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December 15, 1991
The headline read "Sununu Quits to Avoid Being Campaign Drag." I've got news for Sununu. The real campaign drag is sitting in the Oval Office. SCOTT PHILLIPS Norwalk
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NEWS
August 27, 2012 | By David Lauter
Republicans hope to use their convention to spotlight some of the party's rising Latino stars --  Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Senate hopeful Ted Cruz of Texas all have prominent speaking roles. But at Monday's news briefing for Spanish-language press, the headliner was neither rising nor Latino, but John H. Sununu, the former governor of New Hampshire and chief of staff in George H.W. Bush's White House. Despite his Palestinian and Lebanese ancestry, Sununu speaks fairly fluent Spanish by virtue of his mother's birth in El Salvador and his childhood in Havana.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1992
Sununu's column offered a disingenuous analysis of the Perot candidacy. He makes obscure literary references rather than admit Perot has voter appeal because he rejects the governor's standard of ethical conduct. Sununu should be reminded of Christoph Wieland's "Too much light often blinds gentlemen of this sort. They cannot see the forest for the trees." KEVIN H. PARK North Hollywood
NEWS
July 18, 2012 | By Jon Healey
In the spirit of bipartisanship, I propose that Americans give both President Obama, a Democrat, and former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu, a Republican, the benefit of the doubt. On Friday, Obama said, "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that," a remark that drew howls of derision from conservatives. Responding to Obama on Tuesday, Sununu (a surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney) said that the president should "learn how to be an American," prompting some to accuse him of playing the "birther" card . I don't think either man revealed some deeper, darker truth about their beliefs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1991
I am delighted with the new "comedians" postage stamp designs by Al Hirschfeld, which depict Laurel and Hardy, Bergen and McCarthy, Abbott and Costello, Fanny Brice and Jack Benny. However, I do regret the omission of "The Three Stooges"--Bush, Quayle and Sununu. ED KYSAR Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1991
Re the June 16 Letters to The Times regarding U.S. Rep. Robert K. Dornan: Your story about Dornan's actions was a public service. My reply was based on my total hip replacement on May 1. My physician's instructions included no travel for at least three months. It could be dangerous to everyone around you, should a mishap occur. "King Lear" Dornan's arrogance is well exemplified in his 850-word reply to The Times. Next time, Dornan should use the Sununu travel agency. HARRY BREMNER, Corona del Mar
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1990
Sullivan is Dr. Black/Mr. White. As the kind doctor, he defends public health policies based on (White House Chief of Staff John) Sununu extremism (arresting HIV-infected travelers) and George Bush backpedaling (women's control of their own bodies). As the mean mister, he warns poor folks to reject national health care because it will deliver inferior service (to those who presently have none at all). Sullivan fluffs his resume at the expense of integrity. With one AIDS death every 10 minutes, Sullivan should stop mugging for cameras and start apologizing for failure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1992
I applaud John Sununu's "Give Bush Credit Where It's Due" (Commentary, Oct. 13). This year's presidential campaign has been mired in half-truths perpetuated by an iconoclastic media that have attempted to overshadow the many historic accomplishment of the Reagan/Bush era. It's about time that we follow Sununu's lead and recognize these landmarks. The United States has the most revered and envied standard of living and national security in the world in spite of a recession-laden global economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1991
Did former Chief of Staff John Sununu's severance package include generous travel allowances? WALTER L. ROSS, Fallbrook
NEWS
October 24, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Insisting that he was the better conservative, Jon Huntsman on Monday lashed out at the former governor of New Hampshire for endorsing Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination. Huntsman, who has put most of his political eggs in the New Hampshire basket, complained that former Gov. John Sununu's endorsement ignores Romney's history, including his record as governor of Massachusetts. “When you look at his past statements, positions and voting record, the idea that Mitt Romney is a principled conservative is an impossible conclusion, Huntsman said.
NEWS
October 23, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
The Mitt Romney bandwagon is getting crowded in New Hampshire, and a top Republican here says it's a credit to the GOP front-runner's deliberate approach in the state. Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu became the latest boldfaced name to endorse Romney, an announcement that came on the front page of the Sunday Union Leader. Sununu will join Romney on Monday when he files his paperwork with the secretary of state's office to become an official candidate in the New Hampshire primary.
NATIONAL
September 8, 2002 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a primary election that could help determine which party controls the U.S. Senate, Republicans here must choose Tuesday between two candidates so philosophically alike that their hard-fought race has come down to quibbling over which man is more of a Washington insider. As Sen. Bob Smith battles Rep. John E.
NEWS
April 12, 2002 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Night after night for two years on CNN's "Crossfire," Geraldine A. Ferraro and John H. Sununu practically came to blows as they argued the opposite side of almost every issue imaginable. Now these real-life and television adversaries have found an issue they agree on.
NEWS
October 16, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The normally staid Republican party of New Hampshire flew into a tizzy Monday when Rep. John E. Sununu announced he would challenge incumbent Sen. Bob Smith in next year's GOP primary. The decision by the three-term congressman and son of former Gov. John H. Sununu set the stage for what is likely to be a bitter, divisive and expensive primary. The race gained quick national attention because of the 50 to 49 advantage held by Democrats in the Senate.
NEWS
February 15, 1996 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bob Dole may think right now that he's not going to need any live chickens to win the White House, but he's not taking any chances. For the moment, the Senate majority leader is conducting a traditional campaign, complete with a staid stump speech and hard-hitting ads. But in every political campaign comes a time when stuff happens, somebody's got to deal with it and who you gonna call? Dave Carney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1992
I applaud John Sununu's "Give Bush Credit Where It's Due" (Commentary, Oct. 13). This year's presidential campaign has been mired in half-truths perpetuated by an iconoclastic media that have attempted to overshadow the many historic accomplishment of the Reagan/Bush era. It's about time that we follow Sununu's lead and recognize these landmarks. The United States has the most revered and envied standard of living and national security in the world in spite of a recession-laden global economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1992
I detest "hatchet men." As a near-lifelong Republican I feel betrayed by my own party as well as the Democrats. Their only thought is reelection, to hell with the country. Hooray for the party. Sununu and his ilk are scared to death by their impending defeat. Witness the mess the two parties have put the country in. And they wish to continue. It's about time that parasitic political machines are turned out, and let someone with no ties to be beholden to try to clean up the mess they have created.
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