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  •  It's a tremendous idea, but I don't think General (2+ / 0-)
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    Shinseki would consider such a wonderful opportunity for the people of Hawai'i to have another veteran like him serve the state, at this time in his life.  

    He's a man of a different, more honorable time, and the Senate has devolved into a place where petty politics are placed about duty to your country and personal honor.  

    The good thing is that he will always be honored and respected in Hawai'i.  We understand that, like our other native son, how the game is played on the Mainland is different than in a place where older people are called "auntie" and "uncle" by local kids as a sign of respect on an islands so small, they probably are your ohana (family) in some way.  

    I am disappointed in Barack and in Tammy Duckworth, but I understand that this is how things are done in Washington.  I know that in their hearts, they are heartbroken, but politics "ain't beanbag" as they say.  

    We do our best, and accept the consequences for the failures and successes on our watch.  I felt the successes out-weighed the failures, and the General was addressing those failures when they came to his attention.  But others of good will, one of good will, disagreed.

    Sad day for veterans.

    "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of these United States of America -9.75 -6.87

    by Uncle Moji on Fri May 30, 2014 at 09:56:12 AM PDT

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    •  You can't win if you surrender (1+ / 0-)
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      It's up to General Shinseki. If someone suggests it to him at the right time...but I know what you mean, and can't really say you are wrong. Personally I think he'd be a GREAT Senator. Imagine him serving as many decades as the idiot McCain...or as VP. It could happen.

      "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

      by DaddyO on Fri May 30, 2014 at 12:41:58 PM PDT

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