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Thielen is type of candidate Hawaii Democrats need

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 05, 2012

~~<p>The Hawaii Democratic Party did itself and voters no favor in rejecting Laura Thielen&rsquo;s request to become a member in good standing so she could run for office under its banner.</p>
<p>Though party leaders did not explain why they said no, it seems that Thielen&rsquo;s past association with Hawaii&rsquo;s uber-Republican, Linda Lingle, makes her an untouchable, even though she appears to share most of their ideals. Nor does she seem to be grabbing for the big D simply to slap it next to her name on a ballot in a state where Ds ease a candidate&rsquo;s way to elective office.</p>
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The Hawaii Democratic Party did itself and voters no favor in rejecting Laura Thielen’s request to become a member in good standing so she could run for office under its banner.

Though party leaders did not explain why they said no, it seems that Thielen’s past association with Hawaii’s uber-Republican, Linda Lingle, makes her an untouchable, even though she appears to share most of their ideals. Nor does she seem to be grabbing for the big D simply to slap it next to her name on a ballot in a state where Ds ease a candidate’s way to elective office. Login for more...



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