Evil SOB Put in Charge of Rules and Order at RNC; Will Smash PaulitesSubmitted by Ian56 on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 04:45
Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus announced that former Bush 41 White House Chief of Staff and New Hampshire Governor John Sununu, will chair the Committee on Rules and Order of Business at the Republican National Convention. The appointment is, of course, Mitt Romney's, raising serious questions about Romney's judgment and commitment to conservative principles.
Sununu is already "sucking" up to Romney.
John H Sununu was sacked by HW Bush for abusing gov airplanes
including using them to visit the dentist, costing the taxpayer $615,000.
Perhaps we should point out to the RNC that the Dems will have a field day if someone with such poor judgement as to use a government plane to visit the dentist is appointed to the RNC Rules Committee.
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.
In 1991, President George H.W. Bush was confronted with the embarrassing reality.
His chief of staff, John H. Sununu, had improperly used government aircraft for personal use. The White House insider tasked with informing Sununu he had to go was none other than the First Son, George W. Bush, who then served in an informal, powerful advisory role to his father.
Sununu, the former New Hampshire governor, had used the aircraft to commute to dentist appointments.
Responding to embarrassing reports about the heavy use of military aircraft by his chief of staff, President Bush today ordered John H. Sununu to clear all future flights with the White House counsel in advance and banned the use of military aircraft for most of Mr. Sununu's political and personal travel.
The new policy, which substantially revised White House rules that had been in effect since 1987, was intended to "avoid the appearance that taxpayer dollars are being used to subsidize political travel," the White House said.
The new policy, and the review of Mr. Sununu's travels that accompanied it, were couched in language intended to soften the blow. But they represented a clear rebuke of the powerful chief of staff, whose boss, the President, has given his aides strict orders to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. [ White House Memo, page B6. ] Not a Signal, Officials Say