White House invitation sent Inouye to Yellow Pages
By Bob Sigall
July 20, 2012
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STAR-ADVERTISER / 1959 At his first White House dinner in 1959, then-Congressman Daniel Inouye was mistaken for the king of Siam. “They probably had not seen many Asians that night,” Inouye recalled. “Who the hell is that?” Inouye overheard one guard whisper to the other. “I think it’s the king of Siam,” the other replied. “I’m a good American,” said Inouye. “I didn’t want to disappoint my fellow Americans. So I waved at them.”