Hanabusa to challenge Schatz for Inou...

Hanabusa to challenge Schatz for Inouye Senate seat

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District 1

Kailua, HI

#1 Apr 22, 2013
This race will divide the Hawaii Democratic Party once and for all.
Now, if only the Hawaii GOP would get their collective heads out of each others' okoles, there might be some balance of power restored.
The other outcome is an increasingly dysfunctional and petty HDP.
Meanwhile, this leave Abercrombie as their Senior Statesman.
Could it possibly get any worse???

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#2 Apr 23, 2013
I suspect the regime have already handpicked the younger guy...Schaatz. They're prepping him to take over the seat until he's a hundred years old like Akaka and Inouye were before they finally stopped hogging the seat.
District 1

Mililani, HI

#3 Apr 24, 2013
Schatz reps the "new" guard of the HDP: non-local, but accepted, union-friendly but not afraid of unions, smart, savvy and hard-working. His ties to Obama are a real plus as a congressional new-comer.

Hanabusa is OG HDP: Asian, in bed with the unions willing to have their baby, and tied to the Old Boys via the AJA and Old Skool power base.

Look for the "regime" to retain control, but shift from being a self-serving dominant power base, to a more haolefied political force. This is not because of Schatz per se, but more because the entire demographic of Hawaii is losing the plantation thinking in favor of more new age, hippy-liberal type thinking.

The death of Dan Inouye has opened the door for different forces to cast their die into the mix. Ed Case shot his wad prematurely. If he had waited until today, any office would have been his for the taking. It still could be since the "Base" is facing all kinds of challenges. Not even Walter Dodds and Jeff Watanabe can hold back the surge that is about to come.

The level of corruption will remain, however, as this is a function of human nature, not political persuasion.
Kaze Kozo

United States

#4 Apr 24, 2013
Bushido blade can clean cut the lily of the valley
Leeward LoLo

Dallas, TX

#5 Apr 24, 2013
Kaze Kozo wrote:
Bushido blade can clean cut the lily of the valley
That is such a racist remark.
Gil

Honolulu, HI

#6 Apr 25, 2013
Hanabusa is just too old.

Isn't she over 60?

In Congress, seniority matters more than anything else.

And seniority has to do with longevity.
Lennay Kekua

Kilauea, HI

#7 Apr 27, 2013
Kaze Kozo wrote:
Bushido blade can clean cut the lily of the valley
The only honorable way to win this seat is to have a seppuku competition: both Hanabusa and Schatz on the count of three will commit seppuku. The one who lives is the winner of the seat.

Since: Feb 13

Honolulu, HI

#8 Apr 27, 2013
they both sucks
mad hatter

Concord, NC

#9 Apr 27, 2013
bigpoi wrote:
they both sucks
Big time.
Leeward LoLo

Dallas, TX

#10 Apr 27, 2013
Lennay Kekua wrote:
<quoted text>
The only honorable way to win this seat is to have a seppuku competition: both Hanabusa and Schatz on the count of three will commit seppuku. The one who lives is the winner of the seat.
hey, i thought you were dead. get back in your hole.
District 1

Mililani, HI

#11 Apr 28, 2013
Gil wrote:
Hanabusa is just too old.
Isn't she over 60?
In Congress, seniority matters more than anything else.
And seniority has to do with longevity.
Hanabusa is AJA. Schatz is not.
Schatz is male. Hanabusa is not.
Neither is a War Hero.
All things being equal, potential for the future is the key element.
Schatz easily has 40 years ahead of him.
Colleen has 30 tops.
Hanabusa should just bow out because she is not what is best for Hawaii.

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