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Saiki might be just what GOP needs


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 15, 2014

~~<p>Youth is a wonderful thing, but it's not everything. Even on a political battlefield where winning over the millennial generation is seen as the big electoral prize, a warrior with many years under her belt brings a critical element to the fight: the long view.</p>
<p>Pat Saiki, named interim chairwoman of the Hawaii Republican Party, will bring that valuable perspective, having seen and done a great deal over the course of her career. At 83, she may also have the confidence and credentials to deliver some tough love to party dissidents who seem willing to sacrifice political power on the altar of philosophical purity.</p>
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Youth is a wonderful thing, but it's not everything. Even on a political battlefield where winning over the millennial generation is seen as the big electoral prize, a warrior with many years under her belt brings a critical element to the fight: the long view.

Pat Saiki, named interim chairwoman of the Hawaii Republican Party, will bring that valuable perspective, having seen and done a great deal over the course of her career. At 83, she may also have the confidence and credentials to deliver some tough love to party dissidents who seem willing to sacrifice political power on the altar of philosophical purity. Login for more...



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