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  •  Mazie Hirono is a fighter (2+ / 0-)
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    raatz, shayera

    One does not have to come across as an abrasive, bombastic, foul-mouthed jerk like I tend to be to run an aggressive campaign for public office. Yes, I just called myself a jerk.

    Hawaii's Mazie Hirono reminds me quite a bit of one of my political heroes, Lori Compas, a progressive Democrat who unsuccessfully attempted to recall Republican Wisconsin State Senator Scott Fitzgerald. Compas had virtually zero chance of winning, given that Fitzgerald's state senate district in Wisconsin is heavily Republican, in fact, Fitzgerald ended up winning by a wide margin, but Compas ran an aggressive campaign anyways, repeatedly criticizing Fitzgerald on the campaign trail for disregarding Wisconsin's open meetings laws when convening a conference committee to ram a bill that would strip most Wisconsin public-sector workers of most of their collective bargaining rights, yet, at the same time, she came across as a very kind, considerate, intelligent, and likeable person.

    There are only two people on the face of this earth that can tell me to my face to shut up and still come across as a nice person. One of them is Lori Compas, the other is Maize Hirono.

    Joe Lieberman, Mike Madigan, Andrew Cuomo, and Tim Cullen...why are they Democrats?

    by DownstateDemocrat on Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 04:55:04 PM PDT

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