In Fast and Furious, Pavlich wrote, “Fast and Furious is Obama’s Iran-Contra. Where President Reagan and his administration faced the legal consequences of a secret program to sell arms to Iran, President Obama must now face the legal consequences of his administration’s secret program to sell arms to Mexican drug cartels. The weapons sold to Iran to fund anti-Communist guerillas in Nicaragua never, to anyone’s knowledge, wound up killing U.S. citizens. Nevertheless the mainstream press ran front-page stories on the scandal nearly every day for a year. Under Obama, the same level of scrutiny is absent.”
Pavlich has scores of fans on the right, including fellow New York Times bestselling author and blogger Michelle Malkin. I asked Malkin why Pavlich’s reporting is so important. She said, “Katie Pavlich is fierce and fearless. She's at the top of the pack of young, conservative investigative journalists in D.C. holding politicians on both sides of the aisle accountable. Her indefatigable work on Fast and Furious puts Beltway lapdogs to shame.”
Each week the De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures and free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions.
1. If there was a television channel that only showed one movie over and over, what movie should it be?
October Sky. For some reason, this movie has always stuck with me. It’s about a group of kids from a small mining town who were told they had no future. They worked hard, followed their dreams and achieved their goals despite the critics. Everyone should watch it. It’s also based on a true story, which makes it even better.
2. What’s one of your favorite movie quotes?
Yikes, I’ll admit it, I’m not a good movie watcher so I don’t have one…sorry!
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?
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