Who’ll Win: Karl Rove’s Thoughts
Sean had an opportunity to sit down with Karl Rove this week to get his thoughts on the 2012 GOP Presidential field. “I understand you have a perspective going back to 2008 that's pretty interesting,” began Hannity, “What do you have for us?” Rove offered, “Cain sort of peaked two weeks ago at 29 and 30 points and has drifted down a bit but let’s not forget that this time four years ago Rudy Giuliani was at 28 and Fred Thompson was at 18 and yet Rudy and Fred were gone by the Iowa caucus.” Hannity pressed, “Is anyone out in your mind?” “Sure,” laughed Rove, “Remember we had John McCain at 14 four years ago and he jumped ahead so anyone can come back if you watch them closely.” The battles continue and Sean’s committed to having the latest and best coverage. To see Mr. Rove in action, click here.
Catholic University Battles
Sean was joined by Professor John Banzhaf of George Washington University and Jay Sekulow, Founder and President of the American Center for Law and Justice to debate the latest story in which Professor Banzhaf sued to have Catholic Universities remove crucifixes from their classrooms in order to protect the rights of Muslims who are attending the university. “My only complaint I have regarding this issue is that, contrary to a well established decision, in this case there is a refusal of a student organization to have the same benefits as other student organizations.” Sekulow adamantly disagreed saying, “Religious institutions are allowed to follow their own doctrine and if their doctrine requires a crucifix to be hung on the wall of every classroom, that would trump the requirements of any student organization.” This battle continues but it’s a constant reminder that the liberal media is quick to offer coverage of even the most ridiculo us of legal claims.
One of President Obama’s longest serving policy advisers and chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers, Austan Goolsbee, stopped by to discuss the White House plans to save the economy. “Thanks for coming on the show again,” began Hannity, “I didn’t think you’d come on again.” “It’s been three years since President Obama has been elected to fix the economic problem,” continued Hannity, “Even he said that if he couldn’t fix the economic problem then he’d be a one term president.” Goolsbee surprisingly agreed saying, “We’d need to ask the voters that but I do think things will get better.” Mr. Goolsbee is always a wonderful guest but his former boss has a lot of work ahead if he will see a second term.
Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison , and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives . Since leaving the White House , Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News , Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal . For most of his career prior to his employment at the White House, Rove was a political consultant almost exclusively for Republican candidates. Rove's campaign clients have included Bush (2000 and 2004 presidential elections, 1994 and 1998 Texas gubernatorial elections), Senator John Ashcroft (1994 U.S. Senate election), Bill Clements (1986 Texas gubernatorial election), Senator John Cornyn (2002 U.S. Senate election), Governor Rick Perry (1990 Texas Agriculture Commission election), and Phil Gramm (1982... More >