Great news: GOP Rep. Don Young endorses Democrat in totally winnable Hawaii Senate race

posted at 9:25 pm on July 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

Remember, the only hope the GOP has of repealing ObamaCare is taking back the Senate next year. It’s no sure thing that GOP nominee Linda Lingle would vote with the caucus to do it — being the deciding vote to torpedo the legacy of Hawaii’s favorite son would require some nerve — but she says she will if given the chance. And as Red State notes, Hirono’s actually the most liberal candidate in an already pretty liberal field. If, for whatever bizarre reason, Young considers a moderate like Lingle to be too far right to suit his tastes, he could have endorsed Blue Dog Ed Case over Hirono. Instead, this. Why?

He’s been in Congress for 40 years, he’s an avowed earmarker, he’s been dogged for years by ethics questions, and now he’s backing Democrats in hugely consequential races. There’s no one in the deep red state of Alaska willing and able to primary this guy? I realize he’s a state institution with huge name recognition, but if the tea party can beat Rick Perry and the Texas GOP establishment to elect Ted Cruz — which looks increasingly likely — I’m thinking they can bounce Young.

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And Coburn donated to and endorsed Democrat Sen. Manchin.

YAY GOP!

artist on July 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

We mustn’t mess with the big tent.

chemman on July 24, 2012 at 9:28 PM

idiot…

your 15 minutes are up

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I’m a huge Perry supporter…and I early voted for Cruz this afternoon. That seat’s gonna remain in GOP hands no matter who wins next Tuesday.
Hawaii ain’t Texas.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 24, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Great news: GOP Rep. Don Young endorses Democrat in totally winnable Hawaii Senate race

Sniff, sniff…smells like Rino Spirit!

sharrukin on July 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Maybe he just likes her? If they’re friends, that would explain why he would endorse her.

Also, I’m skeptical that the Hawaiian Senate seat is “totally winnable” for the GOP, but time will tell, I suppose.

Inkblots on July 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Instead, this. Why?

Maybe, they’re dating…

Blake on July 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Palin wants to do something else effective? Eliminate this D-Bag’s career.

budfox on July 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

The stupid party, indeed.

Thomas More on July 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Inkblots on July 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

That’s my point. KBH’s seat not going Dim-and a senate seat in Hawaii’s not going to go Rep.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I really enjoyed Linda Lingle’s speech at the convention in 2008. It was really good. She can totally win this seat.

SouthernGent on July 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Remember, the only hope the GOP has of repealing ObamaCare is taking back the Senate next year.

Incorrect. The states can invoke nullification. Why do y’all keep pushing this lie?

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Hawaii petitioned the UN to grant it sovereignty from the US oppressor or something….so this does not surprise me

workingclass artist on July 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

He was told if he didn’t endorse…

… he would loose his exemption from ObowmacareTax.

Seven Percent Solution on July 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

And also, earmarks are good things. It is how money is tracked. EVERY SINGLE CENT SHOULD BE EARMARKED.

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I’m typically pretty tolerant of moderate Republicans. I understand Scott Brown’s background and electoral situation and I’m perfectly fine with him breaking party lines from time to time. We’re not going to do any better in Massachusetts.

But this is beyond the pale. Endorsing not only a Democrat but a far left one in a competitive Senate race where one seat could mean the difference between the death and survival of ObamaCareTax. This merits expulsion from the caucus at a minimum. Palin, you’ve been selectively endorsing Tea Partiers across the country, in some cases giving life to their long shot campaigns. For the love of God, kindly find someone in your own damn state to primary this piece of work.

LukeinNE on July 24, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Young is a crook and an idiot. Why would any of the kook-fringe in Hawaii care what a guy from Alaska says?

Jaibones on July 24, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Smacks of Pelosi and Newt on the couch!!

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Blake on July 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I swear his hand is on her leg . . .

BigAlSouth on July 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

You just went and turnt injun on us dinch ya?

D-Bar on July 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Well that was confusing. Now that I have the players straight, why is Young endorsing someone from another state? Lingle winning would be like Scott Brown (MA): she will disappoint you. I’d like to hear from mankai and Del Delmonte on this race and Young’s endorsement.

