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Dems meeting early to choose Inouye replacement nominees

By Derrick DePledge

LAST UPDATED: 04:28 p.m. HST, Dec 22, 2012

With potential votes to avert a fiscal cliff looming, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday urged Gov. Neil Abercrombie to fill the vacancy left by the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye “with due haste.”

The Senate convenes again on Thursday and could take votes to avoid the federal tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff that would otherwise take effect in January.

“It is critically important to ensure that the people of Hawaii are fully represented in the pivotal decisions the Senate will be making before the end of the year,” Reid, D-Nevada, said in a statement.

The Democratic Party of Hawaii’s state central committee will now meet on Wednesday morning to discuss the three nominees the party will send to Abercrombie for his consideration. The state central committee had initially scheduled the meeting for Friday evening, but moved the meeting up after hearing about Reid’s concerns.

Abercrombie, according to his spokeswoman, had spoken to Reid by telephone earlier this week and the majority leader had asked how soon the appointment could be made.

If Democrats forward the three names to Abercrombie on Wednesday, the governor would make the appointment “as soon as he is comfortable with it,” according to Louise Kim McCoy, his spokeswoman.

Naming Inouye’s successor and getting the appointee sworn-in with enough time to vote on the fiscal cliff will require a precise bit of choreography.

The Senate could have votes as early as Thursday evening.

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, Inouye’s preference to succeed him, is scheduled to travel back to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday evening and would be in place to take the oath of office before Thursday if she were the one selected.

Others under consideration, such as Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz, would have to quickly fly to Washington to get sworn in and make the votes.

The appointed senator will serve until voters in 2014 elect a senator to fill out the remainder of Inouye’s term, which runs through 2016.

If the appointment is made early and the new senator is sworn in before the end of the year, the appointed senator would have the edge in seniority over the 12 new senators — including U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii — who were elected in November and are scheduled to take the oath on Jan. 3.

The appointed senator would be Hawaii’s senior senator, while Hirono, who is replacing the retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, would be the junior senator. 

