Dan Sullivan for vice president? Radio host Hugh Hewitt says Alaska’s senator should be on the list

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Hugh Hewitt, a nationally syndicated radio host on the Salem Radio Network and law professor at Chapman University School of Law, says that Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan should be on the list for any of the Republican candidates for president as a vice presidential pick.

Why Sen. Sullivan? Sullivan’s dedication to national security.

Hewitt’s column, which appeared in the Washington Post last week, put Sullivan on a short list for consideration as vice president or at least in a high cabinet position, along with these other Hewitt favorites: Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa), Rep. Mike Gallagher (Wis.), former secretary of state Mike Pompeo, and former national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien.

“All are serious about the state of the world; all are serious about national security,” Hewitt wrote at the end of his column that was primarily about the war between Israel and Hamas, and the sharp left turn that the Democrats in America have taken.

“Anyone watching what has happened on U.S. college campuses in the past seven weeks has to objectively evaluate the young left’s direction and consider its advance guard already in the House (in “the Squad”) or in the bureaucracy and objecting to President Biden’s support of Israel. They must conclude that the Democratic Party is not simply drifting leftward; it runs a real risk of heading to the hard left,” Hewitt wrote.

He pointed out that among Democratic voters age 18 to 34, a NBC poll shows that 70% of them disapprove of President Joe Biden’s handling of the war.

“This is a generational shift, and a dire one for Israel. It isn’t a huge leap to imagine that this hard left will shape the future of the Democratic Party. If Democrats win in 2024 or 2028, there would be an ever-increasing number of powerful people who are committed to the poisonous ‘oppressed/oppressor’ framework for interpreting the entire world,” Hewitt noted.

“Israel is engaged in what ultimately amounts to a war for survival against a genocidal enemy — Hamas is just its vanguard. The war right now is being waged in Gaza, but Hezbollah’s terrorist legions await on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon, and Iran, the deadliest threat, bides its time. There isn’t a middle ground here, any more than there is a middle ground regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine or China’s genocide of the Uyghurs. In fact, this is one confrontation — whether the front line is Gaza, or Ukraine or, eventually, Taiwan,” Hewitt wrote.

That’s why all the Republican nominees should start detailing who would be included in key positions in their administrations.

“Let’s compare that list with the new generation of Democrats, the voices who will likely shape the party for years to come,” Hewitt said. For him, the U.S. Marine Reservist from Alaska should be included in the next Republican Administration, possibly as vice president.

Hewitt writes for the Washington Post about law, politics, media bias, and society in general. He is a former official in the Ronald Reagan Administration, and former president and CEO of the Richard Nixon Foundation. Sullivan is a regular guest on his nationally syndicated radio show.

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  1. Sullivan was born lucky. Money, elite schooling, marriage into an Alaska Native family, political connections through his in-laws, political appointments into Alaska government without true knowledge or time spent in Alaska………and now VP?
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    No thanks, Dan. Go earn something on your own merit. The last thing America needs is another lucky, wealthy, silver-spooned, hand-picked, boy.

    • Jealousy is a good look for you.

      Would you turn down all those opportunities if you’d been born the same?
      He did win a Senate seat. A quick scan of the other 99, your name isn’t there.

    • No need to prevaricate and/or use an ad hominem – just point out that he should do a better job representing Alaska. Get to know the man and your opinion will be different.

    • Sullivan just made thoughtfully wise and smart choices and his beautiful wife inside and out took a huge chance on him. He publicly shared his marriage picture of him and his wife. Though they were a darling adorable young newly wed couple, his boyish appearance made me laugh standing next to her elegance and sophistication. I could tell through the photographer Dan Sullivan had a good mind and good heart toward a having purposeful life. His young beautiful wife will had to be mature in spirit and mind to look beyond his appearance into his mind and heart when there would been more powerful looking driven young men other beautiful young women during their generation would chosen.