Also, I really wish these “Republicans” would follow Arlan Spector and switch parties already. Sheesh.

conservative pilgrim on July 24, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Can you imagine a Dem endorsing a GOP person?

We are the stupid party.

faraway on July 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Double-Cross eh!
(sarc)

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Why?

Do the Dems have dirt on Young?

conservative pilgrim on July 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM

You all must realize that Hirono is the lap dog of on of the biggest ear markers of all Dan Inouye and she will do exactly what good old uncle Dan tells her to do.

Pomai on July 24, 2012 at 9:42 PM

This is frustrating but I’m slightly less than outraged for a couple reasons.

1. Don Young is well known for doing his own thing. He’s more of a Youngian than a Republican.

2. I doubt this particular Senate race is really winnable.

3. I doubt his endorsement is going to carry much weight, if any, among the electorate. Those voters who do hear about it will likely say, “Don who?”

dczombie on July 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Le ahem,Strange Bed Fellow thingy phrase!!

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM

THIS IS OK! Why fret about one GOP liberal when Sketchy Romney has yet to prove his conservative credentials? Every Romney supporter knows that it is ok to be liberal just as long as you have that GOP stamp of approval!

I REALLY hope they have good people working in the TEA Party over there. GOP Rep. Don Young needs to be replaces ASAP.

DannoJyd on July 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM

who cares…not like it’s going to move any votes.

therightwinger on July 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Fom the Red State link:

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says he supports Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s re-election because he believes Manchin is not beholden to short-sighted political interests.

Coburn recently gave $250 to Manchin’s re-election campaign.

“I think he votes thinking about the long-term interests of the country. We don’t agree on everything but he’s a good guy,” Coburn told The Hill.

And what type of long term interest does Macnhin support?  Tax increases, of course:

We’ve heard that line before. Why is it Republicans always sell out? And Coburn is from the reddest state.

conservative pilgrim on July 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

He’s in Alaska, she’s in Hawaii. Who cares?

Ward Cleaver on July 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

The man behind the “Bridge to Nowhere”. What a RINO.

Bitter Clinger on July 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Also, I’m skeptical that the Hawaiian Senate seat is “totally winnable” for the GOP, but time will tell, I suppose.

Inkblots on July 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Lingle was elected Governor for 2 terms here so she could do it. Mazie is terrible. If there was no Republican in the race, Ed Case would be probably only slightly worse than a Scott Brown.

Mazie is way out there left. I don’t know who this Alaska whacko is but his endorsement does not affect me one iota.

HawaiiLwyr on July 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

What’s Don Young’s voting record ?

listens2glenn on July 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I’m thinking a Recall attempt!
(kidding)!

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Lingle and Hirono faced off in 2006 in the Governors race, Lingle won. If Lingle could win that statewide election in the most democratic year EVAR, she’s gotta have at least a good shot at this statewide race against the same candidate in a year that will not be nearly as democratic. Surely the effects of Obama’s home-state coattails won’t be as good as the effects of the 06 race?

vegconservative on July 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

He’s been in Congress for 40 years

Time to take him off the teat.

GarandFan on July 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

He’s been in Congress for 40 years, he’s an avowed earmarker, he’s been dogged for years by ethics questions, and now he’s backing Democrats in hugely consequential races.

Heh…found someone for Palin to primary.

kakypat on July 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM

The man behind the “Bridge to Nowhere”. What a RINO.

Bitter Clinger on July 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Yes he is…
He raised a big stink against McLaim on the floor…McLaim was against earmarks…you know.
They kept the earmark in the bill…but removed the text about the bridge.

Electrongod on July 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

“Mazie” is my rep. Based on emails I’ve traded with the woman, I wouldn’t trust her to run a snow cone stand. And she’s a communist.

Kungfoochimp on July 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Instead, this. Why?

It’s sexual. They’re, well, ‘having an affair’. She closed the vid out by commenting he’s “a handful”, and he thinks she’s an Eskimo.

Yes, yes, I know. It’s bizarre and disgusting, but imagine how lonely they both must be…… one traveling to Sin City from Alaska and the other from Hawaii…… kindred souls.

