Liu again

May 13th, 2012

(Star-Advertiser file photo)

Ted Liu, the former director of the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism in Gov. Linda Lingle’s administration, was again elected by fellow Republicans to serve as the state party’ national committeeman.

Liu defeated former state party chairman Willes Lee by a 169-137 vote by delegates at Saturday’s Hawaii Republican Party State Convention.

It was the second time the two faced off for the position. Saturday’s vote was watched closely because Liu had defeated Lee in January by a single vote as the party filled the slot vacated by Brennon Morioka.

Several Republicans had protested the January vote alleging, among other things, that some votes were cast improperly by proxy. A move to rescind the vote ultimately was defeated.

On Saturday, Liu received support from Lingle and former Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona, who spoke on his behalf. Sen. Sam Slom spoke in favor of Lee.

Liu begins his new four-year term after his current term ends following the Republican National Convention on Aug. 27-30 in Tampa.

Republican National Committeewoman Miriam Hellreich was unopposed in her bid and was reelected unanimously.

5 Responses to “Liu again”

  1. innocent observer:

    repubs like people who are liars. he should have been fired when he deliberately lied about a contract to his friend. no shame, no class.

  2. Goober:

    “Skip to my Lu”. Potty trained by lingle?

  3. Kolea:

    “Liu Again”? What about “Hellreich Again. And Again. And Again.”?

    How many years, nay, DECADES has Meriam Hellreich been re-elected as Republican National Committee woman? At least two decades? And what does that say about opportunity for new ideas and new talent in the Republican Party?

    I don’t know whether this portend a Thousand Year Hell Reich, is a not so-veiled nod to Lucifer’s statement, “I’d rather rule in Hell than serve in Heaven,” or little bit of both.

    There IS some Intelligent Design behind signs like this, but I suspect it is a Jewish screenwriter.

  4. Goober:

    Dante’s Inferno.

    First you got to limbo.

  5. Goober:

    In liu of, Democrats are left with the last laugh. The Divine Comedy of a RINO.

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