Harrison Ford Fires Back At Environmental Critics
Actor and environmental activist Harrison Ford spoke on Capitol Hill this week about general aviation. Ford is an avid aviator and quite knowledgeable on the subject. However Ford has encountered criticism from environmentalists over his use of airplanes. CNSNews.com asked him if his environmental activism coupled with his flying was a “contradiction.” Ford responded smugly, “they’re quite right. I’ll start walking everywhere when they start walking everywhere.” “I knew I loved Harrison Ford,” Sean exclaimed opening Thursday’s show. “When are they gonna start going after Al Gore? Gore just bought a nine million dollar house overlooking the ocean in California. How’s he gonna get out there?” Sean asked.
Senate Candidate Marco Rubio
Sean welcomed Marco Rubio to the program to talk about the dramatic turnaround in the Florida state Senate race. Rubio, who at one point trailed Charlie Crist by nearly 40 points in the polls, now holds nearly a 25 point lead. That sort of swing is almost unheard of and speaks volumes about Rubio’s campaign. Sean criticized Crist for his announcement yesterday that he was going to run as an independent – essentially bowing out before losing to Rubio. “That doesn’t upset me,” Rubio told Sean. “Ultimately the voters are going to decide who will win. The Republican Party is the natural home of the limited government, free enterprise movement. And that’s what my campaign is about.”
Francisco Hernandez Immigration Attorney On AZ Bill
Things heated up quickly as Sean rolled into the final hour of Thursday’s show. Immigration attorney Francisco Hernandez joined the show via the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss the Arizona immigration bill. Hernandez refused to admit that people who cross the U.S. border illegally are breaking the law. “It’s not breaking the law if you want to cross the border to get a piece of the American dream for your family if you’re otherwise starving,” Hernandez said. Calling the immigration laws passed by the state and federal government “stupid,” Hernandez argued that illegal immigrants are only taking the jobs Americans don’t want. “I don’t buy this argument for one second,” Sean fired back, “unemployment in this country is nearly double digits, we have people who have stopped looking for work because they can’t find employment and you’re trying to make every excuse and justification that you can come up with so you can justify your job as an immigration attorney.”
From 2000-2008, Rubio served in the Florida House of Representatives. During this period, he served as Majority Whip, Majority Leader and Speaker of the House, effectively promoting an agenda of lower taxes, better schools, a leaner and more efficient government and free market empowerment. During his legislative career, Rubio also promoted efforts to develop a world-class public school curriculum, increase performance-based accountability, enhance school choice and target the socio-economic factors affecting chronic academic underperformance. At the end of his tenure as Speaker, Rubio resumed his law practice as a sole practitioner. He has also served as a visiting professor at Florida International University's Metropolitan Center, worked as Florida Chairman of GOPAC and as a political analyst for Univision during the 2008 election cycle. Senator Rubio currently serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation , the Committee on... More >