December 3, 1991 |
James Carville and Paul Begala are tossing around some harpoons they'd like to aim at George Bush in 1992. Carville waves his arms in big circles, his voice gets louder, his Southern accent more pronounced as the fantasy of the television commercial grows: "I can see a big flame--a red flare in the sky over the capital--with a voice saying: 'Why, what's that?
February 27, 2002 |
Bill Press, the former KABC talk radio host and chairman of the California State Democratic Party who has been arguing the "left" side of issues on CNN's "Crossfire," is being replaced by former Clinton insiders James Carville and Paul Begala. The two one-time advisors and political strategists for President Clinton will rotate in the job at the venerable political debate show.
February 25, 1999 |
Paul Begala, a top White House aide who was key to President Clinton's 1992 election, said he is resigning to teach at Georgetown University. "[Students] need to believe in something, because [politics] matters," Begala, 37, said. A vocal Clinton defender through the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal, Begala said the end of the impeachment trial made it easier to go. "I wouldn't be leaving if I thought the White House was in trouble."
October 10, 2004
David SHAW critiques the appearances of Pat Buchanan, Paul Begala and James Carville, et al, in fostering a perception of media bias [Media Matters, "War Horse Analysts Come Saddled With Image of Bias," 10/3/04]. These pundits make no secret of their partisanship for their respective positions, so what is the problem? Is there a TV viewer alive who doesn't now know this? Shaw doesn't seem to have a problem with the "Dennis Miller" show, hosted by Bush's opening act. If Shaw is going to write about Dan Rather's lapses, fine.
March 15, 2014 |
In one of the thousands of Clinton administration papers released Friday came a hint of what is to come if Hillary Rodham Clinton decides to run for president in 2016. In a January 1996 memo to White House communications director and speechwriter Don Baer, President Clinton's political advisor Paul Begala wrote that in the upcoming State of the Union address “it's imperative that the president defend the honor of the first lady tonight, with the whole country watching.” “The Republicans are attacking her without compunction, in part because they know the Democrats are too ... to retaliate,” Begala wrote, including a term -- omitted here -- rooted in his Texas upbringing.
October 17, 1998 |
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Today": Post-pregnancy make-over; fashions for new moms; children's books; Vermont Senate candidate Fred Tuttle; rewards of grandmotherhood; simple home repairs, 5 a.m. KNBC. "Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields": Paul Begala, counselor to the president, 2:30 p.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": President Clinton and foreign policy, 2:30 p.m. KCET. "Tony Brown's Journal": President Clinton's behavior, 3:30 p.