By Mary C. Rydzeski
BRIAN’S OPENING THOUGHTS
SCANDALS AND OUTRAGE! Brian thinks that Jay Carney was absolutely terrible yesterday. “I don’t blame him for the message; I blame him for his delivery and his insult to reporters everywhere,” Kilmeade exclaimed!
“The government vastly overstepped its bounds this time!” Marvin Kalb, esteemed journalist and author of The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed, weighed in on the Associated Press having their phone records taken. “When you begin to crack down on the media you are cracking down on what I have long regarded as the lubricant of democracy. You cannot do that,” Kalb said.
HE’S LEADING FROM BEHIND! Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, author of Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Bussiness, Politics, War & Life, weighed in on Benghazi and the style that President Obama choose to handle the attack in. “The Department of State has the responsibility for providing security and if they’re not going to provide it, they shouldn’t have people there,” he said.
Rumsfeld went on to comment on President Obama’s leadership style: “…People in the White House talk about the fact that he tends to lead from behind. It seems to me that a President of the United States has the responsibility to find out what the facts are, communicate the facts to the American people, and not try to support a narrative that simply isn’t true.”
SECRETARY RUMSFELD WANTS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER! Later, Secretary Rumsfeld talked to Brian about his new book. He talked about some of the rules he discusses in the book, including, “the harder you work, the luckier you are.”
Mike Emanuel, FOX’s Chief Congressional Correspondent, weighed in on the ongoing IRS scandal. Emanuel said, “All indications are it sounds like somebody’s going to be fired at some point. The question is: How high do you go?”
Kylie Bisutti, former Victoria’s Secret Angel and author of I’m No Angel, talked about her journey to the top of the modeling world and her decision to leave Victoria’s Secret. Bisutti explained that her big break came in 2009 when she won the Victoria’s Secret Runway Angel Competition. However, something felt off: “One of the big issues for me was I really did not feel like I was honoring the lord by posing in lingerie for other people to see,” Bisutti explained. She revealed that another game-changing moment came when she spoke with her eight year-old cousin: “My cousin… told me that she wanted to start throwing up her food so that she could feel pretty like me.”
Alison Sweeney, actress on Days of Our Lives, host of The Biggest Loser and author of The Star Attraction, talked to Brian about why she chose to write a fictional book. Sweeney explained that she wanted to write a story about things that go on behind the scenes. “There’s so many things that happen behind the scenes or on a red carpet where you say ‘Oh my God, no one will believe it!’… These things do happen,” she said.
Former three-time Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) talked to Brian about Benghazi and her book Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress. “They should get to the heart of the matter and insist on an investigation,” Snow said, “Action should be taken against those individuals. There has to be responsibility.”