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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:25 PM

Hawaii Senator-designate Schatz will fly w/ Pres Obama on Air Force One to Washington tonight


Breaking Politics ‏@breakingpol

White House official: Hawaii Senator-designate Brian Schatz will fly with President Obama on Air Force One to Washington tonight - @NBCNews

https://twitter.com/breakingpol/status/284121216837644288




Regarding Schatz...

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Schatz, 40, was elected lieutenant governor in 2010. He ran unsuccessfully to succeed U.S. Rep. Ed Case in Hawaii's 2nd Congressional seat in 2006. Schatz served as CEO of Helping Hands Hawaii, a nonprofit social service agency on Oahu. Between 1998 and 2006, Schatz spent eight years in the state House of Representatives, representing the 25th district of Tantalus, Makiki and McCully.

In 2008, he served a spokesman for Barack Obama's presidential campaign in Hawaii. That same year, he was elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

Schatz grew up in Hawaii and attended Punahou School before traveling to California where he graduated from Pomona College. After returning from college, he taught at Punahou School.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/20427178/inouye-replacement-selection-meeting-under-way

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Reply Hawaii Senator-designate Schatz will fly w/ Pres Obama on Air Force One to Washington tonight (Original post)
Tx4obama Dec 2012 OP
exboyfil Dec 2012 #1
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #4
No Vested Interest Dec 2012 #2
msongs Dec 2012 #3
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #5
Hekate Dec 2012 #7
Cha Dec 2012 #6
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #8
Cha Dec 2012 #9
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #10
WI_DEM Dec 2012 #11
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #12

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:30 PM

1. That is a nice gesture

I know nothing about this politician, but he must be excited about the opportunity to spend time with the President. He could become a good ally for Obama in Congress (of course definitely the backest of back benchers with no seniority at all).

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:00 PM

4. Here's a link below to his Wiki BIO

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:33 PM

2. This is a red-eye flight

I hope he lets the President get some sleep.

President will have to be back on the job right away tomorrow.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:55 PM

3. the punahou school good ol boys club lol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:05 PM

5. A list of notable graduates, students who attended, and former faculty of Punahou School


List of Punahou School alumni
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punahou_School_alumni

Sounds like a good school to have attended.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:25 PM

7. Punahou is about the best there is, by reputation.

It never hurts to have gone there.

Reading down that list of alums, I love to see how diverse they are.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:24 PM

6. Surprised me! But, I see it now..

Scott Conroy

@RealClearScott If Abercrombie had appointed Hanabusa, Dems would've had a very tough race to keep her House seat. Schatz not a total shock


Cool.. Colleen Hanabusa's statement..

Mike Memoli

@mikememoli Hanabusa statement: "I fully respect the process and the governorís right to appoint a successor."

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:55 PM

8. Abercrombie is playing the long game

Win, win, any way you look at it.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:23 PM

9. Yeah, you got to!

And, I do like that Brian Schatz..

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:35 PM

10. I'm warming to him, too

Everything I see indicates he's team player and a burgeoning leader.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:29 AM

11. Didn't Inouye make a death bed wish that someone else be nominated?

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:43 PM

12. Yes, Inouye sent a letter a few hours before dying to Gov Ambercrombie stating that ...

his choice was Hanabusa. Hanabusa was one of the three finalists that the Democratic Party Committee sent to the Governor,
but the Gov picked Schatz.



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