If the real thing don’t do the trick
You better make up something quick
You gonna burn it out to the wick
aren’t you, Barracuda?
Mr. James, is it warm where you are? Afterall, some say(jokingly, of course) Hillary Is Satan(I visited Hillary in Hell and all I got was this lousy t-shirt). James Carville, I-Fav, is a Big Fish in American Political Waters. Carville has been in the political consulting business for years. He even wrote a book called Stickin’: The Case For Loyalty.
If you are unfamiliar with Stickin’, just ask Governor Bill Richardson how it works. Recently I observed Mr. Carville apply this very technique to the Guv, Carville accusing Richardson of being a Judas. Not at all coincidentally, it happened to be Good Friday! When asked about his Judas accusation Carville replied, “I put one in the wheelhouse,” a baseball phrase meaning to put some heat on the ball. If it had been “the 4th of July I would have called him Benedict Arnold” confirmed Carville.
During a phone interview on Imus in the Morning, Governor Bill Richardson was asked about Mr. Carville’s reference, specifically him being a Judas for changing political camps from Senator Hillary Clinton to Senator Barack Obama. Richardson replied: I have heard of James Carville, I met him a couple of times. Apparently Governor Richardson wasn’t aware of Mr. Carville’s Stickin’ technique until just lately. Richardson had a chance to meet Carville again recently on CNN’S Larry King Live:
Ragin Cajun vs High Plains Drifter.
(That is my new affectionate nickname for Gov Richardson, hoping it will stick too.)
Carville also recently appeared on Imus in the Morning. Carville is emphatic: he is not in the domestic political consulting business anymore. He explains: I am 64 years old, I have children to raise, we are in the process of moving the family New Orleans, back to my roots.
Why James was so adamant that he is no longer a paid political consultant puzzles me. If he is sending signals, what are they? Being 64, is he trying to remind us he has a birthday coming up? Should I send him some I-Love? Raising children, is he telling the ladies he is a “new age male” or is he saying he is virile? Well that’s his wife Mary Mat’s problem isn’t it? I cannot figure out why he is making such a point of not being a paid political consultant anymore, unless someone is complaining about his activities.
James Carville is a political animal. He can smell blood in the water. He will circle you, ’til he finds a spot to stick it in…
He has stated: “Politics is a Contact Sport.” Advising, consulting and commenting on politics is in his nature. For anyone and everyone (see “Governor Bill Richardson”) who would try to make Carville desist, it would be like “Kicking a Dog for scratching it’s fleas.” Sure they would stop, they both want to please. The minute you turn your back and walk away, you know they will start back up again, one behind the sofa, the other shows up on the View, see clip below, it is just their nature
James Carville, knows all about “Political Waters.” What Gov Bill Richardson and Senator Obama don’t “get” is this: It’s not the gators in the shallows you have to worry about. It’s the deep political waters you need to navigate, otherwise known as the “Shark Dip.”
Hey Governor Richardson is it warm where you are?
Saddle up Buckaroos. The water’s choppy.
CNN’s political commentator James Carville, joins “Imus in the Morning” 4/22/2008