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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ready2go wrote:
Brian Schatz should be highly considered. His record is unblemished.
on December 22,2012 | 09:22AM
Changalang wrote:
Yup; Brian runs with a cool head and is a known producer. Dante's has the insight to know the value of strategy for success. Tactical implications for triggering any special election is a tantamount consideration. Appointing a freshly elected or re-elected incumbent Rep. due to be sworn in already in the House would be a strategic error on the Hawaii Democratic Party's part. Smart play is to put in a young capable that can be replaced by appointment; like an LG with State Senator for LG spot; thus creating another appointment chain to replace the State Senator. Opening up CD1 without Godfather Dan to insure a pre-determined Democrat winner could be risky indeed. Dan was omnipotent. A special election in CD1 would be the first blind test without the ever reliable control variable. Strategically, CD1 would be in play for the GOP to retake like Djou did, briefly. If Neil appoints Colleen and loses CD1 to any Republican; Democrats will blame and punish him for it in 2014 for his own re-election. Neil's safe play is to appoint Senator Schatz; President Obama's good friend and multi-Union favorite. Brian is solid. Best to leave the Hawaii GOP dead and buried rather than have to worry about a zombie from the wrong Party getting lucky again in CD1. Colleen rocks for sure. Having her and Brian in D.C. Hawaii us increases our political firepower for the long trek ahead. All the big boys know that. I just hope they are thinking with their usual penchant for logical business and the value of investing long for a secured political future. Hawaii needs Colleen in the House to train Tulsi for the long game as well.
on December 22,2012 | 11:21AM
allie wrote:
Brian is a decent choice. He is a light weight now but could grow into the position. He is honest at least
on December 22,2012 | 12:25PM
Changalang wrote:
One would have to be on the ins for a couple generations here to properly assess Brian's weight class. As you learned with Tulsi; it is not the actual weight of the candidate, but the combined weight of those who stand behind her/him. He is clean, smart, humble, and savvy. For the hot LG race SHOPO, ILWU, HGEA, IBEW, and Ironworkers stood behind Brian's candidacy, just to name a few. There is a whole other couple tiers of support behind them as well. Brian has learned quickly to be friends and open with all factions of Democrats in Hawaii. After all, he was a highly successful State Party Chair before Dante, just as Mr. Carpenter is now. I imagine in North Dakota, where you say you hail from, you may not be plugged in enough to get the roots of the Why and the How here. No doubt Colleen is a heavyweight. As a donor/supporter, I have meagerly invested in her success. One think about Hawaii is that the power players can stand behind two candidates at the same time during an appointment. Elections make it trickier. This is time for the Dems to unite. Brian is that uniter and has learned the value of that over the decade. We all know whoever gets appointed will close the ring for all of us to support. My concern is the riskiness of opening up a Special Election when Democrats already have a safe hold on all 4 seats. Dan is not here anymore. The whole landscape is changed now. Every mistake will put Hawaii back for years, maybe decades. Hawaii first; ALWAYS. That is how Emperor Inouye lived and died. His spirit should be emulated, but wishes maybe not so much.
on December 22,2012 | 01:02PM
allie wrote:
Yes, I am a North Dakota Mandan. We do, generally, have higher caliber pols. But I do nto disagree with you regarding brian.
on December 22,2012 | 02:06PM
Changalang wrote:
I was not trying to be insulting; just informational. I believe the old boy style will not work for the new generation of Hawaii Democrats. There is no shame in victory as long as transparency is forthright nowadays. Old School thinking dictates you act one way, and do the other in secrecy because if people know how you do vs. the act, than morally it can sink a politicians character portrayal. When in reality, the deceit transmitted to constituents turns them off and it equates to de facto voter suppression. I believe that open presentation of history and facts will make millennials won't to get hooked onto the power base and contribute. It is a different morality set today. Guilt and shame generation vs. the honest and bold generation. Nobody really has secrets on an island anyway. Time for Hawaii Democrats to kick it up a notch and forget the dynasty model to move Democracy FORWARD. Just $0.02. The secret to Tulsi's success is her lack of accomplishments to haunt her. Also, being selected, groomed, and sold by the right alliance of power players. She'll do well for HI.
on December 22,2012 | 04:41PM
peanutgallery wrote:
and dumb as the day is long..
on December 22,2012 | 04:54PM
Changalang wrote:
