..the fox from FOX!

KOOLAID2 on July 10, 2012 at 7:58 PM

If there’s a RIF at Hot Gas, I now recommend FIFO rather than LIFO.

Knott Buyinit on July 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

What a great addition…
Welcome back MKH!

OmahaConservative on July 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

So glad you are back!! I loved your videos and commentary before! I really get irritated with BOR’s rudeness to you and other guests on his show. He seems to have gone to the other side!! Love it when you get to appear with courteous hosts i.e. F&F. Welcome home!!

Marco on July 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

ok,….well c’mon now MKH….. post something already, wouldya???/

ted c on July 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

… Ha. Glad to work with some of my favorite writers, and just hope I can keep y’all entertained.

Mary Katharine Ham on July 10, 2012 at 6:38 PM

just bait them with obscure prolife stuff and watch the comments pile on!

nathor on July 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Have you considered a “Hot Ham with Wry” column? This is a great merger.

K Michael ODonovan on July 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Wow! First Erika now MKH, this sit is ready to really catch fire.
Welcome back.
PS: dump Juan, his talking points are old and tired. I used to think he had a mind of his own, now I only see DWS…uch!!!

SayNo2-O on July 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Welcome aboard matey! Try not to be an Eeyore, that’s Allahs job!

ConcealedKerry on July 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I suppose the humpbot would be inappropriate, huh? oh well, i just mean it’s something to celebrate. :D

dont taze me bro on July 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Does BO’R still talk down to her? Can’t stand to watch anymore when he’s on.

bbhack on July 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Yes, she’s a regular interruptee on the BOR show.

slickwillie2001 on July 10, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

They know him in real life? Wow. I wonder what he is like, aside from being an eeyeore.

Hey ted c good to see you. Quit slacking off. hehe. kidding.

You are an awesome posterer.

SparkPlug on July 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Akzed on July 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Okay, I’ll vouch for you.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2012 at 8:07 PM

awesome!
Welcome MKHammer!

The site just got so much better!

rslancer14 on July 10, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Just another 11th grader. /jazz.

I can’t wait to see you post. You are a welcome addition, indeed.

wolly4321 on July 10, 2012 at 8:08 PM

SparkPlug on July 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Yep, that’s what he told us on a thread. Andy Levy and Bill Schultz for sure, not positive about Greg Gutfeld. He’s like a Super Hero, don’t ya know!

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I wonder if MKH can ban people. Does she have a sensitive trigger finger or a short fuse?

I’ll let other people dip their toe in that water. Not me. I’m playin’ it safe. We will prolly be good friends if I play my cards right.

SparkPlug on July 10, 2012 at 8:11 PM

WMAL just ain’t the same since you left – very glad to see you here, MKH!

affenhauer on July 10, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Hey ted c good to see you. Quit slacking off. hehe. kidding.

You are an awesome posterer.

SparkPlug on July 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM

heh! thanks SP and dittoes!

ted c on July 10, 2012 at 8:13 PM

YAY MKH!!

Welcome! Please stay forever!

Wolfmoon on July 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM

AS long as she uses a picture of herself on every posts she makes, I’ll be happy…

PetecminMd on July 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

AP is like Zoro, BatMan and the Lone Ranger with a little CatWoman thrown in.

Captain Ed is the leader of the Super Hero’s and keeps the others in line.

SparkPlug on July 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I don’t know whether to say “welcome aboard” or “welcome back”, but it’s great to see that we’re in for some Hammer Time.

Obama On Your Shoulder, in my mind, will always be a classic.

Bigfoot on July 10, 2012 at 8:16 PM

It’s on like Donkey Kong. lol

multiuseless on July 10, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Another reason HotAir will continue to be my go-to site first thing every morning and last thing every evening. I’m looking forward to MKH blogging here. Welcome and hope you’ll stay with us for a long time!

KickandSwimMom on July 10, 2012 at 8:19 PM

MK in the house. Raise the roof.

steebo77 on July 10, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Welcome, MKH. Look forward to your input here. Enjoy your O’Reilly appearances. I, for one, promise not to interrupt.

BigFluffyClouds on July 10, 2012 at 8:23 PM

I recall a bet being lost by MKH where she had to wear a Tennessee Volunteers shirt in a picture because the Vols stomped the Georgia Bulldogs in their own house, 52-21 or something like that.

Funny, I haven’t been able to find that picture again.

Only saw it once, a few years ago.

It would be cool if while Ed does the NFL Sunday posts, maybe Mary Katherine can do some SEC Saturday work for us around here this upcoming season?

Just an idea, and I would raise a glass to that!

Brian1972 on July 10, 2012 at 8:26 PM

ariel on July 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Actually, I was half remembering a video of her reporting on-site about a small town someplace. She bowled a strike at the local alley — but either way, she had good form.

flicker on July 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I couldn’t retrieve the video or her trying to tie Obama’s paltry 37, but I at least came up with the HamNation article, “Bowling for Obama” with a pic of her at the bowling alley. And yes, she does have good form, certainly better than Obama’s, which was kind of the point of the video.

ariel on July 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Welcome back, MKH. I miss you on WMAL, but am happy you’re here again.

jintrabar on July 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

So happy you are a part of the best website on the net, MKHammer!!

hpk1942 on July 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM

LOVE HER!!!

