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Hanabusa says she will apply for Senate vacancy

Abercrombie, Akaka will not apply

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 12:38 p.m. HST, Dec 19, 2012

<br /><br />Dennis oda / 2011<br />U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and Congresswoman Colleen Hana­busa had grown close in the last few years, and Ino­uye expressed the wish that she be appointed to succeed him in the Senate. The two met at a graduation ceremony last year for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Apprentice Program. Gov. Neil Abercrombie will choose Ino­uye's replacement from a list of three people recommended by the Demo­cratic Party of Hawaii.<br />

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa will apply for the Senate vacancy created by the death of Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, her spokesman said today.

Hanabusa, 61, is the early favorite for the post, having won the endorsement of Inouye, a fellow Democrat.

Inouye said in a letter to Gov. Neil Abercrombie dated Monday that his last wish was for Hanabusa to succeed him. Inouye died that day from respiratory complications. He was 88. 

On Thursday, Inouye will be the first person to lie in state at the Capitol rotunda since Ronald Reagan, Rosa Parks and Gerald Ford. 

Abercrombie will decide Inouye’s replacement. His spokeswoman, Louise Kim McCoy, declined to comment today on how much weight the governor might give to Inouye’s request in appointing his replacement. 

Abercrombie will choose Inouye’s successor from a list of three candidates submitted by the state Democratic party before an election is held in 2014. The party’s central committee plans to meet Dec. 28 to select the candidates. The application deadline for prospective candidates is Monday. Under state law, candidates must come from the same party as the prior incumbent.

McCoy said Abercrombie has no plans to apply for the vacancy himself. Neither does retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, who is supporting Hanabusa for the job, according to his spokesman.

Inouye also supported Hanabusa during her 2010 House bid.

State Party Executive Director Debi Hartmann said the party will consider only the names of those who apply. She said she has no idea how many people might apply but expects a number of qualified people to do so.

Should Hanabusa be the successful candidate, there would need to be a special election to fill her seat. She just won her second term in last month’s election.

U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, who will replace Akaka in the next Congress, said she would be “delighted” to work with Hanabusa in the Senate, if Abercrombie chooses her. 

“I know that we have a lot of committed, talented people in Hawaii, and whoever the governor chooses I will work with very, very closely, and our entire delegation will pull together to work on behalf of Hawaii,” she said.