All the Punahou grads I met in my lifetime here were not dumb as the day is long. Not one of them. I wish I had been smart enough to go to that school like many on the island. How many Punahou Alumni have you just offended; including our current President who was also President of the Harvard Law Review in his pursuit of higher education? What makes you smarter than even an average Punahou graduate? The guy ran non-profit Helping Hands, also. What have you run, except your mouth?
on December 22,2012 | 05:54PM
bender wrote:
Whoa, Appointing Schatz would be a gross mistake. This guy owes too many debts to special interests groups to every be effective. Remember Akaka and his special intterests.
on December 23,2012 | 06:33AM
Pacej001 wrote:
Unblemished, as in blank?
on December 22,2012 | 01:25PM
Wazdat wrote:
on December 22,2012 | 07:05PM
mellishi wrote:
... best option! Leave HanabUSA where she is - let Brian carry the lead.
on December 23,2012 | 07:00AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Hirono must be fuming. She won the election to replace Senator Akaka believing she would be the next US senator from Hawaii, but she will not be sworn in until the end of Senator Akaka’s term in January. Democrat Party politics are now at play to quickly appoint Senator Inouye’s replacement and have that person sworn in immediately to fill the seat left vacant by Inouye’s death, thus giving the newbie unelected senator seniority over duly elected Hirono. Funny.
on December 22,2012 | 09:26AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Nice spin. The seniority would be priority over ALL the Senators being sworn in on the 3rd.
on December 22,2012 | 11:03AM
Changalang wrote:
Exactly, and that power placement would only be multiplied by having a Senator in that spot that every other Senator, including Harry Reid, is Obama's guy. Look what youth, hope, and change did for the WhiteHouse. Dan brought that to the Senate decades ago at age 38. Hopefully, history repeats and the good fortune from the past cycle can be repeated in the next cycle of Hawaii survivability.
on December 22,2012 | 11:45AM
bender wrote:
Including Hirono. That's the irony. Even this newspaper in earlier articles declared Hirono to be the head of Hawaii's Congressional delegation.
on December 23,2012 | 06:35AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Probably not anymore...
on December 23,2012 | 09:55AM
DAGR81 wrote:
Cat fight
on December 23,2012 | 01:54AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Misogyny is alive and well in the Forum.
on December 23,2012 | 09:56AM
HCSSC wrote:
on December 22,2012 | 09:27AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
S how does this work. If Hanabusa is picked (god forbid) and she is sworn in early, does that mean she is the senior senator from Hawaii and Hirono will be the junior senator? That doesn't seem fair. Hirono ran for the office and won. Hanabusa, if she is chosen, did nothing other than be at the right place at the right time. btw.....what if her name isn't even on the list. Can she still be chosen?
on December 22,2012 | 09:28AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Ms. Hanabusa would be the senior Senator. "Fair" and politics... not always. And no, she can't be appointed if she is not on the list. But she WILL be on the list.
on December 22,2012 | 11:05AM
Changalang wrote:
Let us hope that those who matter are looking at the big picture. The foundation of our political strength in D.C. will depend on the strength of the cornerstone that is set in Dan's old seat. Colleen is awesome for that honor; except that she would not have the longevity to reach the top soon enough being 61. Inouye started at age 38. The long play is a healthy 40 year old that alredy gets along with Inouye's expert crack staffers. No doubt Hawaii needs Colleen in D.C. The question remains in which House does Hawaii need her more. Mazie is already used to being sloppy seconds based on her long career in the passenger seat riding shotgun everywhere. She is perfectly suited as Akaka was to be the junior Senator reliable 2nd vote which automatically double Inouye's voting strength. Akaka was a tried and true loyal follower. Mazie can deliver and continue that legacy. Hawaii has a great chess board set up. Will Neil checkmate by moving the knight, or just Check with a move of the new Queen on the Board. Better to take the kill when you can.
on December 22,2012 | 11:32AM
bobbob wrote:
big picture is that both are rubber stampers and will do little in the long run. Maybe hanabusa will introduce a bill giving congress a raise, but that's about it.
on December 22,2012 | 02:35PM
Changalang wrote:
The ability to be a team player is often the most important attribute for someone to be successfully appointed to anything. That is reality. Mazie is an unthinking rubber stamper. A thinking rubber stamper finds a way to enforce the will of the person's constituency via harnessing networking and influence. That is the job requirements of Senator, and exactly the method in which the framers set it up mimicking the Roman Empire.
on December 22,2012 | 04:22PM
artwork wrote:
Wow! Sen. Inouye's choice of Rep. Hanabusa makes even more sense now. She will have the total support of his staff, which can provide the course and counsel necessary to carry on the good work for the people of Hawaii. Among other things it will help Hawaii's congressional delegation to bond as a team and move forward now. Apparently having anyone other than Rep. Hanabusa would compromise that good work by being of a different mind, changing staff and direction. No, I'm not Japanese, a member of the family or colleague of either, but I happen to admire the Senator. I'm more like you, one vote.
