You might have noticed the blog was and will remain relatively politics free, like my no church zone during the St Michael’s proposal. It’s just not that interesting to me and there are always those unreasonable arguments to contend . Last night I passed by the television but was stopped by Governor Sununu acting very unstatesman-like. I was really thrown by this and I am not a naive person in any sense. I was talking to my Aunt about this episode and she said “ignore him he got dumped”. I was under the impression the fellow, while not my cup of tea politically was a straight shooter. I have been in line behind him at the local McDonald’s drive thru.
“No sir, Biggie size is Wendy’s”.
My Aunt, she is 90 and Republican, just called me, she remembered the whole story. I have no recollection of these events.
Where was I?
So, I am posting them because you might be in the same boat as me. In fact her account from memory was almost verbatim this wiki information below.
Sununu angered some when he was the only governor of a U.S. state not to call for repeal of the extremely controversial UN General Assembly Resolution 3379 (“Zionism is Racism”). He later reversed his position on this issue and supported the Republicans’ pro-Israel 1988 platform.
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.
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.
Now I know to hit mute .