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3. In A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell is strapped in with his eyes propped open and forced to watch images until he was "cured." If you could give President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Leader Harry Reid the "Clockwork Orange treatment," what movie would you make them watch?

The Passion of the Christ.

4. What pop culture souvenir do you own that people would be surprised to learn that you cherish?

A James Dean poster.

5. What's your current “guilty pleasure” non-news television show?

I Love Lucy? No really, I don't watch TV. I don't even have one.

6. What’s the best present you ever received as a child?

A memory box full of letters, candy and special mementos from a friend.

7. What was the first rock concert you ever attended and where did you sit and who went with you?

My brother's band, in one of those hole-in-the-wall venues. Check them out here.

8. What advice do you remember your mother or father giving you? Did you take it?

Of course my parents have given me lots of great advice, but what I never forget is their example. I try to follow it every day, but learning how to love and live as selflessly as they do will take a lifetime

9. If Republicans and Democrats had theme songs for 2012 what would they be?

Obama – “Why Don't You Love mMe” by Beyonce Romney – “Never Say Never” by Justin Beiber

If Americans were going to sing a song about Obama, this is what we would sing: “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye.

If Americans were going to sing a song about Romney, this is what we would sing: Are you Strong Enough to Be My Man” by Sheryl Crow.

10. What books are on your summer reading list?

"Crossing the Threshold of Hope." And this is not a book by or about Obama. The book is written by one of my heroes, Blessed Pope John Paul II, and is his passionate and frank discussions on a number of timeless questions of the heart.

11. How has a teacher changed your life?

My literature teacher Jean Cherniss encouraged me that I could accomplish anything, including writing books, which I am working on now.

12. Tell me about the moment you decided to enter the political arena.

I never really planned to "enter the political arena". When I was 9 I found out about abortion. I was heart-broken and knew then I wanted to do something about. I just knew I couldn't be silent or stand by.


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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