Sean’s Recommended Reading For May: OutNumbered
Sean welcomed author Jedediah Bila to the program to discuss her new book, “ OutNumbered.” Sean wrote a short review of the book and said, “Get ready for something candid, funny, and bold. OutNumbered sharply exposes the Left's bogus talk of compassion and tolerance through their very own contradictory actions. Jedediah's distinctive voice brings to life the true face of left-wing elitism and the striking contrast between the conservative and liberal world view. It's a must-read for all conservatives." OutNumbered is complete with unforgettable encounters and personal stories, that expose the true face of the Left through comings and goings in liberal Manhattan. Get ready for an unconventional journey that reminds us of the truths one can discover through everyday life. For more on OutNumbered, please click here.
Setting A New Tone: Newt Apologizes To Ryan
Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich apologized to Rep. Paul Ryan on today after panning Ryan’s Medicare plan as “right-wing social engineering.” Gingrich and Ryan traded emails and spoke on the phone, a call that “went really well,” Gingrich’s spokesman Rick Tyler said. Gingrich explained he wanted to set a new tone in Washington and in politics. “"I want to set a precedent for new kinds of presidential campaigns," said Gingrich. "I made a mistake and I called Paul Ryan today, who's a very close personal friend, and I said that." Sean agreed. “I thought what Newt said about right-wing social engineering was wrong. But now that Newt has apologized can we go back to pointing out Obama’s failed policies?” said Sean. “Every candidate is going to go through this,” Sean explained, “every candidate makes a mistake now and then.”
Santorum: McCain Doesn't Understand Interrogation
Likely presidential candidate Rick Santorum today said he was trying to discuss U.S. policy and not Sen. John McCain's personal experience when he said yesterday that the former POW doesn't understand the effectiveness of waterboarding and other tough interrogation techniques. Santorum found himself in hot water after his comments started a firestorm of controversy. Former longtime McCain adviser Mark Salter fired back at Santorum via Facebook, writing, “Ron Paul may be the wackiest candidate in the GOP field. But for pure, blind stupidity, nobody beats Santorum. In my 20 years in the Senate, I never met a dumber member, which he reminded me of today," Salter wrote. Santorum, who called in to speak with Sean via the NewsMaker Hotline, offered an apology to McCain. “No one understands torture, or interrogation better than John McCain. I was not talking obviously about his experience but on a policy disagreement. McCain believes enhanced interrogation does not get to usef ul information and I believe it does.” You can listen to Sean’s entire interview with Santorum by clicking here.
Richard John "Rick" Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Santorum is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Santorum is considered both a social and fiscal conservative. He is particularly known for his stances on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Social Security, intelligent design, homosexuality, and the Terri Schiavo case. In March 2007, Santorum joined the law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He was to primarily practice law in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offices, where he was to provide business and strategic counseling services to the firm's clients. In addition to his work with the firm, Santorum also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was a contributor to Fox News Channel. Santorum is a prospective presidential candidate in 2012. He formed a presidential... More >