Craig James: I Didn’t Hire Merrie Spaeth. Wait, What? Oh, Hire. Yeah, I Did That.

As Craig James’ futile senate bid spirals into what I assume will be a future filled with semi-lucrative gigs speaking about his faith and whatever at churches and tent revivals in San Angelo and Abilene and deep in the piney woods of East Texas, he still has a few chances left to screw up on national TV. Like, let’s see, when was — oh! Today:

On Wednesday, James told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd: “We didn’t hire a PR firm.” But when Todd pressed the issue, noting that James had indeed hired Spaeth Communications, James acknowledged that he had. “There are PR firms for what I needed,” he said. “We needed somebody who could represent us.”

Wayne Slater guesses James was trying to differentiate between hiring Spaeth’s company before getting Mike Leach fired at Texas Tech (when most people disliked him), rather than afterward (when everyone disliked him). Anyway, I look forward to his forthcoming book with Robert Jeffress, Breaking Satan’s Tackles: Craig James on Faith, Football, Faith, and Failure.


  • GMOM

    Oh ick!!! What a loser………………..

  • Whoever wrote this article was being easy on James. What actually happened was: He said he didn’t hire a PR firm, then he said he did but not until Leach was fired, then he backtracked on when he hired them and pointed out that it was at some vague period during Leach’s suspension. All three are obviously lies, butwe’re getting closer to the truth. The truth being that he hired the PR firm to try to get Leach fired. Why doesn’t he just own it. He always tries to justify his actions in light of Leach abusing his son. If he just told the truth, people would still hate him, but they would forgive him. Craig, we don’t hate you because your lying, we hate you because you’re a self righteous idiot.

  • heels

    Craig, you make me like Rick Perry. Eww.

  • Billyboy

    I’m thinking he’ll finish behind even those we never heard of.

  • The creator of “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” aka Sen. John McCain, a “dishonorable organization” Spaeth and Craig James; I can’t think of a better match for the Circle of Hell that Lee Atwater is currently residing in.

  • 5 hookers

    Clearly he hired a PR firm to to defend himself from the fact that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU. This smear has been mentioned over and over again when referring to the fact that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU. That he needed a PR firm is clear evidence that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU. The 5 hookers have asked to remain anonymous.

  • Ty

    Like I’ve said before Craig James is a Pathological Liar.

  • midway hollow


  • John

    What can you expect from a man who reportedly killed 5 Hookers while a student at SMU. If he can get away with that, do you actually think that he won’t steal this election? A 48% deficit is nothing for him and his Swift Boat cabal.

  • Avid Reader

    If only we could power the world on hate, Grumpy Demo, if only.

  • Edward

    I only hope that some day Merrie Spaeth will ask for forgiveness for all that she has done.

    I don’t even think you can call what she does “PR”.