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The Hill hires James Carville to write about … Republicans and conservatism; Update: Politico corrects

posted at 11:41 am on September 4, 2013 by

The Hill is normally a good resource for news and analysis from Capitol Hill.  However, this is quite puzzling:

Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville has been tapped to write a bi-weekly column for “The Hill” on modern Republicanism and modern conservatism, the congressional news outlet announced on Wednesday.

“James’ voice is among the most recognized in politics,” Hill editor-in-chief Hugo Gurdon said in a statement. “We are so pleased to include his unique take on current affairs. James will be an ideal complement to our diverse and prominent line-up of contributors.”

Can we assume that The Hill will bring on Rush Limbaugh for in-depth analysis of Democrats and progressivism, too?

Update: Politico’s Dylan Byers issued a correction (at the same link as above), saying he had misinterpreted The Hill’s announcement:

Correction: It was our initial impression that Carville’s entire column would be dedicated to modern Republicanism and modern conservatism. That is only the subject of his first column.

So it’s no less ridiculous, but a lot less lasting.  Got it. And I’d still like to see when The Hill will invite The Great Rushbo to offer his analysis of Democrats and progressivism, even if it’s only for one day. Should be entertaining.

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Can we assume that The Hill will bring on Rush Limbaugh for in-depth analysis of Democrats and progressivism, too?

Probably not – grin. Maybe Rush will insist on it after seeing this news.

Karmi on September 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

We have George Stephanopoulos moderating GOP primary debates, so why would this surprise anyone?

Valkyriepundit on September 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Got to get those Clinton people in place before 2016.

Flange on September 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Got to get those Clinton people in place before 2016.

Flange on September 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Thread winner for truth!

hrh40 on September 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Ed, there is a correction at the bottom. Not sure when it was posted.

Correction: It was our initial impression that Carville’s entire column would be dedicated to modern Republicanism and modern conservatism. That is only the subject of his first column.

I wonder what else he is going to be writing about, then.

Patriot Vet on September 4, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Got to get those Clinton people in place before 2016.

Flange on September 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Thread winner for truth!

hrh40 on September 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM

AMEN… {Hey Hotair Geeks, how about some voting on blog posts…?)

CrazyGene on September 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM

AMEN… {Hey Hotair Geeks, how about some voting on blog posts…?)

CrazyGene on September 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM

And possibly some cash prizes for thread winners. :-)

Flange on September 4, 2013 at 12:30 PM

I kinda like this idea. Carville can’t lie – it’s always written all over his words (and face). I think he really appreciates people like Ted Cruz and the future of the party behind leaders like him. ~ RD

RumblinDurango on September 4, 2013 at 12:38 PM

“James’ voice is among the most recognized in politics,”

Ethel Merman’s voice is pretty recognizable too. So what?

CurtZHP on September 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Maybe he will just be the ghost writer for Mary Matalin.

bugsy on September 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I don’t know if Rush would be a good example, as, to my knowledge, he hasn’t worked inside politics as Carville has. A more appropriate counterpart would be Karl Rove writing about modern liberalism. Which…I don’t think any of us really want.

Hostile Gospel on September 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Maybe he will just be the ghost writer for Mary Matalin.

bugsy on September 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM

That really wouldn’t make it any better.

GWB on September 4, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Bill Clinton has been asked to pen an article on ‘saving’ one’s self for marriage.

GarandFan on September 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Anthony Weiner has been asked to pen an article on proper internet etiquette.

BKennedy on September 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Is ‘the hill’ going out of business? I never give them any sort of web-hit as they are too biased to sort through.

Freddy on September 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

The Hill is normally a good resource for news and analysis from Capitol Hill

Say what? It’s always been a Dem mouthpiece.

bofh on September 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

So if the original report had been true, there would have been a Democrat writing regularly about Republicans and conservatism.

How, exactly, would that have been different from the typical media coverage of Republicans and conservatism?

J.S.K. on September 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Carvile will be back bobbing his head and twisting logic in the wind very soon. He’s a Clintonite, after all.

Kissmygrits on September 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Got to get those Clinton people in place before 2016.

Flange on September 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM

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Thread winner for truth!

hrh40 on September 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM

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Yep, Flange nailed that one ‘right-on-the-Schwartz’.
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hrh40 on September 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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AMEN… {Hey Hotair Geeks, how about some voting on blog posts…?)

CrazyGene on September 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM

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And possibly some cash prizes for thread winners. :-)

Flange on September 4, 2013 at 12:30 PM

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Okay, let’s not get carried away.

listens2glenn on September 4, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Anything he writes, he’ll have to back up on TV, for he never met a camera he didn’t like. Especially on Fox.

Sabercat2 on September 5, 2013 at 9:12 AM