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James Carville
Born Chester James Carville, Jr.
October 25, 1944 (1944-10-25) (age 65)
Fort Benning, Georgia
Residence New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Education Louisiana State University (A.B., J.D.)
Occupation Political consultant,
Political science professor of practice, Tulane University[1]
Spouse(s) Mary Matalin (since 1993)
Website
Official site

James Carville (born October 25, 1944) is an American political consultant, commentator, actor, attorney, media personality, and prominent liberal pundit. Carville gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the successful presidential campaign of then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton. Carville was a co-host of CNN's Crossfire until its final broadcast in June 2005. Since its cancellation, he has appeared on CNN's news program, The Situation Room. As of 2009, he hosts a weekly program on XM Radio titled 60/20 Sports with Luke Russert, son of the late Tim Russert who hosted NBC's Meet The Press. He is married to Republican political consultant Mary Matalin. In 2009, he began teaching political science at Tulane University.[2]

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Early life and education

Carville, the oldest of eight children, was born Chester James Carville, Jr.[3] at Fort Benning, Georgia, the son of Lucille (née Norman), a former school teacher who sold World Book Encyclopedias door-to-door, and Chester James Carville, a postmaster as well as owner of a general store.[4][5] He has Irish and Cajun ancestry. James Carville was raised in Carville, Louisiana,[6] and attended Ascension Catholic High School in Donaldsonville, Louisiana.[5]

He received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Louisiana State University. He served for two years in the United States Marine Corps.

Early career

Before entering politics, Carville worked as a litigator at a Baton Rouge law firm from 1973–1979, spent two years serving in the United States Marines, and worked as a high school teacher.

Prior to the Clinton campaign, Carville and consulting partner Paul Begala gained other well-known political victories, including the gubernatorial victories of Robert Casey of Pennsylvania in 1986, and Zell Miller of Georgia in 1990. But it was in 1991 when Carville and Begala rose to national attention, leading appointed incumbent Senator Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania back from a 40-point poll deficit over White House hand-picked candidate Dick Thornburgh. Also noteworthy is that Wofford's campaign was where the "it's the economy, stupid" strategy used by Bill Clinton in 1992 was first implemented.

Bill Clinton's 1992 Presidential campaign

In 1992, Carville helped lead Bill Clinton to a win against George H. W. Bush in the Presidential election. In 1993, Carville was honored as Campaign Manager of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants. His role on the Clinton campaign was documented in the feature-length Academy Award-nominated film, The War Room. One of the formulations he used in that campaign has entered the language, derived from a list he posted in the war room to help focus himself and his staff, with these three points:

  1. Change vs. more of the same.
  2. The economy, stupid.
  3. Don't forget health care.

Political and media work

After 1992 Carville stopped working on domestic campaigns, stating that he would bring unneeded publicity, but he has worked on a number of foreign campaigns, including those of Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom, Ehud Barak of Israel's Labor Party, and the Liberal Party of Canada. In 2002, Carville worked as a Greenberg Carville Shrum (GCS) strategist to help American-educated Bolivian Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada win the presidency in Bolivia which was portrayed in a documentary Our Brand Is Crisis.

In 2004, he was brought in for last-minute consulting on Senator John Kerry's Presidential campaign, but he did not play a major role.

In 2005, Carville taught a semester of the course "Topics in American Politics" at Northern Virginia Community College. Among the guests he had come speak to the class were Al Hunt, Mark Halperin, Senator George Allen, George Stephanopoulos, Karl Strubel, Stan Greenberg, Tony Blankley, representatives from the Motion Picture Association of America, James Fallows.

In 2006, Carville switched gears from politics to sports and became a host on a sports show called 60/20 Sports on XM Satellite Radio with Luke Russert, son of the late NBC journalist Tim Russert. The show is an in-depth look at the culture of sports based on the ages of the two hosts (60 and 20). After the Democrats' victory in the 2006 midterm election, Carville criticized Howard Dean as Democratic National Committee Chair, calling for his ouster, as he believed Dean had not spent enough money. In late November 2006, Carville proposed a truce of sorts.[7]

Carville is the executive producer of the 2006 film All the King's Men, starring Sean Penn and Anthony Hopkins, which is loosely based on the life of Louisiana Governor Huey Long.