And you thought Harlequin romances were fiction. Hah!

Cody1991 on July 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Lingle beat Hirono in 2002, Hirono was the sitting two-tern Lt. Gov. at the time, to become the first GOP Gov. in Hawaii since statehood. Lingle was re-elected to a 2nd term in ’06. That seat is totally winnable, Lingle is the only possible GOP candidate out here who would even stand a chance of winning. And Young’s endorsement won’t get Hirono many votes, I’d be amazed if anyone out here has any idea who Young is.

Stu Gotts on July 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Remember, the only hope the GOP has of repealing ObamaCare is taking back the Senate next year

excerpt: Allahpundit

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Incorrect. The states can invoke nullification. Why do y’all keep pushing this lie?

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

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I’m all for individual state nullification, but the US House can defund it, as well.

listens2glenn on July 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Remember, the only hope the GOP has of repealing ObamaCare is taking back the Senate next year.

Maybe this country can’t afford to back out of Obamacare.

The CBO also said that repealing the healthcare law – a move advocated by Republicans – would increase the deficit over the next decade by $109 billion.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/24/us-usa-budget-healthcare-idUSBRE86N1AJ20120724

bayam on July 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Yes he is…
He raised a big stink against McLaim on the floor…McLaim was against earmarks…you know.
They kept the earmark in the bill…but removed the text about the bridge.

Electrongod on July 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I may have the wrong representative here.

Electrongod on July 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I lived in Honolulu for quite a few years. If any Republican can win the Senate seat, Lingle can. Actually, probably the ONLY rep who could!

NavyMustang on July 24, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Ted Stevens…
That’s the other one..

Electrongod on July 24, 2012 at 9:55 PM

He’s been in Congress for 40 years

.
Time to take him off the teat.

GarandFan on July 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

.
I can just imagine the SQUEALING, over that !

listens2glenn on July 24, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Instead, this. Why?

It’s sexual. They’re, well, ‘having an affair’. She closed the vid out by commenting he’s “a handful”, and he thinks she’s an Eskimo.

Yes, yes, I know. It’s bizarre and disgusting, but imagine how lonely they both must be…… one traveling to Sin City from Alaska and the other from Hawaii…… kindred souls.

And you thought Harlequin romances were fiction. Hah!

Cody1991 on July 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

forwarded this to TMZ….cause y’know it’s news

workingclass artist on July 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

yeah, they look like they’re on a date…and i didn’t click

there’s other options…they’ve got dirt on him…bad dirt

these are the Rs from AK that hate Palin

sick…really sick

r keller on July 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

What’s Don Young’s voting record ?

listens2glenn on July 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

listen2glenn:)
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Rep. Donald “Don” Young

State:
Alaska
Party:
Republican

Elected Positions
Dates Title Representing
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Official Website: http://donyoung.house.gov
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Sponsorship Analysis

Young is a moderate Republican leader according to GovTrack’s own analysis of bill sponsorship. Use this chart to compare Young to other members of the House of Representatives on leadership and ideology.
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Committee Membership

Donald “Don” Young sits on the following committees:

House Committee on Natural Resources
Chairman, Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee
Member, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Subcommittee
Member, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Member, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Member, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Bill Sponsorship & Cosponsorship

Some of Young’s most recently sponsored bills include…

H.R. 5928: The Mount Chosin Few Act
H.R. 5898: Whaling Convention Amendments Act of 2012
H.R. 4347: To designate the United States courthouse located at 709 West 9th Street in …
H.R. 4194: To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, …
H.R. 4164: Space-Available Act of 2012
H.R. 4031: To provide that claims presented to an Indian Health Service contracting officer pursuant …
H.R. 3973: Native American Energy Act

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Voting Record

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/donald_young/400440
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What is the difference between Yay/Nay votes and Aye/No votes?
The distinction relates to whether Members are meeting as the full House of Representatives or as the Committee of the Whole. To learn more, click here.

http://donyoung.house.gov/VoteRecord/

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Maybe this country can’t afford to back out of Obamacare.