ToddonCapeCod on July 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Awesome. Her appearances on FoxNews are great.
No offense, but Hot Air needs this.
Congrats Mary Katherine!!!

DRayRaven on July 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I couldn’t retrieve the video or her trying to tie Obama’s paltry 37, but I at least came up with the HamNation article, “Bowling for Obama” with a pic of her at the bowling alley. And yes, she does have good form, certainly better than Obama’s, which was kind of the point of the video.

ariel on July 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Oops! here’s the link:
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/marykatharineham/2008/04/04/hamnation_bowling_for_obama

ariel on July 10, 2012 at 8:30 PM

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

Awe
Some!! The Hammer’s here!

Welcome, Mary Katharine!

inviolet on July 10, 2012 at 8:31 PM

*applause*

A big welcome to MKH and looking forward to some great blogs.

kim roy on July 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Always liked MKH from the early days. Glad I’ll get to hear from her more on Hot Air now.

asc85 on July 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Now, just get rid of this ALLAHPUNDIT clown and its all good.

reddevil on July 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM

You pick unusually attractive photos introducing women of HotAir, but MKH’s is superlative. She’s that combo of the hard and the soft that makes my head spin and leaves me speechless.

Good luck to MKH and her presence here. If she makes mistakes I will point them out.

Paul-Cincy on July 10, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Welcome, welcome, welcome. Even better than spring.

Mr. Grump on July 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Call her “The Hamster.” She loves that. Probably.

rdbrewer on July 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

The Hamster. The Haminator. Ham-o-rama.

Paul-Cincy on July 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Just people talking.

Paul-Cincy on July 10, 2012 at 8:40 PM

OT:What happened to libfreeordie?

OmahaConservative on July 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Haminama-ding-dong…

affenhauer on July 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Nice. This brought a smile to my face. Welcome back to the Hammer. MKH was one of the solid attractions to hot gas back in the day and I like this new day already.

I want you to fulfill the initial promise of this site by providing LOTS of Hammertime videos. Such a bright light and so entertaining to boot.

CitizenEgg on July 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Welcome MKH, big fan. My first introduction to MKH was when she guest posted on Hugh Hewitt’s site, I didn’t catch that it was a guest post so as I was reading about Hugh driving to DC, singing in his car and getting odd looks from other drivers and not caring, I thought Hugh had finally lost it. Luckily it was MKH.

xdwall on July 10, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Wow, I step away for a while and Ed and Allah pull off a coup. Welcome Mary K!

I’m thinking, with the new ladies at Hot Air, a few of the male posters might put on a clean shirt, some pants and shave once in a while. ;)

Fallon on July 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Woot! It’s Hammer Time!

Meryl Yourish on July 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Love MKH!

joedoe on July 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I remember that article. Awesome stuff. I’m envious that she finally got to attend a Duke/UNC game at Duke! Happy for her anyway. Still on my bucket list. :)

conservative pilgrim on July 10, 2012 at 8:48 PM

You are missed on the morning commutes at WMAL. The Bry-eye-ans are good, they just don’t have that conservative spark you brought to the game!
Very happy to see you have landed here. Hopefully you and Erika will bring the HOT to the lately tepid AIR.

bettycooper on July 10, 2012 at 8:49 PM

conservative pilgrim on July 10, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I have many happy memories inside Cameron Indoor Stadium :-)

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I tried this on my phone and apparently it didn’t go through, so I’ll try it on the old reliable home computer:

Hot Air, where the beautiful women come to blog. Welcome MKH!!!

Moose Drool on July 10, 2012 at 8:53 PM

What a boon for HA! Congrats, MKH!!

Tennman on July 10, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Welcome Mary Kathrine.

Dr Evil on July 10, 2012 at 8:55 PM

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

Great to see her work here. Bill never lets her talk long enough to finish her point on his show. I bet she will be able to do so here :)

TX-96 on July 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

HamNation…….Not Vegetarian! woot woot! Welcome MKH!

oIIIIIo on July 10, 2012 at 9:02 PM

OUT-FRICKEN-STANDING!!!!

Welcome MKH!!!

Tim Zank on July 10, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Great to see her work here. Bill never lets her talk long enough to finish her point on his show. I bet she will be able to do so here :)

TX-96 on July 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

When has that blowhard bastard ever let anyone else finish a sentence? Only time I ever watch his show is when Laura Ingraham or someone else is subbing.

If I had a show, you can bet that Mary Katharine would never be cut off. ;-)

TXUS on July 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM

OLD SCHOOL Classic:

HotAir VENT with Mary Katharine Ham

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Welcome!

Esthier on July 10, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Welcome MKH!!

JohnGalt23 on July 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Bring on the Week in Peeps!

RedMindBlueState on July 10, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Welcome MKH; your videos are genius, hope you do more.

mockmook on July 10, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Welcome back MKH.

For 4 years I’ve been whistling “Obama on my Shoulder”. It’s still a catchy tune, even if it is a sad little ditty.

