Governor Rick Perry and Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Sean was joined by Governor Rick Perry and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the legendary Arizona sheriff who’s made headlines for fighting the battle against illegal immigration, to discuss just that. “Newt Gingrich’s comments at the last debate when he talked about people who’ve been here for twenty five years and they pay their taxes,” began Sean, “He was on the program yesterday and I asked him ‘Don’t we have to secure the border first’ and his answer was yes.” “There’s no one who’s been tougher on illegal immigration than what we’ve done in Texas,” responded Governor Perry, “The disease though is that Washington DC has failed to secure the border and when I’m in charge that border will be secure and then we can have the discussion about what type of immigration reform we need.” Sheriff Arpaio offered his thoughts saying, “You can talk about the border but we also need to get the cooperation of Mexico and most politicians wouldn’t even know how to get there.” This debate rages on and it appears illegal immigration is becoming a cornerstone of Governor Perry’s campaign strategy and an ally like Sheriff Joe Arpaio can only help to boost his efforts.
Andrew McCarthy: Iran Falling Apart?
Iranian protestors stormed the British embassy in Tehran and destroyed property and briefly held six staff members captive. “These protestors were smashing windows and hurling bombs,” opened Hannity, “What’s your take on all of this?” “Whether it’s Iran or Pakistan or Libya, what we need to bear in mind is that as these authoritarian regimes get toppled or get removed, we shouldn’t necessarily assume that whatever replaces them is going to be better for America.” For more on today’s news, click here.
Luntz on 2012
Pollster Frank Luntz, founder of Luntz Global, stopped by the show to give an update of the 2012 presidential race. “I don’t think Herman Cain is going to make it to the end of the week,” offered Luntz, “His message and the way he delivered it is unprecedented in the politics of 2011 and it’s a tragedy.” “Compare Cain’s story with Gingrich who opened his campaign in arguably the worst of any modern presidential candidate, offered Luntz,”but the rationale for Newt is his intelligence so Newt can go through the same criticisms of his personality but no one is voting for him because of his character, they’re voting for him because of his intelligence.” “Is this Newt versus Romney,” asked Hannity bluntly, “Is there anyone who can come back?” “I don’t see it,” bluntly replied Luntz, & ldquo;Bachmann has no money left and she’s in single digits, Perry has more money than God but his disapproval rating is so high and with Cain falling I believe Gingrich will get those votes.”
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 >