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Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Do Words Mean Anything?
Sean kicked off the show today discussing last night’s State Of The State Union address. The latest controversy stemmed from remarks President Obama made when he said, “Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests -- including foreign corporations -- to spend without limit in our elections” which caused Justice Alito to shake his head in disagreement. “Liberals are blaming Justice Alito,” a confused Sean noted, “but Justice Alito didn’t know he was on camera, the President did.” Sean angrily noted," The President's remarks were, as Senator Hatch described, just plain rude and unprecedented." What we've seen from this President over the last year has been unprecedented, and not in a good way. To see the remarks, click here.

Stuart Varney
Fox News contributor Stuart Varney joined Sean on the NewsMaker hotline to give his thoughts on last night’s “raucous campaign rally” and what it meant for the President’s overall approval rating. “I thought it was downright ugly to see a chamber full of politicians banging for the blood of bankers and being goaded on by the President of the United States,” argued Varney. Sean continued, “I viewed this speech as a very political and sometimes angry speech with an undertone of ‘don’t you see how great I am.’” The speech was certainly controversial and it highlighted many of the weaknesses in the President’s platform in 2010. For more on this and Warren Buffett’s recent dismissal of President Obama’s policies, check out Stuart Varney on Fox News here.

Governor Sarah Palin
Sean was joined by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to discuss the State of the Union Address. “I thought we were going to hear some pivoting toward the reality that Americans feel,” argued Palin. “There were a couple of points we should take away as good and things he should’ve been doing all along, “offered the former Governor, “things like off-shore drilling, clean coal and nuclear power and a spending freeze.” “If we stay on the spending freeze for a moment,” questioned Sean, “so he’s going to raise spending 24% and then freeze discretionary spending by $15 billion of a $4 trillion budget which is not even a drop in the bucket.” Americans seem largely opposed to larger government and certainly this “fuzzy math” will be seen for what it is, wrong! To read more from Governor Palin, take a look at her new book, “Going Rogue” which is available on Han or by clicking here.

Show Guests

Juan Williams

Williams regularly appears on major radio and television programs, notably National Public Radio and the Fox News Channel. He also writes for leading newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and has been published in magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and Time.

Stuart Varney

Stuart Varney is a conservative British-American economic journalist, currently working for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network in the United States. Varney joined Fox News in January 2004 as a business contributor on many shows, such as Your World with Neil Cavuto. Varney will also occasionally serve as guest host for Your World and the shows on the Cost of Freedom business block.

Sarah Palin

Sarah Louise Palin ( ˈpeɪlɨn ( help · info ); née Heath ; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician who served as Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009 . She was the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2008. Palin was a member of the Wasilla, Alaska , city council from 1992 to 1996 and the city's mayor from 1996 to 2002. After an unsuccessful campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 until her resignation in 2004. She was elected Governor of Alaska in November 2006. Palin became the first female governor of Alaska and the youngest person ever elected governor of that state. In 2008, Republican presidential candidate John McCain chose Palin as his running mate in that year's presidential election , making her the second female candidate and the first Alaskan candidate of either major party on a... More >