    • Green nailed it. Sullivan was Attorney General and Commissioner of Natural Resources only because of his dad-in law’s political connections (Dr. Hugh Fate), who was a member of the State House, and because of his Native mom-in-law connections, Mary Jane Fate. Dan Sullivan is an opportunist and political calculator for himself. He can’t even speak an intelligent lick. Not an impressive man at all. Just plain lucky. And no jealousy needs to be computated. Dan is stuck, and unfortunately, so are Alaskans.

  2. A VP nominee should be from an important large state or a swing state. Alaska ain’t. Although if Trump is the nominee it will not matter. I would expect, if Mr. Trump is the nominee, that the Left will have a bit to say about Mr. Trump and his previous time in office. (Kinda hard to use “service” and Mr. Trump in the same sentence.)

    • It’s an interesting question. If Trump is the nominee, who would run with him?
      Most GOP members will be looking 4 years past, and wondering if said association would trash their career.

      My guess is he’d have to tap someone like Kristi Noam, Queen Sarah, or Kevin McCarthy. Someone who is so ambitious and desperate they’d be willing to roll the dice.

  3. Dan is just another Washington politician working to get into the elite circle.
    He is no better than any other politician.

    • And Dan’s whining, whimpering voice is nauseating … am I right? Every time he starts in on “suck up” Mike Porcaro’s radio show, I have to change the channel.

  4. What does Israel have to do with national security? I served under Sen Sullivan when he was Major Sullivan. We’ve shed enough American blood for other countries. What’s next, boots on the ground for Ukraine, a corrupt country that’s become a breeding ground for money laundering of “aid” packages? American boys being killed and maimed for a country (Israel) who has leeched billions in aid from us, attacked and killed US Servicemembers (USS Liberty) and attempted false flag operations that would’ve hurt Americans and pulled us into a war (LaVon Affair). Israel is not a true ally. Better we take care of our own, we are not the world’s policeman.

    • Aye. It is past high time that we took George Washington’s advice and worked hard at avoiding foreign entanglements.

      • Short memory???

        By every single measure Washington’s
        Continental Army was being decimated by the British Army.

        Had the French, Spanish and Dutch not sent money, ships, sailors and troops the USA would have never existed.

        6800 American colonists died in the Revolution, the vast majority from starvation and disease. 2200 French troops and sailors died mostly from active combat. Think about that before spouting off about how bad intervention is

        Explain to me again how our most cherished founding father believed that foreign intervention was a bad thing?

        BTW – GW was referring to people who were loyal to foreign countries trying to gain positions of power in the Army and Congress. That often misused quote had nothing to do with pressing the Colonies interests in other countries.

        Agree we need to be careful about being the world’s policeman. But still, sometimes the biggest kid on the block has a responsibility to lookout for the younger kids.

        If what Hamas has done does not compell us to act I don’t know what does.

        I’m not so sure about Ukraine though.

        • You don’t have to take my word for it.

          ‘https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-CDOC-106sdoc21/pdf/GPO-CDOC-106sdoc21.pdf

          From the Introduction:
          “Washington’s principal concern was for the safety of the eight-year-old Constitution. He believed that the stability of the Republic was threatened by the forces of geographical sectionalism, political factionalism, and interference by foreign powers in the nation’s domestic affairs. He urged Americans to subordinate sectional jealousies to common national interests. Writing at a time before political parties had become accepted as vital extraconstitutional, opinion-focusing agencies, Washington feared that they carried the seeds of the nation’s destruction through petty factionalism. Although Washington was in no sense the father of American isolationism, since he recognized the necessity of temporary associations for “extraordinary emergencies,” he did counsel against the establishment of “permanent alliances with other countries,” connections that he warned would inevitably be subversive of America’s national interest.”

          From the Farewell Address:
          “Interwoven as is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts, no recommendation of mine is necessary to fortify or confirm the attachment.

          The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so; for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad, of your safety, of your prosperity, of that very liberty which you so highly prize. But as it is easy to foresee that, from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken,
          many artifices employed, to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth; as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national Union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.

