Feelin’ The Heat
Sean began Friday’s show focusing on last night’s presidential debate. “I want to watch these debates and this process unfold,” explained Hannity, “The media wants the candidates to fight but this is going to be t-ball compared to what Obama’s billion dollars is going to be like and you’d better get used to it because you’ve gotta be able to handle the heat.” Hannity continued, “I’m watching this process, not looking at one particular debate or one particular moment, I’m taking full note of everything including Governor Perry’s stance on immigration or Governor Romney’s Romney Care but they’re both infinitely better than Obama.” For a recap of last night’s debate, click here.
Governor Rick Perry
Sean was joined by Texas Governor Rick Perry to discuss his thoughts on last night’s debate. “My email has been inundated all day and a lot of it has to do with your views on illegal immigration,” asked Hannity of Governor Perry, “The crux of it is that your position on in-state tuition for illegals is that anyone who’s against in-state tuition is heartless.” “This is a state issue and the people of the state of Texas said that it made sense to treat illegal immigrants who are pursuing citizenship and, at the end of the day, this is truly a state by state issue.”
So, what did presidential candidate Newt Gingrich think of last night’s debate? “Do you find these debates to be a health process,” asked Hannity, “I feel like it’s a healthy process.” “These debates are better than the debates of 2007 and I don’t know why,” thoughtfully admitted Gingrich, “Perhaps because the country is taking it more seriously, I don’t know.” For more coverage from the debate, check out Hannity.com.
Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson ; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to Bill Clinton . A college history professor, political leader, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected 10 times, and his activism as a member of the House's Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989. As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America , Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's dramatic success in that... More >
A fifth generation Texan, Governor Rick Perry is Texas' 47th governor. During his tenure, Governor Perry has maintained a strong focus on fiscal discipline, becoming only the only Texas governor since World War II to sign budgets that reduced general revenue spending. He has used his line item veto to scrub more than $3 billion in budgeted spending, while encouraging investments in the building blocks of a prosperous state: the economy, education and security. Rick Perry's political career started in 1985 as a representative for a rural West Texas district in the state House of Representatives. He was first elected to statewide office in 1990, and served as Texas Commissioner of Agriculture for two terms. Governor Perry hails from Paint Creek, a small farming community north of Abilene. His father, Ray Perry, served as a Haskell County Commissioner, school board member and a World War II tail gunner. Between 1972 and 1977, Governor Perry served in the United States Air... More >