Lost In The Headlines
Lost in all of the chaos of natural disasters in Japan and financial disasters in Congress is the story of Army Corporal Frank Buckles who dies on February 27th and was laid to rest last Friday. He was 110. Mr. Buckles was the last remaining American World War I veteran and his passing marked the final end of an era. Corporal Buckles, having enlisted when he was 16 by secretly lying about his age, spent three years as a Japanese prisoner of war before he was released. In all of the headlines about fiscal irresponsibility and Sean’s never-ending plea to protect future generations from America’s overspending, it’s important that we all take some time to reflect on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of life. While it’s true we owe it to our future generations to protect America’s greatness, it’s arguably just as important that we honor past sacrifices by prote cting the security of our country, the country that Frank Buckles fought so hard to protect. For pictures of Corporal Buckles’ ceremony, visit Hannity.com.
Rep. Allen West
Florida Congressman Allen West stopped by the show to give his update on the happenings in Washington. “There are fifty four Republicans who didn’t vote for a continuing resolution,” noted Hannity, “Because they felt that we ought not to be governing this way.” “This is a monumental problem,” noted West, “We need to be engaged in this fight.” West continued his thoughts saying, “The most important thing is the President needs to be held responsible, he appoints Vice President Biden to join the budget talks and then he leaves the country.” As Sean argued earlier in the program, this is not the way to show leadership in tough and challenging times. For more on this, visit Hannity.com.
President Mike Pence?
Indian Congressman Mike Pence joined Sean to discuss his political future. “So, are you running for Governor,” hit Sean, “So you’re definitely out for a run for the Presidency.” “We were flattered by those who said we should jump into the national race,” acknowledged Pence, “We concluded that our calling was closer to home so we’re looking to see if we can provide a service closer to home.” Congressman Mike Pence’s constant pressure on politicians in Washington to control spending and bring government back to the people has led him to be among the most popular leaders in America. It’s clear that Congressman Pence loves his home state and seems awfully dedicated to its success. The White House could use similar leadership these days.
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.
Lieutenant Colonel Allen West (US Army, Retired) was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. His parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of God and Country. In 2004, when it was time to retire from more than twenty years of service in the US Army, he brought his wife and two young daughters to Broward County, Florida, where he taught high school for one year. He then returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.