          While then every part of our country thus feels an immediate and particular interest in union, all the parts combined cannot fail to find in the united mass of means and efforts greater strength, greater resource, proportionably greater security from external danger, a less frequent interruption of their peace by foreign nations; and, what is of inestimable value! they must derive from union an exemption from those broils and wars between themselves which so frequently afflict neighboring
          countries not tied together by the same government, which their own rivalships alone would be sufficient to produce, but which opposite foreign alliances, attachments, and intrigues would stimulate and embitter. Hence likewise they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments, which under any form of government are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. In this sense it is, that your Union ought to be considered as a main prop of your liberty, and that the love of the one ought to endear to you the preservation of the other.”

          Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all; religion and morality enjoin this conduct, and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, at no dis-
          tant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that in the course of time and things the fruits of such a plan would richly
          repay any temporary advantages which might be lost by a steady adherence to it? Can it be, that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which
          ennobles human nature. Alas! is it rendered impossible by its vices? In the execution of such a plan nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations and passionate attachments for others should be excluded and that in place of them just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an
          habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. Antipathy in one nation against another disposes each more readily to offer insult and injury, to lay hold of slight causes of umbrage, and to be haughty and intractable when accidental or trifling occasions of dispute occur. Hence frequent
          collisions, obstinate, envenomed, and bloody contests. The nation, prompted by ill will and resentment, sometimes impels to war the government, contrary to the best calculations of policy. The government sometimes participates in the national ropensity and adopts through passion what reason would reject; at other times, it makes the animosity of the nation subservient to projects of hostility instigated by pride, ambition and other sinister and pernicious motives. The peace often, sometimes perhaps the liberty, of nations has been the victim.

          So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists and infusing
          into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter, without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others, which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions, by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained and by exciting jealousy, ill will, and a disposition to retaliate in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation) facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country without odium, sometimes even with popularity, gilding with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corrup-
          tion, or infatuation.

          As avenues to foreign influence in innumerable ways, such attachments are particularly alarming to the truly enlightened and independent patriot. How many opportunities do they afford to tamper with domestic factions, to practice the arts of seduction, to mislead public opinion, to influence or awe the public councils! Such an attachment of a small or weak towards a great and powerful nation dooms the former to be the satellite of the latter.

          Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. But that jealousy to be useful must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defense against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favorite, are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people to surrender their interests.

          The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect
          good faith. Here let us stop.

          Europe has a set of primary interests, which to us have none or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence therefore it must be unwise in us to
          implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.”

          You probably ought to go read the remainder of it…

          I agree that Hamas is evil and needs to be destroyed. Creating refugees out of the entirety of Palestine, and then foisting them upon every other nation around the world is an idea that deserves to be destroyed right along with Hamas.

          • Washington’s address is a difficult but worthwhile read with much good advice. That said, I doubt if he contemplated today’s America where twelve to fifteen States, including all of the Northeast, would, will and are gladly betraying the rest of the nation for unannounced purposes. We might be much better off divided than under the yoke of Leftists and grifters (like Biden and Trump).

        • An interesting collection of thoughts, some of which I agree with, others not so much. With regard to active intervention against Hamas – or anywhere/anyone in general – I suggest the following test: If the USA wants to intervene in a place against a perceived enemy are we willing to acknowledge the possibility that that perceived enemy will want to act against us in our homeland? We can definitely inflict a lot of damage anywhere at anytime but it is also true that the USA is a large and soft target. Other than service members, Americans have seen very little of war. Are we ready? Do we want that? At least for me, intervention anywhere requires serious thought.

        • Scott. Us? You can certainly enlist if you think fighting endless proxy wars and later withdrawing from those wars (the old euphemism being “police actions”) and abandoning billions $$ in war fighting equipment to our sworn enemies and abandoning our in-country allies leaving them and their families to die is a winning strategy, then go ahead and put your money where your mouth is. Vietnam taught us nothing except that our government lies to us routinely and constantly.

    • How’s our retreat from the world stage working out?

      Are things more peaceful? Here or abroad?
      Is the economy better?

