DATE: 3/19/2004 08:31:00 AM
Lileks on Carville - From today's Bleat:
Note to the Democratic Party: James Carville may not be the bridge-building base-expanding emissary you think he is. If you're employing him as the fellow who wheels the barrow heaped with meat to the lion den, fine; he's great for whipping up the previously converted, the faithful, the die-hards who like their rhetoric served up raw and red. But to paraphrase Groucho Marx, I wouldn't want to be a member of a party that would have him for a member. It's not just the nature of his rhetoric - why, both sides have people who don't just go over the top but set new world pole-vaulting records every election. No, it's because he sometimes acts as though he hovered up a pound of meth before he starts his speech. Read the whole thing.