Lisa De Pasquale
This week the final Presidential debate will focus on foreign policy. Conservatives have many great leaders on this front, including Richard Grenell. I was fortunate to meet him at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this year. Having followed his career and TV appearances, I jumped at the opportunity to interview him.

Grenell served as U.S. Spokesman for four U.S. Ambassadors to the United Nations during all eight years of the Bush Administration. In 2009, Grenell founded Capitol Media Partners and makes numerous appearances on Fox News as a foreign policy expert and political consultant. He also briefly served as Mitt Romney's national security spokesman. In addition to his insights on TV, he’s prolific on Twitter. Follow him at @RichardGrenell.

I asked Dana Perino, fellow Bush Administration alum and co-host of Fox News’ “The Five,” for her thoughts on Grenell’s leadership. She said, “Ric Grenell is the definition of solid. He had been one of the best sources of information for me and many others for years. When I ask him a question, I know I can take his answer to the bank. He is thoughtful about how to help people understand the context of complicated issues, and he will not give information that he hasn't already double-checked. It helps that he has a mind like a steel trap. Plus, he's someone that I would call if I ever needed help of any kind. He's a true friend. A man of honor and integrity who stands by you no matter what. Just look at how awful some people were to Amb. John Bolton - and not once did Ric go wobbly. My admiration for him is boundless.”

Perino added, “And he's so darn handsome, to boot!”

As the longest serving spokesman for the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, there is no doubt that Grenell is dedicated to serving his country. There should also be no doubt about his commitment to conservative principles.

1. If there were a television channel that showed only one movie over and over, what movie should it be?


2. What’s one of your favorite movie quotes?

From Adventures in Babysitting, “Nobody gets outta here without singing the blues.”

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?

Obama’s Russian whisper video

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

Better Than Ezra t-shirt

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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