James Carville to the Fox Den


Fox News has taken a small step to the left in the hiring of James Carville as a contributor.

Carville, a Louisiana native dubbed "The Ragin' Cajun," has sparred with his conservative wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, on CNN, but is making a move to Roger Ailes' cable network.

Carville, 69, was a chief strategist for Bill Clinton's presidential bid in 1992.

He starred in "The War Room" about Clinton's bid for the presidency and frequently made mention of his Republican nemesis – FOX News founder Roger Ailes - pronouncing the media mogul's name in his trademark Southern drawl.

Ailes, according to reports, used to joke about Carville's physical appearance, saying that he looked "like a fish who's swum too close to a nuclear reactor.”

“James’ successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to FOX News. We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network," Bill Shine, FOX's EVP of programming, said in a statement announcing the position.

H/T NY Daily News