Gaddafi Sons, McCain on Libya, Mike Huckabee, and More.
Gaddafi's son Saif denies accusations of violence in Libya, John McCain pushes Obama to "get tough," and Huckabee gets soft on "Romneycare." That and more in our roundup.
Saif Gaddafi: We Live Here. We Die Here.
In exclusive interviews on This Week, Christiane Amanpour spoke to Muammar Gaddafi's sons Saif and Saadi. Saif adamantly denied reports that the government was using violence against protesters and vowed that he and his father would not leave the country. Saadi, on the other hand, plans on hiring a lawyer to fight the travel ban levied on the country. He's a hunter, and there aren't any safaris in Libya.
McCain to Obama: Get Tough on Libya
While Senator John McCain understands that the security of American citizens in Libya is a high priority, he has a message for the president: Get tough. On State of the Union, the senator spoke about the possibility of a military option in Libya, aside from the no-fly zone, and offered a subtle critique of the Obama administration's policy thus far. "Every place we go," he said, "They're looking to America for…ratification of the sacrifices they've made in the defense of democracy. America should lead."
Brewer: Government a ‘Necessary Evil'
In a panel discussion on This Week, Governors Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Jan Brewer of Arizona weighed in on the potential government shutdown. Brewer said that government is a "necessary evil" and that the budget needs to be trimmed so everyone can move on. Haley agreed and placed the onus on Obama to go negotiate with the Republicans.
Walker: Won't Interfere with Protests
On Meet the Press, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who made headlines last week for getting pranked called, clarified whether he considered busting up the collective bargaining rights protests by planting "troublemakers" into the crowd. Walker stood firm, saying that there has only been civil discourse so far, and that the real issue is clear: The 14 runaway state senators need to come home.
Huckabee: "Romneycare" Risk Isn't Deadly
If you ask former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the failures of "Romneycare" may not lead to the demise of presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Huckabee, the current GOP frontrunner, told Fox News Sunday that Romney took a chance on his controversial health-care plan and commended the initiative since "the purpose of states are to always be laboratories of government." We're not exactly sure GOP voters will be especially keen on choosing a "risk-taking" nominee.
Christie on Collective Bargaining Rights
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie really believes in "adversarial" collective bargaining. On Face the Nation, the governor refused to "micromanage" the situation in Wisconsin, and said that collective bargain rights are derived from legislation. "They didn't come down from tablets at the top of a mountain," he said.
Daniels Gets Carleess About Pronouns
Was Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a 2012 hopeful, trying to flex his muscles for conservatives by allegedly flip flopping his stance on protesting unions? On Fox News Sunday, the Republican hopeful addressed charges that he "saluted" Democrats who walked out of the state legislature in protest of right-to-work legislation. He was, it seems, a "little careless about his pronouns." Daniels also assessed his chances of winning an election solely based off of his (lack of) height and hair.