on December 22,2012 | 09:51AM
localguy wrote:
Hanababooza taking Dan's place? No way. No leadership skills, a typical clueless bureaucrat who changes paths like the wind. We need someone of integrity, honesty, well educated and respected by everyone, Colleen isn't it.
on December 22,2012 | 09:58AM
Giligan wrote:
Anybody but Hanabooza!
on December 22,2012 | 12:09PM
Changalang wrote:
The age difference between 40 and 61 equates to 3 extra Senate terms. In a generation, that could mean the difference between fiscal life and death for Hawaii. Dan and 15-20% of our local economy died. Colleen and Mazie start in the back row, so people will have to understand that as we go onto a pork free diet from bacon every day under Inouye. Hawaii needs a Senator friend that Obama can open doors for so they can help take care of each other in White House and U.S. Senate. One hand washing the other leads to a brighter future for Hawaii. Aloha.
on December 22,2012 | 11:39AM
entrkn wrote:
Tulsi Gabbard and Brian Schatz will serve Hawaii best in the US Senate over the next 30 to 50 years...
on December 22,2012 | 09:53AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
The voters can decide that during the special election if neither of them are appointed by the Governor.
on December 22,2012 | 11:06AM
Changalang wrote:
The voters may vote Djou in again just by opening up either Congressional district spot unnecessarily. Charles would be the past incumbent running against an unknown and undetermined Democratic challenger without Inouye's help in a special election that is a tactical risk to weaken the Democratic Party. You guys need to adjust your thinking caps a little bit over there.
on December 22,2012 | 11:51AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
I was referring to the special election in 2014 to fill out the term for Senator Inouye's Senate seat. Obviously I wasn't clear enough.
on December 22,2012 | 01:57PM
Changalang wrote:
I was hoping that a unifying appointee would not have any challenge or trouble getting re-elected and acquiring more time in Senate seniority. I guess I am locked in a mindset that the appointee should be a lifer with superior lifespan potential, like Inouye. Just trying to persuade as many influential Democrats that the 99% chance of Hanabusa being appointed may not be the best strategic play for Hawaii.
on December 22,2012 | 04:25PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Understood. You are making good points, but I wonder just how many in the Democratic Party leadership read this forum? From the number of posters in here on a daily basis, it looks like every last Republican does though! Well, at least one of them has 2 pseudonyms, so maybe it's actually ALL of them!
on December 22,2012 | 04:35PM
Changalang wrote:
There are many more readers, especially when they hear lit matches are being flicked around in the Star Advertiser at such a crucial time. You may be surprised how many read stuff here when they are being mentioned at crucial times; or when told to check it out by their staffers. Don't you notice the updates to story details in an update from articles written by Party stooges/journalist? Wildfire spreads fast on an island. Not that it has guaranteed effect, but politicians adjust their message based on what they think their audience knows. This forum is everything Civilbeat is trying to be when it is uncapped to the unsubscribed public. Star Advertiser is the voice of the Hawaii Democratic Party. Do not think that psuedonyms remain anonymous. As a subscriber, it is a product to provide entertainment value to interacting subscribers. To readers, it may have a different value.
on December 22,2012 | 05:42PM
aomohoa wrote:
I like Tulsi but she doesn't have enough experience yet:)
on December 22,2012 | 11:53AM
peanutgallery wrote:
You've got to be kidding.
on December 22,2012 | 04:56PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Hanabusa will get the nod. Garans ball barans.
on December 22,2012 | 11:05AM
Changalang wrote:
Raining on the parade again and ruining the manufactured suspense. You must be a blast at parties. ;)
on December 22,2012 | 11:53AM
Lindall wrote:
PLEASE do not appoint Hanabusa. Ever grateful for Senator Inouye but this position is much to important to appoint someone just because someone else wants it. The person should be appointed because of qualifications. PLEASE appoint Brian Schatz.
on December 22,2012 | 11:10AM
Lindall wrote:
P. S. I used to be in Hanabusa's district and she did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to help us. She did not even return or answer our phone calls when we desperately needed help. I can imagine exactly how she would be in Washington. Please nominate someone that has Hawaii's best interest at heart. We need someone that will fight for us and not someone that cares only for their best interest.
on December 22,2012 | 12:15PM
allie wrote:
True..Hanabooboo is all about herself. She is really just a horrible person I am told
on December 22,2012 | 12:24PM
