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John Sununu's a Teddy Bear
New York Times Magazine, by ANDREW GOLDMAN

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Posted By:Oblio, 9/29/2012 10:15:58 AM

You recently described the vaguely Southern accent the president uses in speeches as “phony as his jaunt when he runs up and down Marine One.” What exactly is a phony jaunt? Every time you see him climbing up or down stairs, he elevates his arms and does this pumping, trying to look like a well-trained and trim dynamic individual. It’s something he does all the time, particularly when he’s climbing up to a podium to speak or address a crowd. This president understands that he got elected on the basis of style and not substance,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 9/29/2012 10:27:14 AM     (No. 8898134)

Too bad this wasn't longer. Back when Sununu was a professor of engineering at Tufts, he had a reputation for not suffering fools gladly.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pomom, 9/29/2012 10:36:57 AM     (No. 8898172)

My heart feels lighter every time I hear this funny-looking teddy bear evisorate a liberal. He is a terrific surrogate for the R/R ticket.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/29/2012 10:42:02 AM     (No. 8898188)

I don't think that is a athlete's "jaunt", when Obama jogs up and down stairs with his hands flspping at the wrist. I'm not sure it's phony, but the sight drives me nuts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/29/2012 10:42:34 AM     (No. 8898190)

PS - I've always loved John Sununu.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 9/29/2012 10:45:33 AM     (No. 8898197)

Dare I say this guy should have been on the ticket? Yup.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 9/29/2012 11:17:51 AM     (No. 8898291)

I used to despise Sununu for giving us Souter. I'm still resentful of that, but I'm...warming to him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fransand, 9/29/2012 11:18:06 AM     (No. 8898293)

I hate it too but always watch, eager to see if he'd finally fall on his face and, voila, a couple of weeks ago he did just that as he was trotting his "well-toned" body up some steps to a stage. With spectators in the way you couldn't see him actually on the floor but you saw him leap up, grinning sheepishly.
'Course the LSM never mentioned it or showed it again...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bullhead, 9/29/2012 11:23:58 AM     (No. 8898310)

Barry's "jaunt" reminds me of a third rate game-show host taking to the stage at the beginning of the show.

Now that I think about it, that's what he is.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jinx, 9/29/2012 11:34:31 AM     (No. 8898337)

I,too, hate it when I see Obama's hands flopping up and down when he runs up and down steps. Ugh!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: risailor, 9/29/2012 11:45:53 AM     (No. 8898362)

I couldn't put my finger on it regarding Obama's weird carrying of his arms ascending and descending stairs. Thanks for the insight. He is such a p***y. If he only knew how foolish he looks.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jebediah, 9/29/2012 12:21:00 PM     (No. 8898443)

I LOVE Sununu!!!!! He is brilliant, funny and above all says what he thinks........In regard to the the teddy bear aspect, as bears have teeth and claws and he is one of the very few willing to use them..

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Reply 12 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/29/2012 12:24:23 PM     (No. 8898455)

That action is part of his "shuck and jive" performance. He thinks it's appealing.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 9/29/2012 12:38:28 PM     (No. 8898495)

Here’s Noo Yawk Crimes Ragazine with yet another flop-sweat-drenched hit piece. What a surprise!

Obama’s “vaguely Southern accent?” More like The Kingfish from Amos ‘n’ Andy!

“What exactly is a phony jaunt?” It’s the prima ballerina-style grand entrance Obama obviously delights in making when he’s in full Notice Me! Notice Me! mode; which is always!


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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/29/2012 11:20:51 PM     (No. 8899535)

Wouldn't you like to see Sununu and Sarah asking the debate questions ?

At least GW and Slick exercised while reporters followed. Who knows what Zippy does on the golf course ?

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