Maybe do a do-over for November? Please?

JohnnyD on July 10, 2012 at 9:09 PM

MKH ROCKS!!!!!

pilamaye on July 10, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Best news since Mitt clinched the nomination! Welcome to the site and I’m looking forward to additional doses of intelligent Conservatism!

camaraderie on July 10, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Another OLD SCHOOL Classic:

HotAir VENT with Mary Katharine Ham

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 9:13 PM

OLD SCHOOL Classic:

HotAir VENT with Mary Katharine Ham

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Thanks for that stroll down memory lane. You know, who can go through life without lovin’ them some Mary Katharine Ham? Unless, of course, you live in the bulls eye of her targets. You go MK, you go girl!

TXUS on July 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Hi MK!

please remember my name and don’t block my comments like the other guys!

teejk on July 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Welcome Mary Katharine! I’m a huge fan! Looking forward to this! C:

Sasha List on July 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM

BAAAAAAACON!

Where does bacon come from?

Mary.
Katherine.
HAMMMMMMMMMMM!

Hehe, welcome.

thebrokenrattle on July 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I think the air just got a little hotter around here.

trigon on July 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Driving the Amish framing crew for the last two weeks has had me missing way too much Hotair.com., lately.

LOOK AT WHAT I’VE BEEN MISSING ! ! !
.
Yoo hoo, Mary . . . . . . . . (catcall whistle).
.
Welcome to the Hotair.com staff. : )

listens2glenn on July 10, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Welcome MKH – and though I’m sure someone else said it already, “At Large” seems highly in appropriate, but “At Petite” is probably politically incorrect.

WashingtonsWake on July 10, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Welcome MKH.

Did you ever wear Go-Go boots?

/BMore

SparkPlug on July 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM

This is against my better judgment, but…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi0syFNPKMc

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Welcome, Mary Katharine! Looking forward to your work.

MisterElephant on July 10, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Welcome Mary Katherine! A great addition to Hot Air. I love it when you spank Juan Williams!

Winebabe on July 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I have a thrill up my leg.

JellyToast on July 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Welcome Mary Katherine. Love it when you are up against Juan Williams. Keep up the good work. You make us “dawgs” proud!

obsessedinga on July 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM

The Hamster vs The Bamster.

Welcome aboard MKH.

fogw on July 10, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Bring on the Week in Peeps!

RedMindBlueState on July 10, 2012 at 9:08 PM

HamNation: The Week in Peeps

Includes Duke Lacrosse case reference, to those who may not get it…

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Excellent!!! Chick power! Welcome to our crazy world….

lovingmyUSA on July 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Alright, MKH. The HH show ended 39 minutes ago. Where is your first post? You have a lot of competition in Erika, so you need to step it up (yes, that is oddly sexist)!

stvnscott on July 10, 2012 at 9:39 PM

On a serious note, I think some of Mary Katharine Ham’s finest work was featured here:

The comprehensive argument against Barack Obama
posted at 11:59 pm on October 21, 2008

And it is a shame that more people didn’t know those truths before they voted for Obama.

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I have many happy memories inside Cameron Indoor Stadium :-)
ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 8:51 PM

What??!!! Awesome.

Loved VENT. I’m really looking forward to MKH’s videos.

conservative pilgrim on July 10, 2012 at 9:41 PM

This is terrific news. I hope we get to see some of her terrific videos just in time for the election ! Hint, hint.

spivey on July 10, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Gee, thanks a lot HotGas head honchos. Now I won’t get anything accomplished during my work day.

But seriously, a fantastic move! Welcome, MK!

Common Sense Floridian on July 10, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Don’t you ever f–king do that again!

CurtZHP on July 10, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Heh. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/10/Berkley-Reid-no-worries

davidk on July 10, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Welcome MKH, just what HotAir needs to liven it up.

Wade on July 10, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Welcome back MK! How about a new edition of “The Vent”?

Zorro on July 10, 2012 at 9:46 PM

https://twitter.com/mkhammer

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Excited to be here, and to get started posting as soon as I’m done with Hugh Hewitt’s show tonight! Frankly, ever since Michelle Malkin was kind enough to let me fill in for her in the Vent days at the beginning of this site’s run, people have thought I worked for HotAir, so I figured we should make it official. Ha. Glad to work with some of my favorite writers, and just hope I can keep y’all entertained.

Mary Katharine Ham on July 10, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Great! You could start by telling me where the video of you coming out of the water is. Come on Mary Katharine, for a good ole Ga boy, for old times sake. ; )

Bmore on July 10, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Welcome MKH……………….I haiku you.

M. Katharine Ham

Sweeter than raspberry jam

Pleased as Punch I am…..

BL@KBIRD on July 10, 2012 at 9:49 PM

This is terrific news. I hope we get to see some of her terrific videos just in time for the election ! Hint, hint.

spivey on July 10, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Let’s Hope we get a Change, with Videos!

And HA is showing how well Capitalism works, creating several new jobs recently.

Welcome Aboard!

Who is John Galt on July 10, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Thank you friend.

Bmore on July 10, 2012 at 9:51 PM

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