Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:05 AM
babylonsister (148,122 posts)
"John McCain is right. Sarah Palin was a better candidate."
Romney: You're Doing It Wrong
Tue Jul 17th, 2012 at 11:40:04 PM EST
You know, I was trying to remember what John Sununu was famous for. I mean, I remembered his time on Crossfire and I thought he was Lebanese. I knew he had been a governor and his son senator from the Granite State, and I knew he had been chief of staff to Poppy before Dubya had him shit-canned. I also knew that he had a role in getting David Souter on the Supreme Court, which still stands out as one of the greatest cons ever perpetrated on the Republican base. But there was something else about him that I just couldn't remember. So, I looked it up.
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.
There it is in all its glory. John Sununu is famous for being one of the biggest assholes to ever serve a president of the United States, surpassed, perhaps, only by H.R. Haldeman. John Sununu is famous for being one of the most profligate and shameless wasters of taxpayer dollars in history.
This is a guy who was born in Havana, Cuba to a Palestinian father and a Salvadoran mother, who just had the gall to tell the president of the United States that he doesn't know how to act like an American because he grew up splitting time between Hawaii and Indonesia, and smoking weed.
Think about it. The guy is an Arab from Havana who is also a Latino immigrant. And he's a Republican!! I think Michele Bachmann needs to get on this infiltration before her head explodes. And even though Sununu, like Sirhan Sirhan, is a Christian, someone in his family must surely be tied to Hamas or Hezbollah or the Muslim Brotherhood. Has Sununu ever interviewed Anthony Weiner? Does he know George Soros?
Any way you wanna look at it, this is some weak ass shit from the R-Money campaign. Sending out morally compromised Crossfire rejects to question the president's American bona fides who aren't even natural born citizens? Trying to change the subject from your tax problems by using a Cuban-born Arab-Salvadoran who is most famous for wasting taxpayer dollars?
John McCain is right. Sarah Palin was a better candidate.
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"John McCain is right. Sarah Palin was a better candidate." (Original post)
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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:30 AM
Iggy (1,418 posts)
1. Yes, the Hillbilly from Wasilla
was a better candidate-- she was comedy-gold for the comedians, Leno, Stewart, etc., and progressive