Governor Chris Christie
Sean was joined by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to talk about his conservative successes in The Garden State. “Governor Corzine told us that there would be a $500 million surplus but what we found when we got there was a $2.2 Billion gap,” a disappointed Governor Christie told Hannity, “By executive action I froze $2.2 Billion in spending and now we’ve been able to reduce $10.7 Billion in spending to balance this coming year’s budget without a tax increase.” “I’ve been watching what you’re doing,” said Hannity, “and the Democrats have raised taxes across the board and I just don’t know why there’s still a mentality out there that things raising taxes will be effective.” This has been a question long asked with the same results, no one knows why.
Juan Williams and Stuart Varney: The Great Recession Blame Game
Sean was joined by his friends Juan Williams and Stuart Varney to discuss the latest on President Obama’s remarks today where the President blamed the banking industry and Wall Street for our current economic mess. “The President is simply rushing for a political success to cover up the problems we’ve had with health care reform and the failure with his stimulus program,” argued Varney. Williams countered, “You’re telling me that the stimulus was a failure even though it looks like we’re heading out of this recession and we’ve been saved from the brink of a depression.” I don’t see any economic success,” argued Hannity, “we have over $10 Trillion in debt.” As Hannity so eloquently argued, how is it possible that Washington can’t be part of the problem; after all it wasn’t Wall Street who borrowed $10 Trillion?
Spencer Tillman and Stephen A. Smith: A Racist NFL?
Sean was joined by sports talkers Spencer Tillman and Stephen A. Smith to discuss the latest controversies surrounding Stanford running back Toby Gerhart who found himself the center of attention yesterday when an NFL scout was quoted as saying “He'll be a great second-round pick up for somebody, but I guarantee you if he was the exact same guy - but he was black - he'd go in the first round for sure." Spencer Tillman offered, “This is Tobey’s chance to see first-hand what many minorities go through.” Stephen A. Smith joined in offering, “When you look at this from a historical perspective the fact of the matter is that, by-in-large, if you’re a star running back in the NFL you are an African American." Hannity offered a hopeful response to the story by saying, “I think the average athlete looks out for each other and want to win for each other and I don’t think they look through the prism of race at all.”
As a leading journalist, Stephen A. Smith has been up close and personal with the world's premier athletes, celebrities and newsmakers.
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 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.