The News Maker line was hot today with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani attacking the Occupy Wall Street movement. “You said this throughout this entire two month period,” began Hannity, “I asked what you would do if you were still mayor of New York City and you said ‘there’s no sleeping in the park.’” Giuliani laughed, “I’d have stopped it on day one. You have no right to pitch a tent in the middle of New York City, this is why people pay rent and have hotel rooms and why we have shelters if you can’t afford it.” Hannity, pressing the former mayor asked, “Why didn’t Bloomberg shut this down immediately.” “I admire Mike very much and I think he’s been a great mayor,” shot back Giuliani, “All I can tell you is I would have done it differently, the First Amendment gives you a right to protest but in a reasonable time, place and manner.” It really is common sense, something it appears is severely lacking in the Occupy Wall Street movement. To hear the complete interview with America’s mayor, click here.
Karl Rove: Let’s Remember History
Sean was joined by former White House Chief-of-Staff and author of the New York Times Best Seller, “ Courage and Consequence”, to discuss the future of Newt Gingrich. “Newt Gingrich has surged 11% in the latest Rasmussen Poll,” began Sean, “He’s showing a lot of growth.” “These national polls mean a little but not a lot,” offered Rove, “Remember Rudy Giuliani was first and Fred Thompson was second this time four years ago.” “What will happen for him next,” asked Hannity, “Are you ready for the amount of anti-newt scrutiny coming your way and he gave a great answer when he said, ‘if I can’t handle that I can’t handle being President.’” “This is not going to be pleasant,” reminded Rove, “The personal stuff will play less of a role because he’s so clearly heartfelt when he says his life has been altered by becoming a Catholic .” It should be interesting to see if Newt Gingrich can continue to lead the pack over the next few months.
Texas Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul came on Sean’s program to give an update on his campaign. “I find myself supporting you more and more,” praised Hannity, “The first I support your trillion dollar plan to cut spending immediately and the second I thought the CBS debate where you got 89 seconds was deplorable.” “That’s how a lot of people felt,” laughed Paul, “You know sometimes when you’re treated that way it doesn’t always punish you like maybe they’re trying to do because now those 89 seconds are very well known.” Paul continued, “Up until now I haven’t said a whole lot about it but the staff and I were pretty annoyed by the last debate.” Though Paul isn’t showing a real push to the top of the race, he still has a lot he can add to the debate and it’s clear that CBS’s attempts at limiting his exposure didn’t work.
Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American medical doctor, author, Republican U.S. Congressman of the House of Representatives and candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination. Paul is currently the U.S. Congressman for the 14th congressional district of Texas, which comprises the area south and southwest of the Greater Houston region, including Galveston. Paul serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Joint Economic Committee, and the House Committee on Financial Services, and is Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, where he has been an outspoken critic of current American foreign and monetary policy.
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 >
Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani (pronounced /ˈruːdi ˌdʒuːliːˈɑːni/ ;  born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer , businessman and politician from New York . He served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. A Democrat and Independent in the 1970s, and a Republican since the 1980s, Giuliani served in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York , eventually becoming U.S. Attorney . He prosecuted a number of high-profile cases, including ones against organized crime and Wall Street financiers . Giuliani served two terms as Mayor of New York City, having run on the Republican and Liberal lines. He was credited with initiating improvements in the city's quality of life and with a reduction in crime. He ran for the United States Senate in 2000 but withdrew due to being diagnosed with prostate cancer and revelations about his personal life. Giuliani gained international... More >