Carville had believed that Al Gore, whom he helped put in the White House as vice president in 1992, would run for president in 2008.[8] This prediction did not come true.

Carville has moved to New Orleans, and will teach at Tulane University as professor of practice starting spring semester of 2009.

On March 4, 2009, Politico reported that Carville, Paul Begala, and Rahm Emanuel were the architects of the Democratic Party's strategy to cast conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh as the face of the Republican Party.[9] Carville was particularly critical of Limbaugh for saying he wanted Barack Obama to "fail." It was later reported that Carville had voiced the opinion, during the presidency of George W. Bush, that, "I don’t care if people like him or not, just so they don’t vote for him and his party. That is all I care about. I hope he doesn’t succeed, but I am a partisan Democrat. But the average person wants him to succeed. It is his country, his life or their lives. So he has that going for him."[10] Carville made the remarks on September 11, 2001, shortly before the terrorist attacks on the United States. Upon hearing news of the attacks, Carville asked reporters to "disregard" his prior comments.[11]

Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani hired Carville as a campaign advisor in July 2009. Carville said that the 2009 Afghan presidential election is "probably the most important election held in the world in a long time," and he called his new job "probably the most interesting project I have ever worked in my life."[12] Carville, whose work for Ghani is pro bono, when asked about similarities between politics in Afghanistan and politics in Louisiana, responded:

Yeah, I felt a little bit at home, to be honest with you.[13]

Hillary Clinton's 2008 Presidential campaign

As an advisor to Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, Carville told The New York Times on March 22, 2008, that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who had just endorsed Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, was comparable to Judas Iscariot. It was "an act of betrayal," said Carville. "Mr. Richardson’s endorsement came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver, so I think the timing is appropriate, if ironic,” Mr. Carville said, referring to Holy Week. Governor Richardson had served in President Bill Clinton's administration as both United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of Energy, and Carville believed that Richardson owed an endorsement to Senator Clinton in exchange for being offered those posts by her husband. Carville also claimed that Richardson assured many in the Clinton campaign that he would at least remain neutral and abstain from taking sides.[14] Richardson refuted Carville's account, arguing that he had not made any promises to remain neutral. Richardson claims that his decision to endorse Obama was "clinched" by his speech on race relations following the swirl of controversy surrounding Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright.[15] Carville went on to note,"I doubt if Governor Richardson and I will be terribly close in the future," Carville said,[16] but "I've had my say...I got one in the wheelhouse and I tagged it."

Even as Clinton's campaign began to lose steam, Carville remained both loyal and positive in his public positions, rarely veering off message and stoutly defending the candidate. But on May 13, 2008, a few hours before the primary in West Virginia, Carville remarked to an audience at Furman University in South Carolina, "I'm for Senator Clinton, but I think the great likelihood is that Obama will be the nominee."[17] The moment marked a shift from his previous and often determinedly optimistic comments about the state of Hillary's campaign.

After Barack Obama's clear lead for victory in the Democratic presidential campaign on June 3, James Carville said he was ready to open up his wallet to help Obama build a political war chest to take on John McCain in November.[18]

Career as author

Carville is also a best-selling author. With his wife, Mary Matalin - a Republican - and writer Peter Knobler, Carville co-wrote All's Fair: Love, War and Running for President, published in 1995. He later wrote: We're Right, They're Wrong: A Handbook for Spirited Progressives, published in 1996; ...And The Horse He Rode In On: The People vs. Kenneth Starr, published in 1998; With Paul Begala he co-wrote Stickin. Suck Up, Buck Up... and Come Back When You Foul Up, in 2001, which detailed strategies for fighting and winning in business, politics, and life. In 2004, Carville released a political banter book entitled Had Enough?, as well as a children's picture book, Lu and the Swamp Ghost, with co-author Patricia McKissack and illustrator David Catrow. In January 2006, he released another book co-written with Begala, Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future.

