Pat Sajak is an American television game show host known for being the face of Wheel of Fortune. Pat began his career as a radio DJ in the mid-1960s before becoming a TV weatherman on channels in Nashville and Los Angeles. In 1981 Sajak took over the Wheel of Fortune duties from Chuck Woolery. He has now been the host of the program for five decades alongside his co-presenter Vanna White.
Born on October 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, his middle name is Leonard. Sajak shortened his Polish surname from Sajdak when he entered showbiz. His star sign is Scorpio.
Sajak is a Christian who is a member of the Churches of Christ. This specific group of Christians adhere to following non-denominational New Testament teachings, preferring to follow the teachings related in The Bible and not of a specific denomination. There are approximately 1.2 million members of various Churches of Christ congregations in the United States.
Sajak appears to be a Republican and a conservative in his politics. The evidence to support this comes from nearly $20,000 in donations to support Republican politicians during the years of 1992 to 2007. (1)
Sajak has also written several conservative opinion pieces and had them published online. In the buildup to 2008’s presidential election, Sajak wrote, “It’s a campaign in which any questions about a man’s politics or policies might be construed as containing overtones of race or gender. You see, when Republicans ask whether a candidate’s stance on a particular issue might be harmful to the country, there’s often a racist or sexist implication. Luckily for Democrats, there’s nothing negative about calling someone a racist or a sexist.” (2)
Generally speaking, Sajak is light-hearted about speaking of his political beliefs. When the talk gets serious he tries to disarm his critics by asking for self-moderation:
A small thought for this Sunday: Before you ruin a relationship because of politics, think about how things will be when your bile subsides. Will you still feel good about yourself? Will it really have been worth it?
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) August 11, 2019
On his Twitter account Pat makes self-depreciating jokes and seems to generally be in it for fun. However, there have been some tweets where he has earned the ire of climate change supporters. In May 2014 Sajak pressed send and made one such quip:
“I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night.” (3)
The tweet has since been deleted from Sajak’s account.
2: Human Events