Obama’s Charm Offensive
Today, President Obama joined the ladies of the popular daytime talk show on ABC, “The View.” Obama's interview was the first appearance on a daytime talk show by a sitting president. The wide-ranging interview also dipped into Obama's knowledge of pop culture, an area he showed some proficiency, admitting that he knows actress Lindsey Lohan is in jail. Obama’s appearance on the show was a calculated effort on his part to help lift his sagging approval ratings. “People didn’t vote for Obama because of his past experience,” said Sean, “because he didn’t have any. People didn’t vote for him because of his record because his record was radically left. They voted for him based on his marketing campaign, which some could argue was brilliantly put together, and was based entirely on his personality, his temperament, his likeability and charm.” Charm, charisma and personality can take you far in politics – but only so far. “The president is reading the polls and he’s realizing that the Democratic Party and he himself are in big trouble. So he’s going back on the charm offensive. He’s going back to what has worked in the past,” Sean concluded. Make sure to tune into “Hannity” on the FoxNews Channel tonight to watch Sean’s exclusive interview with Elizabeth Hasselbeck from The View as she discusses Obama’s appearance.
No Deal For Rangel
Congressmen Pete King and Mike Pence joined Sean to discuss the news that Charlie Rangel was not able to strike a deal to prevent his ethics violations from going to trial. King, who has worked with Rangel in the past, told Sean that it was a sad day. “I have known Charlie for several years and he was a tremendous war hero. We don’t agree on any legislation that I can think of, but obviously there were serious mistakes made here. Charlie Rangel is entitled to his day in court,” said King. Pence added that it was important that people not prejudge Rangel. “It is extremely important that the House Ethics Committee be permitted to do its job,” said Pence.
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio joined Sean on the phone to discuss yesterday’s ruling by a judge temporarily blocking key parts of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law. Arpaio is preparing his officers to handle protestors who are expected to turn out in droves tomorrow to petition the judge’s ruling. However, the sheriff insisted that despite the temporary block by the court, his office would continue to uphold existing immigration laws. “Nothing is changing as far as our operation is concerned,” Arpaio told Sean.
Peter T. King (born April 5, 1944) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of New York, currently the United States Congressman for the state's 3rd Congressional District. Along with Chris Lee, who represents New York's 26th congressional district, King is one of only two Republicans to represent the state of New York at the federal level. King was considered a possible candidate for United States Senate in 2010, but has decided to run again for his congressional seat. However, in January of 2010, King said he was reconsidering a Senate run.
Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (born June 7, 1959) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for Indiana's 6th congressional district. He currently serves as Chairman of the House Republican Conference (caucus) for the 111th United States Congress. Pence's district covers much of Eastern Indiana.