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Giants are giant!

Giants are Giants!
Sean kicked off the show celebrating the New York Giants huge Super Bowl win. “If you’re a twitter addict like me you’ll get hooked,” began Sean as he plugged his twitter address @seanhannity, “The best twitter last night was from somebody who said, ‘Obama calls Giants and tells them to share the Lombardi trophy with the other 31 teams’, it was very funny.” Sean took to the audience asking on listeners whether they’re happy the Giants won the Super Bowl. Not surprisingly, 24% thought it was an incredible game. “I’ve always loved Clint Eastwood but he runs this ad that goes in the Super Bowl and it’s amazing how many people thought this was a great ad,” an angry Hannity recalled, “He was talking about this being the second half for America and Detroit.” To see this commercial, click here. “Now we have David Axlerod commenting on this commercial and claiming that the bailouts in Detroit were the only way to save the country,” Hannity steamed, “I agree with the sentiments but think about where all this money came from, it came from us!” While the commercial is truly moving, the politics behind it are dangerous. To think that American prosperity was fueled by government handouts is so far from reality that it’s dangerous to romanticize that viewpoint.

Senator Rick Santorum
Sean was joined by Senator Rick Santorum to analyze Governor Romney’s victory in Nevada and evaluate the future of his campaign. “You didn’t put a lot of stake in Nevada,” began Hannity, “You do believe that you can win Missouri and do well in Minnesota.” “I think I can do well in Colorado also,” added Santorum, “The polls show us well ahead in Minnesota and it’s a real head to head because it’s just Governor Romney and I on the ballot.” Santorum continued, “I’d encourage you to look at my analysis between Romney Care and Obama Care and you’ll see my issues with Governor Romney.” For more on Rick Santorum’s analysis, you can visit his website here. Governor Romney will be on Hannity tomorrow to defend his record but polls are suggesting that Senator Santorum will need to see some real successes in the upcoming primary races if he hopes to take some of the momentum from Governor Romney.

Karl Rove: 2nd Half in America
Former White House Chief-of-Staff Karl Rove stopped by the show to lend his thoughts on Clint Eastwood’s Super Bowl commercial for Chrysler. “I was offended how Team Obama jumped out and said ‘see, Chrysler recognizes how valuable government support was’,” an angry Rove offered, “They should be staying away from this and not running our noses in the fact that they spent $14 billion dollars in bailing out the auto industry.” “I agree with every sentiment in that ad,” admitted Rove with Hannity agreeing, “They’re quintessential American beliefs but when the President’s people jump out and say that this proves the success of Obama’s policies, I get angry.” “You know what angers me more than anything,” piled on Hannity, “If we just left Detroit alone, in other words there are so many government regulations they have to pass, “we’d have been fine.” For m ore on this and to hear the entire interview with Karl Rove including the audio from the Chrysler commercial, click here. You can also check out his column at the Washington Post where he breaks down just what America had to pay to bail out the automobile industry.

Show Guests

Newt Gingrich

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 >

Karl Rove

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 >

Rick Santorum

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 >