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Monday, January 24th, 2011

Dead Fish is Flopping
Sean hit the ground running today with his criticisms of former White House Chief of Staff, Rahm “Dead Fish” Emanuel who made news today for being knocked off the ballot for the upcoming Chicago mayoral race. The Illinois Supreme Court removed the former Obama staffer because he couldn’t adequately establish the necessary residency requirements. “The facts are simple,” noted Hannity, “It’s straight forward, Illinois state law requires a candidate to live in the municipality a year prior to the election.” For a politician as savvy as Emanuel, this obvious glitch in his campaign should’ve been considered long before he abandoned the Obama White House.

Michael Barone and Scott Rasmussen: Turning Down The Volume?
Sean was joined by pollsters Michael Barone and Scott Rasmussen to discuss the latest issues in Washington. “The State of the Union address is coming up,” mentioned Sean, “Is the kumbaya atmosphere going to exist even though last week Democrats were saying that Republicans were going to kill people if they repeal the health care bill?” Scott Rasmussen added his thoughts saying, “The President’s job approval is improving and those began when he reached the agreement with Republicans on the tax cut.” Barone added his thoughts saying, “We’ve seen the number of people who strongly disapprove of Obama has been going down but what we’re seeing is that he’s not making as many concessions in policy as we thought he would.”

Ann Coulter and Pat Caddell
Ann Coulter and Pat Caddell spent time with Sean this afternoon debating the rhetoric in Washington. “Biden is out there saying that Obama is the best President since FDR,” noted Hannity. Caddell added, “It’s amazing to see the non push back of Obama moving to the center.” Coulter added, “To quote Richard Nixon, how about we watch what he does and not what he says.” The truth is that President Obama is gaining traction since his disastrous November elections but the American people are looking for leaders in Washington to control spending and return government to its proper role. It remains to be seen if President Obama can be that leader.

Show Guests

Pat Caddell

Patrick Hayward Caddell (also Pat or Patrick H., born May 19, 1950, in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is an American public opinion pollster and a political film consultant.

Ann Coulter

Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American social and political commentator , best-selling author , and syndicated columnist . She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events. Well-known for her conservative political opinions and the controversial ways in which she defends them, Coulter has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot" and, unlike "broadcasters," does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced."

Michael Barone

Michael Barone is senior Political Analyst for the Washington Examiner. A resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, he is also a Fox News Channel contributor and co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.

Scott Rasmussen

Scott W. Rasmussen (born circa 1955) is an American public opinion pollster. He is the founder and president of Rasmussen Reports. He also co-founded the sports network ESPN, and is currently president of the Methodist Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, where he resides.