Carville's most recent book is entitled 40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation.

In 1996, Carville was inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield, along with former Louisiana State Treasurer Mary Evelyn Parker and the late segregationist leader Leander Perez.

Personal life

Carville is married to Republican political pundit Mary Matalin, who had worked for President George H. W. Bush on his 1992 reelection campaign. Carville and Matalin were married in New Orleans in October 1993. They have two daughters: Matalin Mary "Matty" Carville and Emerson Normand "Emma" Carville. Carville publicly acknowledged that he has adult attention-deficit disorder.[19]

In 2008, Carville and Matalin relocated their family from Virginia to New Orleans.[20] He is currently on the faculty of the department of political science at Tulane University.

Film and television appearances

Carville and Keith Ellison in 2007
  • Carville takes a lead role in The War Room, a documentary about Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, together with George Stephanopoulos.
  • He appeared in the 1996 film The People vs. Larry Flynt as attorney Simon Leis.
  • He appeared in three episodes of the sitcom Mad About You playing himself, as head of a political consulting firm that hires Jamie Buchman, played by Helen Hunt.
  • In the film Old School, Carville makes a cameo appearing as himself, brought in as a ringer at a college-level debate society meeting and introduced as the "ragin' cajun". Will Ferrell then inexplicably gives a complex answer regarding US biotechnology policy. When it comes to Carville's rebuttal, he only says, "...We...(stumbles) have no response. That was perfect..."
  • In the film Wedding Crashers, Carville makes a cameo appearance alongside Senator John McCain of Arizona.
  • He appeared as himself in Rachel Boynton's Our Brand Is Crisis, a documentary that goes behind-the-scenes to show the manipulation and orchestration that is involved in big-time political campaigning. The movie follows members of the consulting firm of Greenberg Carville Shrum to Bolivia, where they have been hired to help controversial candidate Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada reclaim the presidency.
  • Carville appears as the Governor of Missouri, Thomas Crittenden, in the 2007 movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
  • He was in a Coca-Cola ad during Super Bowl XLII in 2008, with former Republican Senator Bill Frist.
  • He appeared as himself in NBC's comedy 30 Rock, season 2 episode 8, where he advises Jack Donaghy (a Republican supporter) on his relationship with a Democratic Congresswoman, and advises numerous characters on how to deal with their problems "Cajun style". ("Tryin' to steal candy from a vending machine? Here, let me show you how it's done...Cajun style.")
  • Appeared in cartoon form in Season 2, Episode 10 of the Family Guy "Running mates". Carville was introduced as the ragin' cajun and was trying to save Peter Griffin's career as school president. Peter cringed in terror every time he saw Carville's face.
  • Starred in Steven Soderbergh's HBO series K Street along with his wife
  • Starred in a 1998 Alka-Seltzer commercial with his wife Mary Matalin

Quotations

  • On the odds of John McCain beating Obama: "John King said that it would be the biggest comeback of the century. It actually would be the biggest comeback since Lazarus"[21]
  • "But one of Clinton's problems was, the interest groups don't care about the working poor. The Republicans don't care about the working poor — they don't know any. The Op-Ed writers don't care about the working poor. The editorial writers don't care about the working poor. The talking heads don't care about the working poor."
  • "Drag $100 bills through trailer parks, there's no telling what you'll find." regarding Paula Jones[22]

Further reading

  • Clinton, Bill (2004). My Life. Vintage. ISBN 1-4000-3003-X.