      • Masked- someone was telling me this same thing he thought Trump pulled America so far back off the world stage. That in consequence of his losing the presidential authority and dominating world leader status he helped create this vacuum explosion of mayhem is what i thought as I was considering the man’s opinion about Trump. I was coming to that conclusion reading about Putin seemed eager into entering Ukraine like he just couldn’t wait.

    • What does Israel have to do with National Security? Absolutely nothing. We are being tricked, just as we have time and time again, into funding, monetarily and bodily, someone else’s philosophical vision and/or profiteering venture. Let Israel fight Israel’s war.

    • Israel did not attack the USS Liberty and has not engaged in false flag ops against the U.S. Israel is the best and most loyal ally we have (arguable, Britain is close, but certainly Israel in that region). And lastly, as much as we don’t like foreign entanglements, we ARE the world’s policeman – and if we drop that role evil empire-builders will take over the entire planet, including us.

    • Jeffy- Cause after the jihad radical Muslims and Iran had either crippled or annihilated Isreal they all coming after Europe and America, which Europe is slowly waking up by the massive Palestine and anti Isreal crowds across its continent. However Americans hadn’t even realized we no less vulnerable than Europe experiencing our own terror attack by jihadists. It’s well advertised on the other side of the ocean there propagandist radical Muslims bragging “today the Saturday people (Isreal and Jews) tomorrow the Sunday people (Europe, America, and Christians).” They must be stopped just like the Nazis.

      • Jen- The Israelis use us goyim as a shield or attack dog against the Arabs. Neither are our allies, both are our enemies. Why entangle us in fights that are not ours? I won’t die for an Israeli, I won’t fight for Israel anymore, and I won’t send my sons to die for Israel.

  5. I dont know for sure Danny but Kamala is a tough act to follow.
    Are you sure you are up to her level of integrity???
    With her knowledge of electric school buses an all?
    And space travel…She could be in charge of Captain Kirk.

  6. That’s just to get him out of the way. Right now he is the only R candidate Republican, conservative,moderate, and democrat would vote for here. He leave to “chase waterfalls” his departure likely opens up the Senate seat to a far leftist Alaskan Democrat while republicans split the ticket bickering how one is less conservative less patriot than the other.

  7. Another thing Alaskans don’t make presidential national leaders. This is not a state where any politician with presidential ambitions come to work, here our leaders are lesser known.

  8. Matt Gaetz?
    Eli Crane?
    Chip Roy?
    Byron Donalds?
    Ryan Zinke?
    Marsha Blackburn?

    Whomever, it should be a strong conservative and a true azz-kicker!!!

  9. No and hell no. He has not proven that he is dedicated to serving the people of Alaska and he sures to heck has not proven that he would serve the people of this country consistently for the betterment of our country.

    • I am still waiting for a response to the constituent affairs request I filed with Sullivan’s office 18 months ago. As there has been no response or followup, I believe Chad Padgett “shit canned” my request immediately after it arrived at his desk.
      That office is a complete waste of time and accurately reflects their worthless boss. Sullivan is all glitz and glamour and has set a pattern of offering no tangible service to individual Alaskans who document problems with federal agencies and ask for his help in remedying them.

  10. Trump should never be the nominee. Trump is too old. Trump dodged the draft. Trump raised the national debt by trillions- so he is not a fiscal conservative. Trump failed us when the deadly Chinese virus was first spreading. He said, when asked if he was worried about a pandemic on Jan 22: “No, not at all. We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” One million Americans were killed by the China virus. Trump failed “bigly”.

    We need a young, fiscal conservative, who will close our borders, and someone who will not piss off the important independent voters. Otherwise we could end up with four more years of the Biden Crime Family- and that would be a massive disaster for the USA.

  11. Mentioning the Russia-Ukraine war and China’s persecution of the Uyghurs in the same sentence, and nearly the same breath, is pretty out of touch with reality. The two are not equivalent in any way.

  12. Hewitt seems to be more concerned with Israel’s security than he is with America’s security! Typical Belt Way neo-con. Shut up, no one cares about your idiotic opinion pieces.

