By Mary C. Rydzeski
BRIAN'S OPENING THOUGHTS
Brian is sick of the administration playing the blame game and all the investigations that are going on between the Benghazi attacks, the IRS and now the Associated Press! He wants to know how this is going to impact Obama's second term agenda and gets opinions from his guests.
Brian's co-host on FOX & Friends, Gretchen Carlson, weighed in on all the news stories of today and found one central theme: Blaming the underlings. Carlson asked, "Will they be able to continue to say that it was not the people at the top when you look at Benghazi, IRS, AP?"
Elisabeth Rohm, actress and author of Baby Steps: Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not as I Expected), talked to Brian and Gretchen about her book and her struggle with fertility. "I felt broken," Rohm explained. Carlson revealed that while she was trying to start her family, she encountered the same problem with accelerated ovarian aging that Rohm had. "I think it's because in society, women want to be able to do everything that men are doing and get great jobs and stay in the work force. So we don't want to admit that maybe we do have to look into having children earlier," Carlson said.
"The intimidations that we have received under this administration as journalists is [sic] unprecedented," FOX's Jennifer Griffin revealed today. She went on to admit that she was warned to be careful of the calls she was making and about the phones she was using!
Later, Griffin weighed in on the news that Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy. "Thank God she did it and thank God she talked about it and thank God she got it out there...She is a great role model!" Jennifer admitted that 9 weeks ago she had her ovaries and uterus taken out because of the link between breast cancer and those female cancers. Jen encouraged women, after they have had their children, who have the BRCA1 or BRAC2 to follow her lead because you do not want to be diagnosed with cancer as a mother.
Lt. Col. Dan Hampton, decorated Air Force pilot and author of The New York Times Bestseller, Viper Pilot, weighed in on the reports from former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Dempsey, which stated that they would not have sent help to Benghazi. "That is a load of manure!" Hampton exclaimed, "As a fighter pilot we're supposed to take risks. That's what we get paid to do. Sending a fighter jet overhead wouldn't stop an attack, but it might have been a deterrent."
Ambassador John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, talked about what has changed in regards to Benghazi that has made the public care more. "The President is, I think, skating on very thin ice here," Bolton exclaimed. Later, Bolton weighed in on the unraveling IRS scandal that has targeted right-wing organizations.
"The Money Couple" and authors of The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language, Scott and Bethany Palmer, gave some financial advice about college expenses. They explained that the better the college, the more expensive it will be: "Schools can charge a lot based on their reputation." Scott also said that one of the best vehicles to save for your child's college is a 529 plan.