See also

References

  1. ^ "James Carville Joins Faculty". Tulane University. 2008-11-11. http://admission.tulane.edu/livecontent/news/28-james-carville-joins-faculty.html. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ Hobgood, Kathryn (2008-11-18). "Political Pundit Joins Faculty". New Orleans, LA: Tulane University. http://tulane.edu/news/newwave/111808_carville.cfm. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  3. ^ James Carville Deposition section 3
  4. ^ The Columnists. Salon.
  5. ^ a b Carville, James; Mary Matalin; Federal News Service (transcript) (2007-03-27). "CEA Washington Forum" (.doc). Washington, D.C.: Consumer Electronics Association. http://www.ce.org/Events/event_info/downloads/WF07/3.27.07%20Carville%20&%20Matalin%20Keynote.doc. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  6. ^ Anchors & Reporters. CNN.
  7. ^ Hotline On Call: Carville's Truce? The Hotline. National Journal Group. 2006-11-30.
  8. ^ James Carville: Al Gore Will Run in 2008. NewsMax.com. 2007-02-27.
  9. ^ Martin, Jonathan (March 4, 2009). "Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh Plan". Politico. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19596.html. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  10. ^ Sargent, Greg (March 12, 2009). "Revealed: What James Carville Really Said On 9/11 About Wanting Bush To Fail". WhoRunsGov.com. http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/political-media/revealed-what-james-carville-really-said-on-911-about-wanting-bush-to-fail/. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  11. ^ Sammon, Bill (March 11, 2009). "Flashback: Carville Wanted Bush to Fail". FoxNews.com. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/11/carville-wanted-bush-fail/. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  12. ^ "U.S. strategist helps rival of Afghan president". Associated Press. 2009-07-08. http://www.kansascity.com/659/story/1312800.html. Retrieved 2009-07-14.  Cf. "Carville to Advise Karzai Challenger in Afghan Election Contest". Bloomberg. 2009-07-06. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=aHvyg97ihhPM. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  13. ^ Bruce Eggler & Michelle Krupa, "Carville finds familiar politics in Afghanistan" (section titled "Going native") in Times-Picayune, 2009 August 1, Saint Tammany Edition, p. B3.
  14. ^ Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny, "First a Tense Talk With Clinton, Then Richardson Backs Obama", The New York Times, March 22, 2008.
  15. ^ CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Richardson: Obama’s speech was decisive « - Blogs from CNN.com
  16. ^ Sinderbrand, Rebecca (2008-03-25). "Carville: Controversial Judas comment 'had the desired effect'". CNN Political Ticker (CNNPolitics.com). http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/03/25/carville-controversial-judas-comment-had-the-desired-effect. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  17. ^ CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Carville: Obama likely to win nomination « - Blogs from CNN.com
  18. ^ http://www.nndb.com/org/684/000167183/
  19. ^ Thakkar, Vatsal, Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health, "Depression and ADHD: What You Need to Know", http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/549018, retrieved 2009-04-17 
  20. ^ Argetsinger, Amy; Roxanne Roberts (2008-03-27). "His Family Is Following the Ragin' Cajun Home". The Reliable Source (The Washington Post): pp. C03. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/27/AR2008032700006.html. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  21. ^ http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0811/03/lkl.01.html
  22. ^ Adam Cohen (1997-01-20). ""Will she have her day in court?"". Time (magazine) (New York). http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,985789,00.html. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 

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James Carville (born October 25, 1944) is a liberal American political consultant, commentator, media personality, and pundit. Also known as the "Ragin' Cajun" or "Corporal Cue Ball", Carville gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the successful 1992 presidential campaign of then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton. Carville was the co-host of CNN's Crossfire until its final broadcast in June 2005. Since its cancellation, he has appeared on CNN's new program The Situation Room. As of 2006, he currently hosts a weekly program on XM Radio entitled 60/20 Sports with Luke Russert, son of NBC's Tim Russert. He is the husband of Mary Matalin.

