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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/ 3/2011

Thursday feature: A turn to lighter fare

By Jennifer Rubin

In our Thursday feature, we ask prominent conservatives a nonpolitical question. Last week we asked about their most memorable trip.

This week we ask: What is your ideal weekend day (they can omit religious observations)?

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell: "Exercise, followed by a football or basketball game, dinner with family, and a movie."

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): "Spending time with my wife and three kids in Janesville -- church in the morning, cheering on the Packers in the afternoon, grilling out in the evening."

Dana Perino (former White House press secretary, now a Republican consultant): "The day with no plans, no appointments, no commitments. Where the hours stretch out in front of you and you're free to do whatever you want!"

Tucker Carlson (Daily Caller's editor in chief): "Squash in morning, lunch with my kids, fishing in the afternoon, dinner with my wife, reading in bed with my dogs."

Peter Robinson (former Reagan speechwriter, Hoover Institute fellow, founder of "Some writing. Lots of reading. Watching one of the kids' games -- perhaps, this winter, a high school basketball game -- with the missus. Then home in time for Masterpiece Theater and Downton Abbey."

Stephen Hayes (senior writer at the Weekly Standard): "Sleep in ... until 7am. (Three kids under six -- there's no real sleeping in.) Breakfast and hangout time with the family, then a couple hours on my mountain bike. In the afternoon I'd watch the Packers (win), grill filet mignon from Nick's of Calvert, movie night with the kids and a game of euchre with my wife and some friends."

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 3, 2011; 12:00 PM ET
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Thank goodness Charlie Sheen wasn't one of the people asked. The Rock Star from Mars is dangerously close to getting me to believe in alien abduction. Something sure got a hold of him.

Posted by: mbcnewspaper | March 3, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I hear squash is real popular in The Heartland.

Posted by: danw1 | March 3, 2011 5:02 PM | Report abuse

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