Hirono needs to give it a break

30 May

We’ve never been great fans of Mazie Hirano.

Her naked (sorry for that image) ambition leads her down the path of just about any election she stumbles across.

We interviewed her once on a radio show many years ago and it was a chore.

She was dismissive and utterly humorless.

Remember what they say about first impressions.

David Shapiro takes her to task in his column in this morning’s paper.

Keep in mind the political wisdom that debates don’t help an incumbant or a politician leading in the polls.

That why a challenger wants as many as possible and why the frontrunner wants none.

Former US Representative Ed Case wants to debate.
Live, on TV, so lots of people can see them.

Hirono has said no.

Here’s what Shapiro points out:

Hirono answered Case’s latest invitation by accusing him of attacking her mother.

Here’s the facts:
Case said voters know by now their personal stories.

She is an immigrant from Japan raised by a single mother.
He is part of a well-known long-time Hawaii family.

That’s it.
No more, no less.

Hirono got huffy and is complaining he “crossed the line that we do not cross in Hawaii” and demanded that he “leave my mother out of it.”

Keep in mind Hirano drags her mother into almost every speech she gives.

This is cheap politics at its worst and calls into question the honor and integrity of Ms. Fancy Pants.

She throws out the “local” card.
What’s next, the race card?

Shapiro’s column is here but it’s behind the pay wall.

2 Responses to “Hirono needs to give it a break”

  1. Anonymous May 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Ahh, it all brings back unpleasant memories when Sen. Akaka dodged not one, not two, but all three opportunities to debate Pat Saiki. To paraphrase Lord Acton: Power corrupts and absolute power is absolutely delightful! Yes, the race card will be played garans-babarans [will the blog master check the spelling on this term plse]

    • Honolulu Notes May 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

      That term is so old we haven’t heard it in years much less remember what it means. The second word is ballbearins.

      Honolulu Notes

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