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false wrote:
Well why am I so surprised?
on December 19,2012 | 10:36AM
Anonymous wrote:
apply? only a 'humble'/ tactless hanabusa would announce this - you don't apply - you are nominated...if hanabusa is the best Hawaii has to offer - good bye Pearl Harbor and federal funding...
on December 20,2012 | 05:34AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I'm shocked. Who would have guessed this?
on December 19,2012 | 10:36AM
Grimbold wrote:
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on December 19,2012 | 11:16AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Yes and Lingle and Djou are chomping at the bit to have another go at it. Remember Djou won one special election for the House seat already and, with some SuperPac backing he might steal it from the dumocrats again.
on December 19,2012 | 11:43AM
Wazdat wrote:
I would vote for Djou in a HEARTBEAT. D OR R MEAN NOTHING, ITS THE PERSON.
on December 19,2012 | 11:54AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Totally agree.
on December 19,2012 | 01:35PM
aomohoa wrote:
Djou is an honest person with integrity.
on December 19,2012 | 06:16PM
OldDiver wrote:
Your'e kidding right?
on December 19,2012 | 08:29PM
false wrote:
Not going to happen with the super pac we got PRP
on December 19,2012 | 12:31PM
ISCREAM wrote:
It will be Ed C...
on December 19,2012 | 06:16PM
Wahiawamauka wrote:
We are talking Hanabusa and Hirono. Two bumps on a log. This is going to be Hawaii's representation at the U.S. capital? They both have done absolutely next to nothing in their political careers.
on December 19,2012 | 02:27PM
false wrote:
Is there a formal application form. Will they allow Laura Theilen to apply?
on December 19,2012 | 10:40AM
false wrote:
Laura Theilen for DC? Just checking.
on December 19,2012 | 12:32PM
Sunny wrote:
I would hope she would stay where she is and allow the Governor to select someone younger so we can build seniority for the future of Hawaii. I respect Colleen but she will be in her 90's by the time she builds seniority in the Senate. A runoff election will be needed to fill her vacancy which will open the door to the Republicans who already control the House.
on December 19,2012 | 10:46AM
false wrote:
Bradda, Sista whatever, even though we have a so called senior person up there it might only mean in age. Its how you navigate up on the hill that counts. Brother Dan was a master. Not say one of our guys or gals can't do it but it take a special someone and that someone does't come around that often.
on December 19,2012 | 12:36PM
Venus1 wrote:
Had hoped that Hanabusa would with draw her name and then run in the election. This is an unfair way to become a senator. I like Hanabusa but not being chosen in this manner....
on December 19,2012 | 10:47AM
allie wrote:
She is a light weight compared to Dan
on December 19,2012 | 11:03AM
Mythman wrote:
being a crook makes you a "heavy weight"?
on December 19,2012 | 11:24AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Ho hum , ho hum. dummies pounding the republican drum.
on December 19,2012 | 04:58PM
false wrote:
Even a lot of those who have been on the hill for awhile are light weights compared to Dan.
on December 19,2012 | 12:37PM
matsudo wrote:
Venus1: She already submitted her application, which means she wants that Senate seat. If she is appointed, I sure hope a Republican wins the special election for the House seat. I am so sick of these Democrats and politics!
on December 19,2012 | 11:58AM
false wrote:
Be careful what you wish for.
on December 19,2012 | 12:38PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Is she the only one that applied? Did she need to apply?
on December 19,2012 | 10:57AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Now Lingle and Djou have another shot at stealing a seat from the Dumocrauts.
on December 19,2012 | 11:12AM
false wrote:
Yup, but based on the amount of votes each got and the love for Lingle the only seat they will steal from the Dem's is a folding chair from the party headquarters.
on December 19,2012 | 12:41PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Yes in this state they steal.
on December 19,2012 | 05:00PM
retire wrote:
Give the job to someone that doesn't have one.
on December 19,2012 | 11:35AM
HJT wrote:
What about Ed Case? This is one of the reasons he ran against Akaka, thus earning the bitter emnity of Inouye himself. Abercrombie should wake up the old rebel he used to be and pick Ed Case.
on December 19,2012 | 11:35AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Actually, if he had replaced Akaka back then, we would have some semblance of seniority.
on December 19,2012 | 01:38PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Hanabusa should toe the line and take one for the team and let Brian or Ed get the appointment from Neil. After all, isn't that what uncle Dan expected of all good little dumocrats.
on December 19,2012 | 11:47AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Mufi has a lean and hungry look about him.
on December 19,2012 | 12:57PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Dan's Senate seat has ALWAYS been in mufi's goal from day one. Everything he did was to please Dan and someday be his heir. He must be really really pissed that Dan forgot all about him after he gave his career to the rail.
on December 19,2012 | 01:55PM
allie wrote:
yup
on December 19,2012 | 04:12PM
Wazdat wrote:
“I know that we have a lot of committed, talented people in Hawaii, said Mazie.

YES, but not these 2 ladies. Sorry but they stink as elected leaders. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE ????????


