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  •  Given that Hawaii has the Republican governor (2+ / 0-)
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    now, I'm not sure what 'all-Democratic system' are you talking about.

    •  Hawaii more or less has an all Democratic system (2+ / 0-)
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      Linda Lingle is the odd exception to the rule. She's the first Republican to hold office since 1961 I think. Plus, Hawaii hasn't had a Republican senator since the 70s and has been represented by a House Republican for a total of four years plus Djou's tenure. The state senate also goes 13-2 for Dems and 45-6 in the assembly. This state bleeds blue; it wouldn't be a stretch to say that Hawaii is the most Democratic state in the country, though not necessarily the most liberal.

      GOP stands for Grand Old Problem.

      by LennyLiberal on Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 03:57:16 AM PDT

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      •  Not much different here in Md (0+ / 0-)

        If Ehrlich gets elected he is an ornament because they could override any veto. Pretty sure Ma. is the same way, they elect  repubican governors for decoration.

      •  Then the diarist's suggestion that Republican (3+ / 0-)
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        needs to be elected Governor for 'balance' makes no sense.

        •  Nope (3+ / 0-)
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          Especially someone like Aiona who comes very much from the right wing. Also, if the Dems really wanted to, they could simply push forth with their own agenda and override any vetoes from the governor. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem likely with the civil union bill. I hope Abercrombie wins and corrects this injustice.

          GOP stands for Grand Old Problem.

          by LennyLiberal on Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 12:05:17 PM PDT

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