Lisa De Pasquale

Seize Freedom by Rep. Thaddeus McCotter sucks. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what he recently wrote on Breitbart.com, “Oh, I’m not the first author whose book sucked and learned the hard way that there are more people who will tell you to write a book than there are people who will buy your book.”

I suspect Rep. McCotter would agree the same thing can be said about those who encourage politicians to run for president. I haven’t read Seize Freedom (yet!), but my stepdad read it in just over a day and thoroughly enjoyed it. (Full disclosure: My house flooded and he was helping with repairs. The alternative was literally watching the paint dry.)

Actor and singer Robert Davi, who first introduced me to Rep. McCotter a few years ago, said, “Thaddeus is so funny and intelligent. He should really be the star of his own reality show. He would be able to reach and effect a heck of a lot more people. I'd like to see what he does up against Bill Maher and Jon Stewart, but then Michigan, and the nation for that matter, would lose one of its best Representatives. But since they all just kick the can up and down the hill anyway maybe affecting culture is the way to go.” (By the way, Rep. McCotter would be personally offended if I didn’t mention that Davi’s new album, “Davi Sings Sinatra” is now available on Amazon).

Rep. McCotter has served his Michigan district since 2003. He previously served in the Michigan State Senate and had a private law practice. He is a frequent guest on “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” and his next appearance is coming up on April 26. He snarks up a monthly segment on DC’s News Channel 8 called “View from the Capitol,” hosted by Katherine Amenta (I feel her pain), which recently delved into the ghosts that are said to haunt the Capitol. He plays several guitars, including Fender telecasters and a stratocaster; a Rickerbacker 620 and 320; and an acoustic guitar.

The late Andrew Breitbart said it best when he described Rep. McCotter as “blunt, sarcastic, pop-culture-savvy, constitutionally sound and an authentic voice.”

Though it’s a bit like being the coolest kid in the A/V Club, Rep. McCotter has certainly distinguished himself from the rest of the House.


Lisa De Pasquale

Lisa De Pasquale is is a writer in Alexandria, VA. Miss De Pasquale was previously the director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where she oversaw all aspects of the conference from June 2006 to April 2011. Prior to CPAC, she was the program director of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. In 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine in their annual list of top political leaders under 35. She has written articles for Townhall.com and Townhall Magazine, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Washingtonian, the St. Augustine Record, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Originally from Florida, Miss De Pasquale received a B.A. from Flagler College in St. Augustine.

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