on December 19,2012 | 11:53AM
matsudo wrote:
While Senator Inouye has done so much for Hawaii and our Nation, the one thing I feel he did not do justice is to "pass the torch" to someone earlier. If he really wanted Hanabusa to have a Senate seat, he should have encouraged her to run instead of him the last time he did. He even shunned Ed Case when Ed ran against Akaka saying that it is time the senior senators "passed the torch" to others for the good of our state. Well, Ed Case was right, but he just wasn't politically right. Making this wish on your dying bed to the governor is such a very selfish thing to do, in my opinion. He wants the state to waste money on a special election for the empty House seat so that Hanabusa can take over in the Senate? And that is in the good for our State? Heck! She's already in a House seat that can help our state, so why not have someone else JUST AS CAPABLE or EVEN MORE be appointed to the Senate? Maybe even Ed Case??? The Democrats could lose the House seat to a Republican, which really isn't a bad thing, should Hanabusa be appointed. And maybe the state of Hawaii should consider doing that if Hanabusa is appointed.
on December 19,2012 | 11:55AM
retire wrote:
While it may have been his dying wish to have his seat given to Ms. Hanabusa, the office belongs to the people of Hawaii now, it was not his to bequeth to her as some sort of heir to the "throne". Do the right thing and let the people decide.
on December 19,2012 | 12:36PM
inverse wrote:
That "dying wish" is in question. Someone else pointed out that how could Inouye write the letter requesting Hanabusa take his place, when his last fainting episode was unexpected and was supposedly only in the hospital with a minor breathing problem in which he was expected to be released a few days later?
on December 19,2012 | 01:41PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Inverse ,stop with the conspiracy theory. You guys are pathetic.
on December 19,2012 | 05:05PM
atilter wrote:
conspiracy or collusion - what ever - that has always been the norm for the politicos of our fair state! the public be damned! we will do whatever we think whenever we want regardless of what's best for the voters. The ultimate example of being pathetic is BLINDLY FOLLOWING OR ACCEPTING THE POLITICIANS LEAD WITHOUT QUESTION - like sheep!
on December 19,2012 | 08:09PM
aomohoa wrote:
What? That makes no sense.
on December 19,2012 | 06:20PM
false wrote:
Let me make this perfectly clear. Ed is not loved by the party so as far as they are concerned he does not exist.
on December 19,2012 | 12:44PM
Changalang wrote:
Dan asked Colleen to go for Akaka's seat before Mazie. Colleen said "no". Mazie was miffed to say the least; but after what happened to Ed, she would obey the will of the Emperor. Hanabusa was always being molded for Inouye's seat. Inouye's main flaw was that he thought he would live forever based on his lifetime of cheating death. He was going to endorse Colleen for his seat in 2014; and the family was all happy. Now, we are doing damage control. Curse of the Iwi? Perhaps. I call the late Senator Emperor because that is truly what he had become secondary to his successes in island politics and ever guiding hand. Neal is now the leader; but he is more like a head coach. Dan is irreplaceable; perhaps we should not even try and look for a fresh path FORWARD.
on December 19,2012 | 12:58PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Neil, keep a level head about your choice. While Dan's wish makes it tough on you, you need to make the right decision for Hawaii's future.
on December 19,2012 | 01:40PM
looking4u wrote:
Dream On
on December 24,2012 | 05:30AM
96706 wrote:
This is SOOOO shelfish of Ms. Hanabusa. Now Hawaii would need to spend again to fill HER seat!! This woman is only out for herself. NOT for the people of Hawaii. Prime example .... THE WAIANAE coast. Those people are forgotten and yet she grew up out there!
on December 19,2012 | 12:40PM
allie wrote:
My waianae contacts say she has a dark past out there.
on December 19,2012 | 04:12PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
You have no contacts to people in Hawaii,Allie.
on December 19,2012 | 05:07PM
aomohoa wrote:
Who would you know on the Waianae Coast, they are all so beneath the Princess? You would certainly never go there. LOL!
