Lisa De Pasquale

After my husband proposed we went on a cruise with almost 30 family and friends. One night we all headed to the karaoke bar and my best friend Rhiannon and I did our karaoke go to song, Zeppelin’s D’yer Mak’er. Rhi even did a stage dive, the crowd loved it! All the women in the group singing “We are Family” followed that performance. The rest of the week (at the pool, in the casino, after dinner) people kept coming up to us and saying, “You’re the ‘we are family’ family right? You guys are great!” It took us a few days to realize our performance was being repeated on the cruise’ TVs and people were seeing it over and over again.

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

Suits on USA

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

One of my fondest childhood memories is receiving an off road go-cart my dad, Gramps and Pa built for my sisters and me. We had SO much fun on that thing driving it all over our yard and pasture with friends and family. I even think it taught me to be tough as we took a few tumbles and earned a few blisters learning how to operate a pull start. That’s tough for a 12 year old!

7. What’s the best present you ever gave?

Life to our precious baby girl whose arrival is imminent! [Author’s note: Congratulations to Elisha and her husband, Eric, on the birth of their baby girl on August 19!]

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

My dad, even if he never realized it, always insisted his daughters could do anything a man could do and he always challenged me to “give everything 110% Elisha.” I have tried, Dad. My mom always said to treat everyone the same… from the president of the U.S. to a homeless person on the street. That advice was priceless. I’ve learned if you treat someone’s assistant as kindly and professionally as the “VIP” they’ll remember it forever.

9. Who would be on the perfect "Red Eye" panel?

Lynda McLaughlin (Hannity Radio Producer), Tamara Holder (FNC contributor) and myself. We agree to disagree on some things and agree on others and completely disagree on more! Plus, they’re two of my dearest friends and I KNOW we’d give Greg a run for his money. He wouldn’t know what to do.

10. What books are on your summer reading list?

Do La Leche League materials count?

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

“BREAKING: Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton not running in 2016”

12. Tell me about the moment you decided to be more vocal about your political beliefs

I’ve always been interested and very vocal about politics and I’ve been blessed to observe the best and learn from them how to articulate your political beliefs. I’ve noticed the older I get, the more I learn, the more willing I am to lay it out there and not hide who I am or what I believe. It’s hard to maintain friendships sometimes in this politically divisive world and I think some people have a “Take me or leave me” mentality. I truly believe relationship building is a way to win people over to the “right” side and I want to learn how to balance that without compromising my beliefs and still speaking the truth.

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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