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
September 26, 2005 |
Stumping for the nation's first female president, Susan Estrich is forming a different kind of party. Estrich -- USC law professor, author and longtime Democratic insider -- has invited about 50 area VIPs to a "house party" at her Hancock Park home, promoting ABC's Tuesday premiere of "Commander in Chief." The series stars Geena Davis as President Mackenzie Allen, who struggles to balance hectic workdays in the Oval Office with the harried demands of motherhood.
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.
March 11, 2005 |
The editor of the New York Times editorial pages said she seldom addresses an audience without getting the question: Why aren't more women columnists featured in her section? Her counterpart at the Washington Post said recently he's working hard to improve that paper's record -- just one in 10 opinion pieces written by women.
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.