on December 19,2012 | 06:23PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
LOL and you think you are responding to a woman? LOL Cmon man
on December 20,2012 | 12:38AM
turbolink wrote:
Are you trying to tie her to organized crime again???
on December 19,2012 | 07:14PM
turbolink wrote:
Gamesmenship and hubris as we watch without a vote.
on December 19,2012 | 12:43PM
eastside808 wrote:
We, the general public have no say in this matter. There is a process that must be followed so regardless of who is chosen, we the people will have our say in 2014. Let's wait to see what the Democratic party and the Governor decide.
on December 19,2012 | 01:03PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Of course she will apply!.....Duh
on December 19,2012 | 01:09PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Senator Inouye really has put Abercrombie and the Democrat Party in a predicament in which they rather not be. If the Democrat Party includes Hanabusa on the list, as everyone seems to expect it will do to honor Senator Inouye’s death wish, and if Abercrombie appoints her, as everyone expects him to do to honor the late Senator’ death wish, a special election then will be held to fill Hanabusa’s seat in the House. A likely contender and apparent front runner at this time would be Republican Charles Djou, who lost to Hanabusa in the general election. Hanabusa received 53.2% and Djou 46.8%, a difference of 6.4% only. That was not a big difference considering that Hanabusa had the full backing of the Democrat Party and of the late Senator Inouye. With that support, Hanabusa’s victory should have been a blow out like Tulsi Gabbard’s victory over Mufi Hannemann in the 2nd district, but it was not. So, with no potential Democrat candidate of Hanabusa’s stature to run for her seat in the House and with no national political figure like the late Senator Inouye to indorse the Democrat candidate, Republican Charles Djou most likely will be the next US Representative from Hawaii. And that is the dilemma facing Democrat Party leadership and Governor Abercrombie. Do they appoint Hanabusa to the Senate to honor Senator Inouye’s death wish and face the likelihood of a Republican replacing her in the House or do they appoint someone like Democrat LG Brian Schatz to the senate to keep the entire Hawaii delegation in the Democrat Party camp? We soon will know.
on December 19,2012 | 01:09PM
1bbsoto wrote:
I am disappointed to hear that Rep. Hanabusa is applying for Sen. Inouye's seat, but I'm not surprised. I do not believe we should spend money on a special election! I hope that Gov. Abercrombie will not consider the late Sen. Inouye's request, but make a decision that will benefit the people of Hawaii for a long time. As some have already mentioned in their post Rep. Hanabusa is already 61, it is time for a younger person to be given the opportunity to serve our islands. Lt. Gov. Schatz would be an excellent choice and I'm sure there are many others who would also do well.
on December 19,2012 | 01:13PM
Fred01 wrote:
She is the devil!
on December 19,2012 | 01:41PM
Anonymous wrote:
If she wants to apply for the seat, then have her pay a portion of cost for the special election to fill her house seat! This is not fair to the other candidates vying for the Senate seat, as she gets a 'free ride' without doing the work, as the voters elected her to the house seat in the elections held in November of this year! The last 'special election' cost the people of this state $625,000, and this time around the cost is expected to be higher, as the state continues to experience financial woes from the recession. To avoid this, Ms. Hanabusa should not be automatically given the Senate seat, and instead it should go to another person, qualified and experienced enough to finish the senate term and she can then be enabled to run in the 2014 election without the state having to pick up the cost of 'a special election' that it can ill afford at this time!
on December 19,2012 | 01:57PM
loquaciousone wrote:
If hanabusa wants to saddle Hawaii with another election, she should pay for it.
on December 19,2012 | 01:58PM
allie wrote:
she could not care less
on December 19,2012 | 04:13PM
inverse wrote:
from the SA: "Inouye said in a letter to Gov. Neil Abercrombie dated Monday that his last wish was for Hanabusa to succeed him. Inouye died that day from respiratory complications. He was 88. "

