Mandate Mitt has appointed him chairman of the Committee on Rules and Order of Business at the Republican National Convention.
Political insider Roger Stone reports on the appointment, which he sees as yet another sign of Romney’s less-than-conservative attitude concerning meaningful change. There is no love-loss here:
In my 40 years in national politics through nine national presidential campaigns, I have never met a more arrogant, unprincipled, duplicitous, and self-important jerk than John Sununu. After you shake his hand, I suggest you count your fingers.
Mr. Stone goes on to make the case that Sununu was Bush 39’s blocker – keeping freedom advocates away from the president’s ear. He’s indicative of Romney’s political bent as well:
Sununu's appearance high in the Romney entourage demonstrates again that Romney is no conservative and that his rhetoric regarding spending and tax policy is just that - rhetoric.
Some supporters of Ron Paul are guessing that the appointment of such a flagrantly statist attack dog signals Romney’s unwillingness to play nice at the convention; not so surprising as it is characteristic of the GOP.