Lisa De Pasquale

These people can’t be cured and are a lost cause, however I would attempt to cure them with a factual documentary about the Cuban healthcare system or the “Saw” movie series, which portray basically the same thing.

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

I own a really obnoxious Wilbur the Wildcat stuffed animal that sings the University of Arizona fight song.

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

I don’t have cable or satellite TV at home, so my non-news guilty pleasure TV show is clips of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” or Real Housewives of (insert city here) on YouTube.

6. Which movie, television or rock star would cause you to lose your ability to speak if you ever met?

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, only because I would be forcing myself not to say really really rude things to him.

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

I have never been to a rock concert however I have a slight obsession with country concerts and have been to dozens now. The first one I ever went to was with my dad when I was six or seven. He took me to go see my idol Reba McEntire, I have all of her songs memorized. All of them. We had awesome seats in the first 20ish rows. Brooks and Dunn opened for her and I remember being irritated because they were taking up time on the stage (obviously at the time I didn’t understand the concept of an opening band, I love them now too.) It was so much fun, I wore a cowgirl outfit and got to put a rose on the stage for her.

8. Tell me about your favorite teacher and how he or she influenced your life.

I’ll give you two. My dad was one of my teachers in high school for three years and it was a blast. My 6th grade teacher Mr. Piper was also a great one. He would take us outside all the time to look at plants, made us run a mile every morning and at the end of the year took us to the Grand Canyon for a field trip/nine mile hike. Both taught me how to work hard and have fun doing it.

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

A Winchester model 70 bolt action rifle in 7mm Mauser caliber for my 10th birthday.

10. Who would be on the perfect Red Eye panel?

Greg Gutfeld, Andy Levy, Bill Schultz, my brother and Sarah Palin.

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

Throughout my life they haven’t given me “advice” necessarily, rather they taught me a lot of things through their own actions and example. They both taught me that anything is possible and that taking on challenges rather than running away from them is the most rewarding way to go through life. They also taught me that a strong work ethic is everything.

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

I was in college, it happened after I went to a Young America’s Foundation conference. I had always loved politics (I wrote a letter to Bill Clinton complaining about taxes when I was six) but never realized I should be gearing my career around the political arena until my junior year. It was in front of my face the entire time. I went from wanting to be a sideline sports reporter to a political reporter overnight.

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 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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