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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:29 PM

John Sununu--sings "I'm Leaving, On a Jet Plane"

Sununu in an interview with Andrea Mitchell called President Obama, "lazy and disengaged.

As White House Chief of Staff, Sununu reportedly took personal trips, for skiing and other purposes, and classified them as official, for purposes such as conservation or promoting the Thousand Points of Light. The Washington Post wrote that Sununu's jets "took him to fat-cat Republican fund-raisers, ski lodges, golf resorts and even his dentist in Boston." Sununu had paid the government only $892 for his more than $615,000 worth of military jet travel. Sununu said that his use of the jets was necessary because he had to be near a telephone at all times for reasons of national security. Sununu became the subject of much late-night television humor over the incident. Sununu worsened the situation shortly afterwards when, after leaking rumors of financial difficulties in his family, he traveled to a rare stamp auction at Christie's auction house in New York City from Washington in a government limousine, spending $5,000 on rare stamps. Sununu then sent the car and driver back to Washington unoccupied while he returned on a corporate jet. In the course of one week, 45 newspapers ran editorials on Sununu, nearly all of them critical of his actions. At the recommendation of George W. Bush, Sununu resigned his White House post on December 4, 1991.
Sununu repaid over $47,000 to the government for the flights on the orders of White House counsel C. Boyden Gray, with the help of the Republican Party. However, the reimbursements were at commercial rates, which are about one-tenth the cost of the actual flights; one ski trip to Vail, Colorado alone had cost taxpayers $86,330.




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Reply John Sununu--sings "I'm Leaving, On a Jet Plane" (Original post)
Always Randy Nov 2012 OP
Dubster Nov 2012 #1
Anthony McCarthy Nov 2012 #2
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #3
NCLefty Nov 2012 #9
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #10
NHDEMFORLIFE Nov 2012 #4
Floyd_Gondolli Nov 2012 #5
Marymarg Nov 2012 #6
davidpdx Nov 2012 #11
Maplegrass Nov 2012 #7
are_you_serious_1234 Nov 2012 #8

Response to Always Randy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:34 PM

1. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Always Randy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:54 PM

2. Sununu and his entire clan

 

are Palin class moochers. Mooching off of Tufts, the state of New Hampshire, the federal government, on us. He is a piece of crap.

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Response to Always Randy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:06 PM

3. A racist, a fraud, a bigot, and a good friend of Mitt Romney walk into a bar.

The bartender looks up and says, "What will you have, Mr. Sununu?"

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:46 AM

9. Teehee!

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:21 AM

10. +1 nt

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Response to Always Randy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:17 PM

4. On behalf of NH, I apologize

This mobile tub of arrogance is about the worst our state has offered to national politics.

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Response to Always Randy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:41 PM

5. He skis?

 

How'd you like to be at the bottom of a run and see that blob barreling toward you at Mach 3. The physics of that would scare the shit out of me.

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Response to Floyd_Gondolli (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:44 PM

6. Yea, wondered about that too.

LOL at the image you described so vividly.

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Response to Marymarg (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:30 AM

11. Even worse if he swims

There's a joke there, but I'm going to just leave it that.

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Response to Always Randy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:58 PM

7. I remember this guy as governor of NH when I was a kid.

 

I think he congratulated me in the Union Leader for winning some silly spelling bee. I now congratulate him for winning the failure bee.

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Response to Always Randy (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:01 AM

8. Better still "I'm Leavin on the Mars Rover"

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