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  • "You can call the dogs in, wet the fire, and leave the house. The hunt's over." - on Obama winning the White House
    • CNN Election Night in America 10/7/2008
  • "John McCain, if you liked the last eight, you are going to love the next four."
    • Meet the Press, 4/14/2008
  • “Mr. Richardson’s endorsement came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver, so I think the timing is appropriate, if ironic." (Referring to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's endorsement of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton on GoodFriday).
  • (Hollywood) hates America.
    • The Colbert Report, 9/20/06
  • Who cares? Sometimes you need rebirth." (On the destruction of America)
    • The Colbert Report, 9/20/06
  • "Washington is a dirty diaper. It's time for a change."
    • on his 6th September 2006 appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
  • Hurricane [Katrina] hit the Gulf Coast and destroyed much of the Gulf Coast - that was an act of god ... Now what happened to New Orleans, that was a complete failure of the federal government. Complete negligence by the feds.
    • in a speech to LSU students at the Manship School of Communications' Holliday Forum on January 27, 2006.
  • I didn’t just experiment with marijuana – if you know what I mean.
    • in a speech to LSU students at the Manship School of Communications' Holliday Forum on January 27, 2006.
  • Yeah, I graduated with a 4.0… blood alcohol level.
    • in a speech to LSU students at the Manship School of Communications' Holliday Forum on January 27, 2006.
  • At the beginning of the Clinton administration in the early 1990s, adviser James Carville was stunned at the power the bond market had over the government. If he came back, Carville said: I used to think if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president or the pope or a .400 baseball hitter. But now I want to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody.
    • Wall Street Journal (February 25, 1993, p. A1)

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  • "Look, if George W. Bush and his Republican cronies walked on water, I'd be the guy out there yelling that they couldn't swim. But don't take it from me: we've now heard it from the military commanders and our intelligence community: George Bush's actions in Iraq have not made us safer. They've done the opposite."
  • "When it comes to being visionary in stealing, the Republicans do better than anybody. It's really something to see." - in his 25th January 2006 appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
  • "Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find." January 1996, reported as referring to Clinton's accuser Paula Jones and her charge that President Clinton had sexually assaulted her, but Carville insisted he meant Gennifer Flowers
  • * Remarking about the 1992 Election.
  • Republicans now have their own network on Fox, so guys who don't like to answer questions, like Trent Lott, have a place to go to hit softballs.
  • Back in 2000 a Republican friend warned me that if I voted for Al Gore and he won, the stock market would tank, we'd lose millions of jobs, and our military would be totally overstretched. You know what? I did vote for Gore, he did win, and I'll be damned if all those things didn't come true! [1]
  • But one of Clinton's problems was, the interest groups don't care about the working poor. The Republicans don't care about the working poor — they don't know any. The Op-Ed writers don't care about the working poor. The editorial writers don't care about the working poor. The talking heads don't care about the working poor.
  • Don't get mad. Don't get even. Just get elected, then get even.
  • Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find.
  • Republicans want smaller government for the same reason crooks want fewer cops: it's easier to get away with murder.
  • We didn't find the key to the electoral lock...we just picked it.
  • What I'm suggesting is, stand for yourself, be for something and the hell with it. Because the hand-wringers and the editorialists and the sigh-and-pontificate crowd will be against you, whatever you do.
  • When your opponent is drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil.
  • Whenever I hear a campaign talk about a need to energize the base, that's a campaign that's going down the toilet. It's a pretty good indication that they're not eating up any territory, they can't get anybody in the center to support them, they're getting shelled back into their own bunker.
  • You show me a winner and I'll show you someone who's lost a lot, You show me someone who's never lost and you show me a loser - someone who's never tried. The more a person wants to succeed in life and the bigger they dream, the more likely they are to fail.
  • Between Paoli (one of Philadelphia's westernmost suburbs) and Penn Hills (one of Pittsburgh's easternmost suburbs), Pennsylvania is Alabama without the blacks. They didn't film "The Deerhunter" there for nothing -- the state has the second-highest concentration of NRA members, behind Texas.[2]
    • Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh on one end, Philadelphia on the other, and Alabama in between. [3] (Alternate)
    • Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with Alabama stuffed between them. (Alternate)
    • During the 1992 presidential campaign, Democratic political consultant James Carville described Pennsylvania as "Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, with Alabama in between."[4]
    • Pennsylvania is "two cities separated by Alabama." [5]

