February 22, 1999 |
Susan Estrich is best known for her political and legal commentary. But, among her friends and acquaintances in Los Angeles, where she lives and teaches at USC, she has also become known as a woman who managed to bring a longtime weight problem under control. In her new book, Estrich sets out to answer the question: "Why do intelligent women get stupid when it comes to their own bodies?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1993
In response to "The Runner Stumbles," Opinion, Jan. 31: For four years Susan Estrich, failed campaign manager of the failed Michael Dukakis campaign, has given her opinions on running the country, replete with negative reaction to George Bush. Now, we're apparently in for her continued criticism of the new, Democratic President. Her credentials for this yammering are so dubious that one can only scratch one's head in wonderment. MARY LOU WHITMORE Brentwood
June 4, 1988 |
Susan Estrich, 35, national campaign manager for Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis--and the first woman to hold such a weighty post in presidential politics--is variously described by admirers as brilliant, shrewd, dynamic, witty, a natural leader. Critics call her imperious, rude, coarse, vindictive and intimidating. But either way, meeting Estrich for the first time, it takes about two minutes to determine this much: If energy alone can do it, George Bush is history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1995 |
Newly pregnant with a second child, Susan Estrich was wandering around the 1992 Republican Convention in Houston when a woman approached. "You're the baby killer," the woman said to Estrich, the liberal who managed Democrat Michael Dukakis' 1988 failed presidential campaign. "I took a deep breath," Estrich said at a debate with prominent conservative Republican strategist William Kristol over the impact of the "religious right" on American politics. "You don't know me at all.
July 22, 1988 |
For all the talk of merging Michael S. Dukakis' campaign operation with the staffs of his rivals, particularly the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dukakis leaves Atlanta today to start his general election campaign with essentially the same high command he has had around him since his presidential bid started almost a year and a half ago. It is a young and tight-knit group, many of whose members have worked together for years.
October 5, 1988 |
On the Sunday night before Labor Day, John Sasso called five trusted advisers to an unusual reunion in a cramped third-floor conference room at Michael S. Dukakis' presidential campaign headquarters. Sasso had just returned as Dukakis' top strategist, and he frankly assessed the campaign's condition: adrift. "It was worse than he had feared," said one participant in the meeting.