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Posts Tagged ‘John Sununu’

Wolf Blitzer’s Trifecta

Wolf Blitzer‘s gotten some big bookings the past couple days, and he’s got another tonight.

Today, Blitzer talks with House Speaker John Boehner who yesterday said President Obama “doesn’t give a damn about the middle class Americans.” The interview airs on “The Situation Room” at 4pmET. On Tuesday, Blitzer asked Mitt Romney national campaign co-chair John Sununu if he regretted saying “I wish this president would learn how to be an American.” He told Blitzer, “I shouldn’t have used those words. And I apologize for using those words.”

And yesterday, Blitzer interviewed Jordan’s King Abdullah II. The interview came on a day of major news out of the region: the killing of Syria’s defense minister and two other high-ranking Syrian officials as well as the bombing of a bus filled with Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, which Israel blames on Iran.

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Sununu to O’Donnell: ‘You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About’

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu is becoming our favorite political surrogate. Minutes after the networks declared Mitt Romney the winner of the state’s primary at 8pmET, Sununu — a Romney supporter — went on MSNBC. After Rachel Maddow and Ed Schutlz asked their questions, Lawrence O’Donnell remarked that the first President Bush got 53% of the vote when he ran in the New Hampshire primary, adding, “he was a more powerful candidate in New Hampshire than Mitt Romney was tonight.”

As with his appearance with Chris Matthews on Sunday, Sununu went after the questioner. This time, O’Donnell:

“You don’t know what you’re talking about,” Sununu interjected. “In 1988 he won it (with) 38%.” O’Donnell was using Bush’s 1992 numbers.

You’re really funny. You can’t resist, you really can’t resist it, can you? George Herbert Walker Bush came in in 1992 as an incumbent Republican president. Of course he got over 50%. I see no parallel in the primary. I see no parallel in the general, and I think you’re grasping at straws. But other than that you’re okay!

Sununu to Matthews: ‘Stop being ridiculous and get to the point’

After the NBC News/Facebook debate, the discussion continued on MSNBC with Chris Matthews anchoring. One of his first guests was former Gov. John Sununu, a Romney supporter. The 8-minute discussion didn’t start well, but ended much more cordially. Out of the gate, Sununu went on the attack when asked about the PAC ads in Iowa in support of Romney. “Look you guys are reveling and wallowing in ridiculous perception of what’s going on,” said Sununu to Matthews.

About four minutes in, Matthews said, “Let’s lower the temperature a little bit. I’ll notch it back on my end as well.”

And while Pat Buchanan may be off MSNBC, look closely toward the beginning for a cameo from another Buchanan, Pat’s sister Bay. Watch: