January 3rd, 2013

As the 113th Congress was sworn-in on Thursday, Hawaii’s newest Senator and House member took the opportunity to appear on national news programs.
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono — the first Asian-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate, the first female senator from Hawaii, the first Buddhist senator and one of a record-high 20 female senators overall — appeared with her colleagues in a piece for “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.”

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu in Congress and, along with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, one of the first female combat veterans in Congress, had a brief stint in “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” where she appeared with Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in a piece highlighting “rising stars” of their respective parties.

On the label of being a rising star, Gabbard said:

I’m just grateful. The overwhelming feeling that I feel today is grateful to the people of Hawaii for placing their trust and confidence in me. It’s a great responsibility and we have a lot of work to do and I will do my best to serve them and to be their voice and to work hard to move our country and to move Hawaii forward.

2 Responses to “Limelight”

  1. Chicken Grease:

    Whazzis this “rising star” junk. This ain’t Hollywood Squares!

    Here’s an idea if they’re all fresh out: get to work. They have only a finite # of days in which to introduce and vote on behalf of the people.

    They begin to let Pearl Harbor shipyards slip, tha’s as good as the beginning of the end of even the least clout d’is a’ina g’ot le’ft.

  2. Goober:

    Does it matter?
    All are Americans and have good heads
    on their shoulders. It’s not about Race.

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