I am a Tennesean with fond memories of listening to Senator Inouye on television when he served on the Watergate Committee. I was a teen in those days and I grew to respect Senator Inouye. Also, he was a great speaker and exhibited great tact while serving on that committee. He also showed professionalism. Hawaii has lost a very great man, who seemed to always have his state in his best interest. I always wanted to "claim" him even though I live in Tennessee. Much love to all Hawaiians. I yearn to visit you someday!