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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:28 PM

Biden Swears in Schatz as Hawaii's New Senator.

Source: nyt/ap

Brian Schatz is Hawaii's new senator after a swearing-in ceremony Thursday led by Vice President Joe Biden.

The 40-year-old Democrat succeeds Daniel Inouye (ih-NOH'-way), who died last week at age 88.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie chose Schatz to fill the vacancy. Schatz had been Hawaii's lieutenant governor.

Schatz gently took the hand of his fellow senator Daniel Akaka (uh-KAH'-kuh) and helped him walk up the Senate chamber's center aisle to meet Biden. Akaka is retiring at age 88.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/12/27/us/politics/ap-us-schatz-swearing-in.html?ref=aponline

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Reply Biden Swears in Schatz as Hawaii's New Senator. (Original post)
elleng Dec 2012 OP
totodeinhere Dec 2012 #1
KamaAina Dec 2012 #3
msongs Dec 2012 #7
CTyankee Dec 2012 #2
elleng Dec 2012 #6
CTyankee Dec 2012 #9
KamaAina Dec 2012 #4
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #8
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #10

Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:31 PM

1. The new Senator is from a safely Democratic state of course. But I'm wondering

if he will receive a major primary challenger in 2014.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:37 PM

3. My guess would be Rep. Colleen Hanabusa

who must have figured the Senate seat was hers after it was made known that Sen. Inouye had expressed his wish for her appointment on his deathbed. She must be steaming.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:28 PM

7. hanabusa, another politician with a sense of entitlement. tough cookies colleen nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:31 PM

2. That was fast!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:50 PM

6. They've got WORK to do, yank!


AND, there was a convenient 'flight,' with seat available for him!

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:50 PM

9. that's what I am saying...gotta get that vote...

"Joe, get your butt over the the Senate Office Building NOW!"

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:39 PM

4. Sen. Schatz still looks like he could get carded for cigarettes

just like he did when I used to visit his office in the state House years ago. Yes, he was in the state House in his 20s.

Also, he got a ride to DC with a fellow grad of elite high school Punahou -- "Barry" Obama. The old school tie could help make up for his lack of seniority.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:48 PM

5. Thanks Elleng...we are lucky to have Senator Schatz.

We will need your support here in Ma. soon.

Rep. Edward Markey will be running for Sen. John Kerrys seat! Yes!

Hope you had a great Holiday!

She


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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:44 PM

8. Can't get over the name

Sounds like past tense for you know what.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:51 PM

10. His name is pronounced like: 'SHOTS' of Tequila :) n/t




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