Friday, June 5, 2009

Political Odd Couple Coming to Santa Fe

To quote The Patty Duke Show theme, "What a wild duet!"

The greatest political odd couple of our time, James Carville and Mary Matalin are coming to Santa Fe this month to give a talk titled "All's Fair: Love, War & Politics" at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Just in case you somehow missed either of them on any of the talking-head CNN shows they frequent, Carville, aka "The Ragin' Cajun" is a longtime Democratic Party operative and was a bigwig (without the wig) in President Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign. Matalin is a longtime Republican operative and former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.

According to an ad in today's Pasatiempo, the presentation on Saturday June 20 will have "a special focus on bi-partisanship and health care."

Good. If there's one issue that inspires bi-partisanship, it's health care. (I also believe in unicorns and Care Bears.)

The speech is sponsored by the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation and Christus St. Vincent. Tickets are $10 and available at the Lensic box office.