Who Knew? Sununu A Fluent Spanish Speaker

When this NewsBuster entered a Spanish-language press conference at the Republican National Convention this morning, he was surprised to find former New Hampshire Governor and Romney surrogate John Sununu at the podium . . . holding forth in fluent Spanish.

Interviewed after his remarks, Sununu told NewsBusters that he was born in Havana and that his mother was originally from El Salvador.  "As a boy, when I was bad, my mother would chew me out in Spanish. And since I was bad a lot, I learned a lot of Spanish!" Before saying goodbye, Sununu added "I love Brent Bozell!", President of NewsBusters's parent organization, Media Research Center. View a brief clip of Sununu speaking Spanish after the jump.

Note: in the video clip, Sununu was responding to a question about a statement Jeb Bush had made to the effect that the Republican party needs to do more to reach out to Latinos.  Sununu explained that between now and the election, a series of policies would be laid out, and that the very fact that the press conference was being held was proof that Romney understands Jeb's point.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.