In the fold

October 15th, 2012

U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, has endorsed former Gov. Linda Lingle’s Republican campaign for U.S. Senate.

Young had supported U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, in the primary, even cutting a video with the liberal congresswoman.

From a Young letter:

This November, with the future of the nation at stake and the balance of the United States Senate up in the air, Hawaii’s Senate seat could not be more important. That’s why I’m supporting Governor Linda Lingle.

Governor Lingle has a proven track record of working across the aisle to solve problems and working with members of both parties to improve the lives of all the people of Hawaii.

Lingle said she is honored to have Young’s support.

Lingle’s campaign, however, had a different reaction in July after Young had endorsed Hirono.

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, Lingle’s campaign manager, said at the time:

It should be troubling to the people of Hawaii that Mazie Hirono’s first attempt to convey any example of bipartisanship is a video advertisement with one of the House of Representative’s most controversial members, who even Mazie’s fellow Democrats have criticized on a range of ethics and spending issues. This is not the leadership Hawaii needs.

4 Responses to “In the fold”

  1. Manoa_Fisherman:

    As I noted on this blog on July 24, “So does Rep. Don Young endorse Hirono over Lingle in the General Election, or is he endorsing Hirono in order to send the weaker Democrat candidate against Lingle? Go figgah.”

    Isn’t too hard to figure out the shennanigans the GOP is capable in elections now days. If I were Lingle, I would be too embarrassed to even mention Young’s endorsement. But, then again, desperate times call for desperate measures. The kitchen sink is coming soon to the Lingle campaign!

  2. Chicken Grease:

    Did Hirono expect otherwise? Apple [pardon the recent UH debacle pun; see a Grease’s rap on The Warrior Beat, too, shameless plug. Many great posteurs there, too) doesn’t fall so far from the tree as to end up in her (Mazie’s) camp.

    Mazie needs to beef up whether she attended many U.S. military-based ceremonies, especially if she intends to keep nationalizing this election for U.S. Senate.

    Go to the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) going on right now at Dole. A Grease is attending. Really good crop this year, especially from Japan. ;)

  3. Goober:

    It didn’t seem real from the start that a republican would
    endorse a democrat. Hirono is a weak speaker but lingle
    shows she can only talk in circles. By the time lingle says anything,
    I forget the question asked.

    Hirono is the yin (feminine side) where lingle is the yang (masculine side).
    Not sure if lingle and one of Da Bradduhs are the same person.

  4. ohiaforest3400:

    Typical GOP blather; will say anything in the moment and say the exact opposite the next if it suits their purpose. No shame. Less integrity.

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