Lisa De Pasquale
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After several years of interviewing politicians, writers, entertainers and activists, I’ve learned that there are people who are only smart or funny in person and people who are only smart or funny in print. There are very few people who are both. Jim Geraghty is one of them.

Geraghty is a regular contributor to National Review, including his must-read daily “Morning Jolt” email. His blog has had various iterations, including the The Kerry Spot (in 2004), TKS, The Hillary Spot (in 2007), and now The Campaign Spot at National Review. He is also the author of Voting to Kill: How 9/11 Launched the Era of Republican Leadership and The Weed Agency: A Comic Tale of Federal Bureaucracy Without Limits, which comes out next year.

Geraghty is a frequent guest on Cam and Company on NRA News, among other shows. Host Cam Edwards said, “Jim Geraghty is one of the brightest guys I know. Always insightful, often witty, and worth reading every day.”Jim Geraghty is one of the brightest guys I know. Always insightful, often witty, and worth reading every day. Jim Geraghty is one of the brightest guys I know. Always insightful, often witty, and worth reading every day. Jim Geraghty is one of the brightest guys I know. Always insightful, often witty, and worth reading every day. Jim Geraghty is one of the brightest guys I know. Always insightful, often witty, and worth reading every day.

1. What one thing would you do as President "just because you could"?

Make July 5 a national holiday, ensuring no one had to go to work the next morning after July 4. Oh, and it’s my birthday, too.

If I had to give a more serious answer, I would say, eliminate income tax withholding and have everyone pay their taxes in one lump sum in April.

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

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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 Townhall.com 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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