Lisa De Pasquale

It’s a toss-up between “House of Cards” and “The Ultimate Fighter” although I think Frank Underwood would do very well as a competitor on “The Ultimate Fighter.”

6. Who had the silliest Secret Service code name and what was it?

Although the official code-names are classified, one of the guys I went to training with was an incredible athlete and we jokingly called him “The Ultimate Male” after Thunderlips from Rocky 3.

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

A surprise trip to Paris.

8. What are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving?

My two daughters, Isabel & Amelia.

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

Thomas Sowell, Mark Steyn, Paul Krugman and Alan Colmes

10. What books are on your reading list?

Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools by Steven Brill and Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican by Ann Coulter

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

President Obama has epiphany and discovers Keynesian economics is a fraud.

12. What do you want people to take away after reading your new book, Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All?

That the status of our government’s dysfunction is worse than you may know and the window to fix it is closing rapidly.

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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