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  1. In reference to the United States presidential election, 2000 Florida results, and the Iraq War.
  2. http://www.cookpolitical.com/column/1999/051899.php
  3. http://www.fandm.edu/x3817.xml
  4. http://www.pennlive.com/columns/patriotnews/reeves/index.ssf?/base/columnists/1184034333275580.xml&coll=1
  5. http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2003/07/28/newscolumn1.html

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James Carville
File:James Carville
Born Chester James Carville, Jr.
October 25, 1944 (1944-10-25) (age 66)
Fort Benning, Georgia
Residence New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Education Louisiana State University
Spouse Mary Matalin (since 1993)
Website
Official site

James Carville (born October 25, 1944) is an American political consultant, commentator, actor, attorney, media personality and pundit. Known as the Ragin' Cajun, Carville gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the successful presidential campaign of then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton. Carville was the co-host of CNN's Crossfire until its final broadcast in June 2005. Since its cancellation, he has appeared on CNN's news program, The Situation Room. As of 2008, he hosts a weekly program on XM Radio titled 60/20 Sports with Luke Russert, son of Tim Russert who hosted NBC's Meet The Press. He is married to Republican political consultant Mary Matalin.

Career as author

Carville is also a best-selling author. With his wife, Republican Mary Matalin, and writer Peter Knobler, Carville co-wrote All's Fair: Love, War and Running for President, published in 1995. He later wrote: We're Right, They're Wrong: A Handbook for Spirited Progressives, published in 1996; ...And The Horse He Rode In On: The People vs. Kenneth Starr, published in 1998; With Paul Begala he co-wrote Stickin. Suck Up, Buck Up... and Come Back When You Foul Up, in 2001, which detailed strategies for fighting and winning in business, politics, and life. In 2004, Carville released a political banter book entitled Had Enough?, as well as a children's picture book, Lu and the Swamp Ghost, with co-author Patricia C. McKissack and illustrator David Catrow. In January 2006, he released another book co-written with Begala, Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future.

Film and television appearances

  • Carville takes a lead role in The War Room, a documentary about Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, together with George Stephanopoulos.
  • He appeared in the 1996 film The People vs. Larry Flynt as attorney Simon Leis.
  • In the film Old School, Carville makes a cameo appearing as himself, brought in as a ringer at a college-level debate society meeting. Will Ferrell then inexplicably gives a complex answer regarding US biotechnology policy. When it comes to Carville's rebuttal, he only says, "...We...(stumbles) have no response. That was perfect..."
  • In the film Wedding Crashers, Carville makes a cameo appearance alongside Senator John McCain of Arizona.
  • He appeared as himself in Rachel Boynton's Our Brand Is Crisis, a documentary that goes behind-the-scenes to show the manipulation and orchestration that is involved in big-time political campaigning. Movie follows members of the consulting firm of Greenberg Carville Shrum to Bolivia, where they have been hired to help controversial candidate Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada reclaim the presidency.
  • Carville appears as the Governor of Missouri, Thomas Crittenden, in the 2007 movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
  • He was in a Coca-Cola ad during Super Bowl XLII in 2008, with former Republican Senator Bill Frist.
  • He appeared as himself in NBC's comedy 30 Rock, season 2 episode 8, where he advises numerous characters on how to deal with their problems "Cajun style". ("Tryin' to steal candy from a vending machine? Here, let me show you how it's done...Cajun style.")
  • Appeared in cartoon form in Season 2, Episode 10 of the Family Guy "Running mates". Carville was introduced as the ragin' cajun and was trying to save Peter Griffin's career as school president.
  • Starred in Steven Soderberg's HBO series 'K Street' along with his wife.

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