DNC No-Show List Grows
Sean kicked of Wednesday's program by discussing the growing list of no-shows for September's Democratic convention. Twelve major Democratic politicians are planning to skip the DNC. While the convention's timing is hard on Democrats in tight races, a long list of no-shows could potentially embarrass Obama. "These no-shows don't want to be any where near the Democratic convention," said Sean. "They don't want anything to do with Obama. They don't want to be near him." One of Obama's biggest supporters, Claire McCaskill announced she will not be attending this year's DNC. McCaskill is one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2012. Additionally West Virginia's Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, along with the state's Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Rep. Nick Rahall, said earlier this month they will not attend the convention. Two Democratic New York representatives - Rep. Kathy Hochul and Rep. Bill Owens - also said they would not attend. For more on the growing list of DNC no-shows please click here.
Issa: 'We Will Make Sure The Terry Family Gets Their Answers'
The president has been put on notice by the chairman of the House Oversight Committee. Congressman Darrell Issa sent a letter to the White House questioning why President Obama is claiming executive privilege over certain Fast and Furious documents. In the letter, the chairman explains very clearly that by invoking this privilege, the president is admitting to one of two things. Either somebody inside the White House was, "Involved in managing operation Fast and Furious and the fallout from it," or this power is being abuse with the goal of, "further obstructing a Congressional investigation." An administration spokesman was quick to call the letter called absurd. To elaborate on the very serious accusations in this late breaking news, House Government Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa joined Sean on 'Hannity'. You can watch the entire interview for free by clicking here.
Sean's Analysis Of The USTA
As many people know, my main passion in life is politics. I basically eat, breathe and sleep politics. In my private life, one of my main passions is sports. As a kid, I played ice hockey and roller hockey. I was a pitcher in baseball. I played basketball and stick-ball, both for endless hours. I also developed a love for tennis, which I have to this day. After a stint as a hockey and snow-skiing dad, I have now become a full-time tennis dad. I have two junior tennis players and I, like so many other sports parents, spend all of my free time watching practices, matches, and driving around to different tournaments. The reason for writing this letter is as follows: The deeper I have gotten into the tennis world over the last several years, I have come to see that there appears to be a destructive bureaucratic/political elite within the USTA that, frankly, is in the process of hurting junior tennis and, consequently, the future of American tennis. To continue reading Sean's letter to the USTA please click here.