Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sununu wants no part of Bush

For those of us who have forgotten or are too young to remember, Junior got old man Sununu fired from the Bush I adminsitration

Sen. Sununu: I Don’t Want President Bush To Campaign With Me

The New York Times writes this morning that conservatives are trying to walk a fine line between supporting and distancing themselves from President Bush:

There is little question that the winds of discontent are stirring among Republicans on Capitol Hill over the direction of the Iraq war. A majority, of course, continued to support President Bush with their votes this week during the latest Iraq debate. But several Republicans no longer whisper, or walk away, when asked about their skepticism.

One of those conservative trying to strike this delicate balance is Sen. John Sununu (R-NH). “Sununu has faced criticism for his stance on Iraq, with critics charging he is too close to President Bush on war policy.” This week, he voted to filibuster the Levin-Reed amendment.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Sununu said that, despite standing with Bush on the war, he would not want the President to campaign with him. Asked if Bush would be an effective campaigner, Sununu said, “No, I think the President’s popularity unfortunately is at a fairly low level.” Sununu added that he’d be better off campaigning alone than with President Bush.

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