Scandal Spreads In Washington
It's pretty unbelievable that we are sitting here faced with not one, not even two, but three major scandals involving this administration. There's even a potential fourth scandal brewing, which we'll get to later. A cancer is growing on this presidency. It's spreading quickly and affecting the integrity of our system of government. Some news agencies like Reuters refer to this as "governing headaches" for the administration. Dana Milbank at the Washington Post is labeling this the "second-term blues." And then there's my favorite description from NBC, which is that Obama is suffering from a "second-term curse," as if he has no control over any of this but it merely the victim. But you know it is bad when the lead story on the Politico reads: Scandal politics sweep Capitol Hill. The story goes on to point out that nearly one-third of House committees are currently investigating some aspect of the Obama administration. The comparisons of Obama to Richard Nixon and Watergate have become pervasive. It's somewhat fitting that we are 40 years to the week that Congress began public hearings on the Watergate scandal. Let's break down some of the latest of what we know and the reaction to these developing scandals in Washington...more
Jay Carney's Presser
Jedidiah Bila and Tamara Holder, both Fox News contributors joined Sean to discuss Jay Carney's presser where he desperately tried to explain why there is no explanation for the scandal surrounding the IRS and the Department of Justice's grab of the Associated Press records. Journalists have been outraged since the AP revealed that it had been subjected to the secret probe, which saw the DOJ look at the records for at least 20 of its phone lines and at least six of its individual journalists over a period of at least two months. Carney was asked right away about the White House's view of the situation. Jedediah was happy to see the White House Press Core finally addressing the President and his cover boy Jay Carney for what is actually happening. The usual softball questions were nowhere to be found today and it was more than obvious that Carney did not come to the podium today to actually answer the claims against the administration. Tamara on the other hand was upset that the Republicans are blaming the Obama administration for everything, when it's more than obvious that the IRS cannot be made up of only Democrats.
In the final hour of Tuesday's show, Sean invited tennis pro Jimmy Connors to the program to discuss his new memoir, "The Outsider." Sean, an active tennis player himself, was interested to talk to Connors about his no-holds-barred book. Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. But it was his prolonged dedication to his craft that won him the public's adoration. He capped off one of the most remarkable runs in tennis history at the age of 39 when he reached the semifinals of the 1991 U.S. Open, competing against players half his age. More than just the story of a tennis champion, The Outsider is the uncensored account of Connors' life, from his complicated relationship with his formidable mother and his storybook romance with tennis legend Chris Evert, to his battles with gambling and fidelity that threatened to derail his career and his long-lasting marriage to Playboy playmate Patti McGuire. For more on Connors' new book, please click here.