So the story is that Inouye's last moments on this earth was to dictate a memo to governor Abercrombie by his staffers that he wanted Hanabusa to take his place in the Senate? It was more important for Inouye to take care of congressional business than spend his precious last moments on this earth by just having his family members close by and holding him with no words spoken?
on December 19,2012 | 02:00PM
Fred01 wrote:
Thank you! That letter is political propaganda trash!
on December 19,2012 | 03:47PM
blackmurano wrote:
Hanabusa!! you can apply but I hope you don't get it. Kauai born, and former U.S. Army Chief of Staff (number one General) Eric Shensiki should be nominated for Senator Dan Inouye U.S. Senate Seat. Eric Shensiki is already on Obama's current cabinet post and is a good, very good candidate for that position. We got big military holdings here in Hawaii - Pearl Harbor, Kaneohe Marine station and schofield. A person with military background preserves jobs for these military bases in Hawaii. Neil, Nominate Eric Shensiki !!
on December 19,2012 | 02:22PM
loquaciousone wrote:
A good Japanese name would be Shinsheki. If you're going to nominate someone, you should get to know them better. Otherwise they might think you want Donald Trump.
on December 19,2012 | 02:31PM
allie wrote:
great idea..a rare man of honor
on December 19,2012 | 04:14PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Shinseki doesn't even live in the state, duh..........
on December 19,2012 | 05:13PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Brilliant idea. Instant credibility. Next best thing to seniority. Hanabusa, on the other hand, will be the opposite.
on December 19,2012 | 04:34PM
mynah wrote:
Too bad he's not interested but Abercrombie has the most experience in Washington and knows his way around the political game.
on December 19,2012 | 02:44PM
entrkn wrote:
Tulsi Gabbard and Brian Schatz in the Senate, Mufi Hanneman and Ed Case for Congress... Hanabusa and Hirono should have the honor and decency to get out of the way of what is best for Hawaii.
on December 19,2012 | 03:00PM
rhs763 wrote:
Gen Shinseki is an excellent choice to fill Inouye's vacancy.
on December 19,2012 | 03:02PM
Changalang wrote:
He wasn't fit for duty as Army Boss. Tommy Franks had to step up and provide a plan in contrast to a frozen Top General who couldn't see the forest from the trees. Shenseki's command was FUBAR. We are all fortunate to have him doing the nothing he does so well out of the war room. You go to war with the Army you got, not the one on your wish list. Commanders who can't meet the challenge of reality need to retire. Oh wait, that is exactly what happened.
on December 19,2012 | 04:00PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Are you talking about Franks' role as Cinc Centcom and the planning for the Iraq war? Not the job of the Army Chief of Staff who is nothing more than an organizer, trainer, and equipper of forces for the warfighters to use.
on December 19,2012 | 04:32PM
Changalang wrote:
Secretary Rumsfeld asked Shinseki for a plan with assets. He basically testified to Congress that we did not have enough boots to get the job done. A commander of greater prowess suggested a plan using what we had; not what we wish we had. Franks did a Blitzkrieg style to maximize impact with speed of offense. Rumsfeld pulled in many prior service combat vets to assist. Basically, the operation moved past the CoS because his input had become irrelevant to the mission. He became part of the problem. He quite simply is far from the type of soldier that Medal of Honor winner Senator Inouye was. I can understand how government workers in the military that are soon to have to make money in the private sector would want any military appropriator in the Senate; but Shinseki is not the guy. Bet he won't make the short list.
on December 19,2012 | 04:55PM
Changalang wrote:
"I would say that what's been mobilized to this point, something on the order of several hundred thousand soldiers," the general said. "Assistance from friends and allies would be helpful."............In front of the Senate Armed Services Committee crying behind the scenes about the lack of assets available as the day to invade is already on his calender. Franks rolled in and the W.W. II mindset General retired. Now, is it the role of the CoS to undercut the mission before the invasion is launched in public testimony? I think not. Iraq was lost because of politician Generals who would not let real soldiers neutralize the enemy wherever it was found at will. Politics and war should not mix. A military scale down with re-focus on strike units and operators without a win the peace directive is the future. Kill the enemy, leave, and let them clean it up. What a concept. Hit 'em again and again until there is nothing left to hold; like Afghanistan centuries ago.
on December 19,2012 | 05:06PM
ichiban wrote:
HELLO ANYBODY THERE??? There's politics in war and war is political. Did you fall asleep in History class? Politics and war are forever entwined. What the general meant was we need to commit more troops and logistics to have decisive victory in a war. To go into combat with only a skeleton crew is foolhardy. Pres. Obama increased the troops and logistics and more or less ended the war. We now give "technical support" to the country.
on December 19,2012 | 07:46PM
Changalang wrote:
The U.S.A. lost the war in Iraq by giving the country built on blood, treasure, and blown off limbs to Al Maliki. He bends over for Iran. Only to a fool is the Iraq War a win. ROFL. The mission was too much for General Shen-sucky to handle, so he panicked and was ignored and put out to pasture while real soldiers went in to decimate Saddam's military under General Franks. The only way to a win a war now is to bomb people back into the stone age so they can no longer be a regional threat to anyone else because they are spending all their time on day to day water, food, and shelter. Nation building is for fools. Making war as part of the criminal military industrial complex is a crime against God and mankind. War is not political. You either go there, kill the enemy, and come home; or you admit you are a part of the worse kind of business on the planet.
