Bum rap

July 21st, 2010

State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, in Washington, D.C., doing outreach for her congressional campaign, is gently tweaking some of the national Democrats who privately were encouraging former congressman Ed Case in the special election in May.

Hanabusa told the Fix, a Washington Post blog, that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s faith in Case was based on “bum information.”

Hanabusa finished second in the special election to U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, R-Hawaii. Case finished third and decided against a divisive September primary with Hanabusa.

Politico reports, meanwhile, that Djou is getting some fundraising help this week from top House Republicans to fend off Hanabusa in a likely November general election rematch in urban Honolulu’s 1st Congressional District.

10 Responses to “Bum rap”

  1. ohiaforest3400:

    What was “bum” about the information? That Case had a better chance against Djou than Hanabusa in the primary or the general? That he was a centrist Democrat and more attractive to independents than Hanabusa? That he had more experience in DC than either Hanabusa (none) or Djou (none then, only some by November)?


  2. Michael:

    State Senate Sneezy.
    Wipes her nose.

  3. hipoli:

    Waaaa! Case lost. Waaaaa!

    Oh, come on, Ohia. Give me a break.

    Your team lost. Someone had to lose, right? So lick the wounds and back my girl. She worked hard in this race and she will work hard to be a good congresswoman for us. Shes smart, shes effective, and shes headed for an amazing political future, you’ll see. Mark my words. Colleen’s a good woman, Ohia.

    But above all…

    Just Dont Djou It.

  4. frankie:


  5. Barry O:

    In DC: Hanabusa not invited to White House, lectures National Democrats on “Bum Information”


  6. Chicken Grease:

    True. Hanabusa hasn’t finished up her locally-made humble pie (after Case dropped his case for Congress?) before leaving for Wash?

    I usually vote Democrat . . . but, if is going be ‘tween Djou and Hanabusa in Nov’ (I believe I’m getting that right; thanks to two of youse who corrected me yesterday . . . yes, either Abercrombie or Mufi will get past Sept. in this year’s ‘lections :) ), I’d rather have Djou in D.C.

  7. ohiaforest3400:

    Hipoli, I thought you knew me (or my posts!) well enough to not take the questions literally (as rhetorical ones posed by me) but as ones that might explain the basis of DNCC’s behind-the-scenes machinations for Case They obviously guessed wrong so I was speculating on what led them to do so. What do *YOU* suppose was the “bum” information on which they relied?

    And, not to worry, I will NEVER vote for the pretty boy. Empty suits with a Cheshire-cat smile are a dime-a-dozen in DC. Colleen, now, she’s one of a kind. The “good woman” has my vote.

  8. OutsideObserver:

    What’s Colleen been doing lately, besides courting the DCCC? She’d better start hitting the streets here at home & get her supporters moving on it, too, or 6-month Charles will be full-term Djou, come November. Can’t stand the guy, and I’m sick of the mailers he pumps out on the taxpayer’s dime, but this is Colleen’s race to lose, and she just might do that if she doesn’t start acting like she wants people’s votes.

  9. PardonMe:

    Chicken: I’m all for the political parties to be represented in each of the branches of governments, but as you reflect over the Djou v. Hanabusa vote, please, please remember anyone West of Honolulu.

    Djou shows time and time again that he doesn’t give a rip over the follks West of Honolulu. He only listens to his tried and true followers in East Honolulu. I shiver everytime I drive past kalihi all the way to Pearl City, Waipahu, Ewa and Mililani. These guys are definately a part of the CD1 electorate, but are no way a part of “his constitutency”. As someone who lives in the majorly developing areas of our island. Remember us! Cuz he won’t.

  10. Michael:


    “Just Dont Djou It.”~hipoli

    HE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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