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NH GOP Chair John Sununu Calls Marriage Equality 'Garbage'

Former Republican congressman Jeb Bradley won a special election in New Hampshire last night, defeating retired judge Bud Martin. State GOP Chair John Sununu used the opportunity to sound off on the marriage equality bill currently pending in the state senate, the Union Leader reports:

Sununu "State Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley said the seat has always been held by a Republican, and just a few years ago, Democrats didn't even run a candidate for the seat. 'I don't think it's a referendum on anything, other than his (Bradley's) greater name recognition,' Buckley said. The election does not change the makeup of the Senate; Democrats continue to hold 14 of the 24 Senate seats. Bradley said he hopes to be sworn in today. The election is the first test for former Gov. John H. Sununu, who took over control of the state GOP earlier this year. He said the race energized Republicans. Activists from across the state volunteered on the campaign. 'As nice as the win was, the campaign was even better,' Sununu said. Sununu agreed that the results can't be seen as referendum, noting the Republican tilt of the district. He said Bradley's election actually helps Democratic Gov. John Lynch. Bradley could be counted on to sustain a Lynch veto of the gay marriage and transgender discrimination legislation, 'if he (Lynch) finds the strength to veto that garbage,' Sununu said. Buckley said it's 'silly talk' to suggest what bills Lynch will veto."

The New Hampshire marriage equality bill passed the NH House in late March by a vote of 186-179.

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  1. Because an attempt to provide and protect equal rights for all is "garbage"? Sununu is a real class act.

    Posted by: paul c | Apr 22, 2009 12:55:14 PM

  2. Sununu an asshole? Not news to most people from New England.

    Posted by: Pietro | Apr 22, 2009 1:03:51 PM

  3. Sununu = relic

    relic = fossil

    fossil = eco-garbage

    garbage = fuel?

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Apr 22, 2009 1:15:35 PM

  4. In a certain British comedy programme, the word "Nunu" is bashfully used to refer to the vagina. Seems somewhat apt given the circumstances; the man is a bit of a cunt.

    Posted by: Stairs | Apr 22, 2009 1:25:40 PM

  5. That man has a face like a cat's ass. No wonder he's bitter.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Apr 22, 2009 1:32:29 PM

  6. Did Sununu bilk taxpayers out of thousands so he could go on vacations? Methinks yes.

    Posted by: LD | Apr 22, 2009 1:52:48 PM

  7. And this is why the NH GOP will probably end up losing the Governor's race, the GOP's only remaining US Senate seat in NH and remain irrelevant.

    Dumb sod.

    Posted by: Matt from California | Apr 22, 2009 1:56:11 PM


    you got that right. He's the ugliest Republican east of the Pacific, west of the Atlantic, south of Palin country, and north of the gay hamlet of Key West. Sununu is one ugly motha' fu... I don't believe it's his Arab genes what done it.

    Posted by: Derrick from Phiily | Apr 22, 2009 2:06:04 PM

  9. This kind of rudeness is just a symptom of the toxins seeping out. There's still plenty of homophobia in the system--and of course we'll never be completely rid of it. But we're not going away, and we're not giving up until we have full equality, and they know it. No wonder they're angry.

    Posted by: Matt | Apr 22, 2009 2:30:19 PM

  10. Dear Mr. Sununu,

    Bad news: Your hairdresser hates you. Good news: Now we know why.


    The Civilized World

    Posted by: David D. | Apr 22, 2009 2:41:51 PM

  11. David D's comment brightened my day no end.
    : )

    Posted by: PM | Apr 22, 2009 2:54:10 PM

  12. That's funny because I was just thinking that whatever it is on his head was "garbage". I just assumed he meant that Lynch would veto all horrible 80's style pieces.

    p.s.- didn't he have a cameo in a Seinfeld episode where Costanza was shopping for one?

    Posted by: ED2 | Apr 22, 2009 3:13:31 PM

  13. Sununu shows his true colors, I guess NH can be happy they voted him out of the Senate.

    Let's hope Lynch considers Sununu's advice, and considering who it's coming from, does the exact opposite of what he wants.

    Posted by: Bruno | Apr 22, 2009 3:48:22 PM

  14. I live in NH. Sununu is, and will always be, a smug, arrogant, soulless swine. He is a corrosive caricature of a human being, drawn in shit by a feral baboon with one hand while it jacks off with the other. And that's a generous portrait.

    He is also, unfortunately, highly intelligent and politically shrewd. I just hope his thinking is so outdated that his considerable brain power doesn't matter.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Apr 22, 2009 5:13:37 PM

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