on December 19,2012 | 08:52PM
Changalang wrote:
As of 10DEC2012: " More than 3,000 U.S. military personnel have secretly returned to Iraq via Kuwait and 17,000 more are on their way in response to the civil war in Syria that has spilled over into northern Iraq, according to a report published Monday by Iran's Press TV. " Technical support, huh? ROFL. You should change your screen name to number 2, because you are so full of 5h!t.
on December 19,2012 | 09:02PM
CloudForest wrote:
Communista at the gates !!!
on December 19,2012 | 03:12PM
OpusOne wrote:
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on December 19,2012 | 03:28PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Wow, I wondermn who OpusOne really Is? A republican anti rail blogger that hides deeper behind a another bogus coward name.
on December 19,2012 | 05:18PM
aomohoa wrote:
Maybe we should re name you Sour pus One.
on December 19,2012 | 06:27PM
false wrote:
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on December 19,2012 | 03:57PM
Fred01 wrote:
Because it is FAKE! Total political propaganda which the mindless will follow without question. Does anybody really think the Senator was dictating that crap on his death bead? So wrong! People, wake up!
on December 19,2012 | 08:19PM
foliefolie wrote:
The governor did not make the letter public. It was Dan Inouye's office that made the letter public. So to me, it sounds like it was all planned out by Dan. He had a feeling that he was going to die and he had that letter ready. Even though he did many good things for Hawaii, this was a very selfish of Inouye. Ed Case was right. Someone younger should have been elected earlier so that they could build their rapport with the other members of Congress. It takes time to build those relationships on Capitol Hill. Now, we will have two newbies in the Senate with little seniority and very little clout. And it puts Neal on the spot. If he does not appoint Hanabusa, there will those people that will say how dare he not honor the dieing wish of the Senator that did a lot for the state of Hawaii.
on December 19,2012 | 11:42PM
Highinthesierras wrote:
The King is dead, long live the king! True back then, true today. Pick a young, bright person - it will honor the King of Pork and set up a long tenure so we can get da pork in the future.
on December 19,2012 | 05:21PM
ymanalohyn wrote:
Hanabusa is OUT
on December 19,2012 | 06:03PM
ISCREAM wrote:
OH GREAT ... UGH.
on December 19,2012 | 06:15PM
localguy wrote:
Colleen, Colleen, Colleen. This is not how it is done. Voters will decide if you have what it takes for this position. It is not your decision. What were you thinking? Sad to see you act like this. Voters deserve better, you are not it. Might want to find a job you can handle, this isn't it.
on December 19,2012 | 06:58PM
Opelu wrote:
It would be honorable for those out there with negative commentary to at least allow the Inouye Ohana, Washington and Hawaii services and burial to happen with some respect, kindness and peace - You will all have many days to come for commentary and opinion - It really is just a matter of days
on December 19,2012 | 07:19PM
78R8R wrote:
Hirono was bad, but this will be worse with both of them there and no one to guide them and tell them how to vote. Good news at least we can vote her out of office in two years instead of four.
on December 19,2012 | 07:26PM
atilter wrote:
I hope Gen. Eric Shinseki, Retired, meets the geographic and residential pre-requisites to apply! Can he be DRAFTED? I strongly feel he would be head-and-shoulders-above-the-rest in having the necessary qualities it takes to become a very great Hawaii Senator! To list his qualities would be redundant and totally un-necessary!
on December 19,2012 | 07:43PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Good man, wrong job.
on December 19,2012 | 07:56PM
Fred01 wrote:
Better than electing Satan Hanabusa!
on December 19,2012 | 08:18PM
atilter wrote:
Madam Hanabusa - please do what you know is right deep down within you. Stay where you are, gain the experience and the knowledge which is NEEDED to become a senator of the late Senator's stature. Right at this moment, I might suggest that there is another person who has the necessary background and personal ties to "hit the ground running". His name is General Eric Shinseki, Retired.
on December 19,2012 | 08:27PM
Changalang wrote:
A flunky General and politician. How's the military homeless and/or suicide crisis being handled by Shen-sucky's VA? Can't wait until sequestration fires more flunky soldiers out of service like the failed and retired ex-Chief Of Staff of the U.S. Army; surrendering in front of cameras at the Senate Armed Service Committee mere weeks before the Iraqi invasion. Soldiers like that are not even fit to sniff Dan's seat, much less occupy it. Pffffft.
on December 19,2012 | 09:10PM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Hirono and Hanabusa. 99 and 100 in seniority. omg This is why Ed Case left a sure seat in congress to take on Akaka. It didn't work out obviously and now we are paying the price. Remember, Case took a hit for the team when he didn't run against Hanabusa in 2010. He deserves some consideration. He actually has more congressional experience than Hanabusa.
on December 19,2012 | 10:37PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
God help us
on December 20,2012 | 12:37AM
Gktakeuchi wrote:
Makule wrote We don't need a Makule person to be our Senator for 2 terms or so. Let's get a YOUNG person, if he/she is good keep re-electing so that we can have Seniority in the Senate!!!!! Tulsi, can run for 5 more terms. Legislators being mentioned are too old!!!!
on December 20,2012 | 10:47AM
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