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Paul Begala

Paul BegalaAKA Paul E. Begala

Born: 12-May-1961
Birthplace: Undetermined Location, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Helped get Clinton elected

Cofounded the political consulting firm Carville & Begala in 1984 with a handshake. Worked as a speechwriter for Congressman Dick Gephardt 1987-91, where he met George Stephanopoulos. Begala, Carville, and Stephanopoulos formed the nucleus of then-governor Bill Clinton's 1992 Presidential campaign staff. After Clinton won, Begala served as a counselor to the President.

Wife: Diane Friday (m. 1989, 4 sons)
Son: Patrick Aaron Begala b. 26-Jul-2000)

    High School: John Foster Dulles High School, Sugar Land, TX (1979)
    University: BA Government, University of Texas at Austin (1983)
    Law School: JD, University of Texas at Austin (1990)

    The Daily Texan
    Al Franken for Senate
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Obama for America
    Wedding: James Carville and Mary Matalin (1993)
    Roast: Don Imus (1999)
    Funeral: Tim Russert (2008)

    Crossfire Co-Host
    Equal Time

    The Hunting of the President (23-Jan-2004) · Himself
    The Last Debate (5-Nov-2000) · Himself
    The War Room (14-Sep-1993) · Himself

Author of books:
Is Our Children Learning? The Case Against George W. Bush (2000, politics)
It's Still the Economy, Stupid: George W. Bush, The GOP's CEO (2002, politics)
Buck Up, Suck Up... and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12 Winning Secrets from the War Room (2002, politics, with James Carville)
Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future (2006, politics, with James Carville)
The Third Term: Why George W. Bush (Hearts) John McCain (2008, politics)

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