    • Watch out, FFF! Expressing such (rational) sentiments here is going to get you automatically labeled as an “antisemite” by certain pro-Zionist trolls and shills for a certain foreign nation.

      • Jeff,
        Does “automatically” mean something different in your native language or in your country than it does in the United States of America? You know that here in the USA it’s pretty easy to not be labeled as something if you aren’t apart of it and don’t incessantly spout off about it. Take for example this post of yours here, wherein you are attempting to distance yourself from the term “antisemite” but the way you go about doing so only draws you closer to the term…it’s very odd the tact you are taking, very telling but odd. Did you somehow think what Fishing said here was antisemitic in someway? I’m curious what it is that you think was antisemitic in what was written and how it’s possible that you don’t understand what the word antisemite means…oh right, you don’t believe that words have meanings or can be defined.

  13. Well Hugh, you could not be more wrong. Sullivan IS a feckless GOP like Dunleavy… oppurtunist and schill for the military industrial complex.

  14. Dan was so vocal regarding the big lie / steal. Think he’d have been anymore proactive than what’s his name ? That milk toast guy that VP’d during President Trumps tenure.
    Only time Dan’s name is heard is Chen he’s up next for what we use to call an Election Day.

  15. Remember how the last Alaskan politician picked for VP turned out. Thanks, Hugh, for your suggestion. Alaskans would like to take it under advisement for now…LOL.

  16. Sullivan is a member of the CFR — Council on Foreign Relations. He does not want his constituents to know this, although it is public knowledge and easily verified. Dick Cheney was careful not to advertise that either, in Wyoming. The CFR has been around for decades. It is Rockefeller funded (just like our state constitution). Sullivan is where he is at because he is a CFR member. The globalists have many organizations to bewilder us, and the CFR is one of their most sophisticated organizations.

  17. Dan Sullivan is a liar. Fake. Fake. Fake. This conservative will never vote for this war-loving, scum again. He should be required to send his children to the front lines of the wars he so gleefully supports.

    Secure domestic borders!

    • I am glad to see that there are more and more Alaskans, and Americans, who are waking up from the fearmongering and warmongering propaganda of the neocon Uniparty propaganda machine.

  18. Quite frankly I like Dan Sullivan. I think he would do well with anything involving our military or national security/defense. He strongly supports our military members and their families, he is big on national security and protecting our borders and citizens.

  19. Sure….Perkins Coie alumni, votes for every pork bill, first in line to congratulate Biden’s “win”, neo-con who loves war wherever he can get paid….what’s not to love there? He’d make a great attachment to Nikki.

  20. Can anyone give me a date and proof this guy has done anything solid for the country since Biden took office?
    1. High Inflation
    2. Government Censorship
    3. A corrupt Federal Bureaucracy
    4. 32 trillion in debt
    5. An invasion on our southern border
    6. Election Interference and Fraud
    7. No action on the Ukraine and California Biolabs
    8. Lawless Democrat run cities that will not enforce the law and protect citizens
    9. Higher taxes
    10. Woke policies in our schools and military

    So, can somebody justify having him as a Senator much less the VP?

    • The problem with Republicans like Sullivan is they are ethically worse than Democrats, in that Democrats do all the damage and more, that they openly promise, while the Republicans pretend to oppose them while fully onboard to suppress any threat to the system an errant, non globalist conformist Republican Representative or Senator who somehow managed to hold office could do. None of them are in the least competent in governing or managing and all are utterly corrupt. When Trump wins the election (assuming he can avoid assassination) he cannot be surrounded by Uniparty operatives as during his first term. Tucker Carlson is a far better running mate, a man who is articulate, educated, intelligent and not corrupted like Sullivan.

  21. DJT is the likely to avoid any DC insider/GOP establishment VP pick. He’s best served w someone like Dr Ben Carson who isn’t looking to feather his nest for any political aspirations after serving. DJT has also learned to vet his appts to avoid those who undermined him in his first admin. MAGA!

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