The Hill hires James Carville to write about … Republicans and conservatism; Update: Politico corrects
posted at 11:41 am on September 4, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
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.