Lisa De Pasquale

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

I love “Duck Dynasty”! It is the best show on television-- combining shotguns, camouflage, humor and family values. Season Two starts October 10th on A&E. I can't wait!

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

My Grandfather gave me a 12-ga Browning shotgun when I was ten years old. I treasure that gun to this day...along with many memories of carrying that gun into the field with my Grandfather.

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

My parents took me to a Keith Green concert in 1980 or 1981 in Hampton Roads, VA. I was probably 8 or 9 years old. We didn't have great seats, but I can still picture Keith singing, "So you want to go back to Egypt..." Everyone in the building was singing along.

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

My dad told me I better ask Renee to marry me...thank goodness I listened to him.

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

I have to go to two of my favorite bands to answer this one. Democrats-"Give Me Just a Little More Time" by Chairman of the Board. Republicans-"Revolution" by the Beatles "You say you'll change the constitution/ Well, you know/ We all want to change your head... But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao/ You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow/ Don't you know it's gonna be all right"

10. What would you like tomorrow's headline to say?

"ELVIS IS ALIVE! Concert tour coming this Summer" ...and World Peace.

11. What books were on your summer reading list?

"Tehran Initiative" by Joel Rosenberg, "Protect and Defend" by Vince Flynn, "One Second After" by William R. Forstchen, Brad Thor's first 4 novels (currently on #5) and "Deer Cameras: The Science of Scouting."

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

I have been a "behind the scenes" activist for most of my life. I worked for people I believed were making a difference to advance the conservative vision I held for America. This was rewarding work and I had no intention of ever running for office myself. But, I got to the point almost exactly one year ago that I was just fed up with the direction of the country and with a Congressman who talked one way back home and voted another way in Washington. I decided I needed to do something about it.

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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