Wednesday's edition of "Hannity" featured a brace of presidential candidates: I talked with Mike Huckabee about the no-Islam-to-see-here line of Obama, Clinton et al, and with Rand Paul about why his senate colleague Marco Rubio misses so many votes there. (Senator Paul, incidentally, is ahead of Jeb Bush in the most recent poll.) Breitbart News reports:
Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity," fill-in host Mark Steyn interviewed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, about his positions on terrorism and the recently passed omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama last week.
Paul also took on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), one of Paul's opponents for the GOP nod, who has missed a lot votes in the U.S. Senate while campaigning for president.
"It may have been the most important vote of the year, but certainly the largest spending bill of the year," Paul said. "And yeah, I think if you are being paid by the taxpayer, you should show up and vote. And so I think this is a big issue. And for him to say he's only going to show up when it's a close vote, I don't think that passes muster. And I think really that he ought to just resign or probably give his pay back because he's not really earning his pay at this point."
You can see my full interview with Mike Huckabee here, and for Rand Paul simply click below:
But on the eve of Christmas Eve it can't all be about Iowa-caucus jostling, and so I was delighted to be joined by Pat Boone, looking fabulous in his new video, to discuss his CD The True Spirit of Christmas - which is a rare Christmas album in that it's not the usual Frosty-Jingly stuff but a collection of Christmas songs you've never heard before. We'll link to the full interview as soon as it's posted.
~My own new cat album, dedicated to my beloved cat Marvin and featuring us both on the cover, keeps flying off the shelves at Amazon. But the new shipment arrives today, so order in confidence and they'll be mailing it off on Boxing Day. R Lee and his/her feline friends are enjoying it:
A Musical Delight
I initially bought "Feline Groovy" to support Mark Steyn in his battle for free speech in the upcoming Trial of the Century. But the more I listened to this album, with its upbeat music and clever lyrics, the more I found it to be thoroughly enjoyable on its own merits.
Mark's voice is suited for these jazzy tunes. His relaxed delivery contrasts well with the crisp precision of the ensemble. The arrangements by Kevin Amos are brilliant.
R Lee's favorite tracks seem to be the new (and epic) song "Nine Lives" and our reworking of Rossini in wild samba style, "The Cats Meow". But there's something for all tastes, we like to think. There are still CDs available via (as the name suggests) CD Baby or direct from the Steyn store. And, of course, for instant gratification, it can be yours in seconds via digital download from Amazon or iTunes.
~I'll be back on the radio guest-hosting for Rush today, Christmas Eve, live at 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific. Hope you can tune in, as frenzied last-minute Yuletide shopping permits.