Since 2010, I’ve interviewed many of my favorite political figures, including Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Eric Metaxas, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. John Thune, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Greg Gutfeld, Mike Adams, Michelle Malkin, and, of course, the inspiration for the column, Andrew Breitbart. Some of them you’ll see again soon with a new set of 12 questions.
As I begin the “De Pasquale’s Dozen” at its new home at Townhall.com, I thought it would be fitting to start with Allen Covert, the star, co-writer and co-producer of Breitbart’s favorite movie, Grandma’s Boy.
Covert has collaborated with college friend Adam Sandler on several movies, including The Wedding Singer,50 First Dates, Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, The Longest Yard, among many others. He’s a familiar face in many of these movies, usually playing a quirky character the audience wishes had more screen time.
Coincidentally, I met Covert at the National Bloggers Club’s Blog Bash in February, where Breitbart and I received awards for our outreach to bloggers. Covert was there to promote his new endeavor, a digital media company called Cherry Tree that entertains children with patriotic stories and life lessons. Covert told Fox News, “As a parent with young children, I would always find little things that bothered me when I was reading bedtime stories or watching shows or listening to children’s music. I couldn’t find any stories, games or television shows that were fun and exciting while also being morally instructive and patriotic. I just felt that some parents would want stories that show strong themes of morality and patriotism.”
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