bobbob wrote:
on December 22,2012 | 02:36PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Hanabusa’s selection means her House seat will be open for grabs in a special election in which many people no doubt will run, and the winner will be -----------------------Republican Charles Djou.
on December 22,2012 | 11:16AM
allie wrote:
good to make this decision as quickly as possible as we need to be represented in January or sooner.
on December 22,2012 | 11:22AM
Giligan wrote:
Karma! After 50 years of pork (more in the later years, and Dan was great for what he did for Hawaii), we are left with three lame porkers. Case deserves credit because he was the only one with foresight and courage to plan for this day.
on December 22,2012 | 12:07PM
awahana wrote:
I love all this 'armchair quarterbacking' in the SA comments.
We don't really know the qualifications of the commenters do we? Myself included.
All we can go by, is their track record of 'guesses' and 'interpretations' posted here, and our convenient memory of such...
Like how you all said UH Football 'Chow Time' was the obvious choice.
on December 22,2012 | 12:41PM
Changalang wrote:
Norm did get chosen, though. Didn't he? Accuracy counts for most everything. Just recounting history for the sake of friendly debate. Also, Rail has proven to be inevitable. Just chiming in as an observant nobody. :)
on December 22,2012 | 01:09PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Lots of whistling by the graveyard going on here in the comments section. The Hawaii delegation is on the bottom of the pile in both houses. The gravy train just went off the tracks.
on December 22,2012 | 01:31PM
Changalang wrote:
Delusion is a poor substitute for facts. Keep a look out for Judge Wally making his declaration after the New Year. There is always the appeal process for you guys; very expensive legal fees. Anti-Rail's last chance died when Ben did not win with 50% 1 in the Mayoral Primary. You guys had the secret weapon to pull it off; but poor judgement and a lack of killer instinct made Rail inevitable. Hawaii can't go cold turkey after our local economy has been on a high pork diet. Rail is the other white meat that Dan can't bring from D.C. anymore. All aboard !
on December 22,2012 | 04:31PM
peanutgallery wrote:
Bankruptcy court, here we come.
on December 22,2012 | 04:57PM
Changalang wrote:
Not until Federal law modifications enable States to utilize existing bankruptcy laws available to corporations and individuals. Until then, how much cash can the State squeeze from you like a cow n!pplie, fair citizen?
on December 22,2012 | 05:45PM
Pacej001 wrote:
For all local military, guard and active duty, Hanabusa is not your friend and you'd better hope she doesn't make the cut. Her stated policies on military benefits are the pits. She's absolutely ready for you to sacrifice them.
on December 22,2012 | 01:36PM
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on December 22,2012 | 05:45PM
Changalang wrote:
Neil is not 100% predictable. He has a long history of doing a cost-risk-benefit analysis and choosing a harder path for the greater good. When he has done that in the past, his choice has made him stronger. I have complete trust in his judgment on the matter, but you are correct in that Hanabusa is the favored via Party pressure going into the nomination. However, Neal is sharp enough to know that this appointment could set him up as the new boss of Hawaii . He could appoint a trusted Senator, a Senate President as his new LG, and get to appoint a new Senate President in the year when his dissident wing of the House talks over Majority rule and Committee assignments there. Neal can lead the Party with one bold move. Tempting to a career politician who knows how We could do better as a Party. All Neal has to do is Call The Schatz. :D Hawaii GOP will not pass go and will not collect $200 in this real life game of Monopoly. LOL.
on December 22,2012 | 06:17PM
usahwn wrote:
Ed Case for US Senate
on December 22,2012 | 06:25PM
Changalang wrote:
Unfortunately for Ed, that would be the cultural equivalent of the Governor urinating on Senator Inouye's freshly dug grave. Life isn't fair, and then we die. The good news is that Ed can be back in business without a mountain standing in his way now. Eager to see if he will go for CD1 against Djou if Team Colleen gets the most probable nod. Imagine a winner take all with greater than 2 prominent Democrats(Ed and Mufi) splitting the vote against just one Djou. That is how Tom Berg won in Waianae as well. The plight of needless suffering exemplified by Dan's wrath against Ed Case illustrates how only Democrats can defeat other Democrats, and even themselves in Hawaii. Hawaii loses Inouye, and Charles wins the lottery. Definite possibility, maybe even probability. The Hawaii Democratic Party needs Colleen to block and hold to insure a one on one run off in a 2014 General Election in CD1. Would not want to be the one to have to tell her, though.
on December 22,2012 | 06:42PM
Venus1 wrote:
Ed can run!!! He would make a good senator!!!!!
on December 22,2012 | 08:53PM
Hawaii_INTP wrote:
Crazy Thought: To keep seniority, just choose retiring Senator Akaka!
on December 22,2012 | 06:56PM
Changalang wrote:
Too late; he is retired from his old seat. Inouye's newly open different seat has its own individual seniority clock waiting to re-start the count of time in service.
on December 22,2012 | 07:28PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I wonder who the front runner for Inouye's seat is? Hmmmm....tough one.
on December 23,2012 | 08:33AM
Lanikaula wrote:
Well, let the games begin: speculating. Everyone seems to know something. i understand that there was a name of a 'darkhorse' mentioned in recent news whom i KNOW has THE most experience & knowledge of the "pu'u i'ole", the 'hill rats'...Esther Kia'aina. She's been there longer then ANY of the current reps. Having been mentored by previous & almost previous senators, having the knowledge of creating and shepherding bills, acquainted w/the dynamics, mechanics & personalities, she has walked the halls through Congress for over 20 years. She would be the perfect, non-baggaged rep. The reason she seems to be unknown here in Hawaii is the reason why the aforementioned is important to understand. it's not like she's unaware of the 'politics' here. Having this 'pono', balance/experience here in Hawaii and there in Congress is very important. Our recent retiree reps have spent too much time, yearning to get back to Congress and instead only 'visited' their island home and constituents in Hawai'i occasionally...a 'disconnect' that bred cronyism leadership and decisions. People, voters have become disinterested and therefore some 'bad laws' detrimental to some in particular the Native Hawaiians have led to an EMPTY Apology Bill and a divisive Akaka Bill, not counting the Newlands Resolution of Annexation, the Organic Act & facade of a Statehood Act under these recent representatives, retired and expired. Peace be with them and their families, but now its time to quit turning the other way and confront THE most divisive longstanding issue: Hawai'i, The ILLUSION of Reality under American Occupation. Let's have that Reconciliation that was guaranteed by Sec 1 (4)&(5) of the Apology Bill & the recommendations by the DOI/DOJ now without the BS 'coverups', present ALL sides, facts; HOALA HOU, reawaken & Huliau and make them PONO! NO moa da 'ole boy networkers now...now what?! Divest and 'bag' like all the other carpet-baggers billionaires in america are doing?? Guilt? no like pay moa taxes? Hang around and RE-build ALL your 'claimed' country from Maine to Hawaii and maybe world support w/rebound to your honored country that you fought or served and died for allegedly in the name of, for & by THE PEOPLE! Ua mau ke 'ea o ka 'aina i ka pono! LIVE IT!
on December 22,2012 | 10:21PM
Changalang wrote:
Auntie K. is too old to start our Senate seniority from scratch. Sad, but true.
on December 23,2012 | 06:16AM
Lanikaula wrote:
???? Up to this point i thought you had some insight w/your comments, but AUNTIE K??!!!?? U obviously DON'T KNOW Esther's qualifications that ALL those who are being recommended COMBINED don't have! Not in Congress where it's needed like Esther has. so what do you want then, someone young and inexperienced or with maturity and experience? me thinks the later, so if not now SHE, Esther w/be there after you get tired of the ineptness of all your blogging mana'o.
on December 23,2012 | 07:38AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
If you wee to use some bold formatting, it might help you emphasize your points.
on December 23,2012 | 08:34AM
GorillaSmith wrote:
P-L-E-A-S-E, Neil. As a conservative and a patriot I beg you to name either Hanabubu or Schatzie. It truly does not matter as they are equally unqualified. If Hawaii were to actually have the 2 most ineffective US Senators (now that Diminished Capacity Dan Akaka is finally on his way home), there might actually be a revival of bipartisanship - even here on the low information voter Democratic plantation that is Hawaii.
on December 22,2012 | 11:03PM
Changalang wrote:
You know how much Lingle lost to Mazie, right? Bad enough to lose to a candidate like Mazie; but by that much? LOL. Hilarious. The only seat the Hawaii GOP has a strong probability of locking down is CD1, if Neal triggers a special election where winner takes all with a Hanabusa appointment. It will indeed be a Happy New Year for the Djou household. That was how Tom Berg won in the City Council from representing the Westside. Only Democrats making mistakes get Republicans elected to National office in Hawaii.
on December 23,2012 | 06:21AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
A grassroots campaign to bring back Rene Mansho or John Mirikitani would be amusing.
on December 23,2012 | 08:32AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Rod Tam?
on December 23,2012 | 09:58AM
Lindall wrote:
P-L-E-A-S-E, Neil, Make it be Schatzie then because at least he is NOT self serving. Thank you much.
on December 23,2012 | 06:43AM
bender wrote:
What is wrong with meeting today or tomorrow? I just know these guys are going to mess this up.
on December 23,2012 | 06:37AM
tonosama wrote:
Very perceptive/excellent comments from Changalang. Preference is Ed Case (I told U so-seniority thing) as primary and Donna M. Kim, alternate choice. Let the appointments begin.
on December 23,2012 | 06:48AM
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