The CBO also said that repealing the healthcare law – a move advocated by Republicans – would increase the deficit over the next decade by $109 billion.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/24/us-usa-budget-healthcare-idUSBRE86N1AJ20120724

bayam on July 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Suuuuuuuuure.

If you believe that one, I know a real tall monument, right on the Mall in DC, that is for sale real cheap.

Bitter Clinger on July 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

forwarded this to TMZ….cause y’know it’s news

workingclass artist on July 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Watching that vid was the best laugh I’ve had today. I know others find it aggravating and upsetting, but I thought it was damned funny and predictable.

Cody1991 on July 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM

So Hawaiians will care about what a hack Alaskan prefers?

bayview on July 24, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Remember, the only hope the GOP has of repealing ObamaCare is taking back the Senate next year.

Incorrect. The states can invoke nullification. Why do y’all keep pushing this lie?

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I’m sorry; aren’t ‘nullification’ and ‘repeal’ two wholly different courses of action?

I think what AP said is strictly true, and is neither a lie, nor mutually exclusive with what states might pursue from their own angle.

Midas on July 24, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Maybe this country can’t afford to back out of Obamacare.

bayam on July 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM

And maybe you’re precisely as stupid as you keep demonstrating yourself to be.

Midas on July 24, 2012 at 10:07 PM

GOP needs a pogrom. So does the Marxicrat party, for that matter.

rayra on July 24, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Whigs.

Bmore on July 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Hmm, is this some of that sarcasm that the kids love so much?

the new aesthetic on July 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM

We’re trying to unseat Crazy Mazie Hirono. She totally useless!

Kini on July 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Midas on July 24, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I wonder why Romney keeps talking about fixing 0bamacare instead of getting rid of it…

DannoJyd on July 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Can you imagine a Dem endorsing a GOP person?

faraway on July 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

You mean like Joe Leiberman endorsing McCain and Ed Koch endorsing Bush?

Alberta_Patriot on July 24, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Young considers a moderate like Lingle to be too far right to suit his tastes, he could have endorsed Blue Dog Ed Case over Hirono. Instead, this. Why?

He’s been in Congress for 40 years, he’s an avowed earmarker, he’s been dogged for years by ethics questions, and now he’s backing Democrats in hugely consequential races.

Why? Easy, all those “ethics questions”. The Democrats must have enough dirt on Young to put him in the gray bar hotel for several years.

RJL on July 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Young has also been stripped of all seniority, forty years and he has less power in congress then a freshman congressman. Yet Alaskans will relect this idiot, what does that say about them?

lowandslow on July 24, 2012 at 10:18 PM

40 years. Go away leech.

Bishop on July 24, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Maybe this country can’t afford to back out of Obamacare.

The CBO also said that repealing the healthcare law – a move advocated by Republicans – would increase the deficit over the next decade by $109 billion.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/24/us-usa-budget-healthcare-idUSBRE86N1AJ20120724

bayam on July 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Suuuuuuuuure.

If you believe that one, I know a real tall monument, right on the Mall in DC, that is for sale real cheap.

Bitter Clinger on July 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Sweet, where do I send the check? Does it have good views?

bayam on July 24, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Another example of why the “big tent” of the Republican Party is destroying it from within. Now if the R Party could just get some media in the tent they wouldn’t have to hide the fact that many are Democrats at heart.

aposematic on July 24, 2012 at 10:21 PM

I wonder why Romney keeps talking about fixing 0bamacare instead of getting rid of it…

DannoJyd on July 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Because he’s secretly Barky’s step brother and has a donkey tattoo on his left butt cheek.

Howard Johnson 2012

Bishop on July 24, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Young would’ve lost 4yrs ago to who is now the Governor of Alaska, the only reason Young won a 50/50 race is because RON PAUL endorsed his buddy Young and swung the Libertarian/Crank vote to Young instead of the Conservative.

http://www.theagitator.com/2008/08/23/ron-paul-endorses-pork-king-don-young/

jp on July 24, 2012 at 10:23 PM

When in doubt, throw them all out!

FloatingRock on July 24, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Lingle does have a chance as does Djou. As Pomai mentioned upthread, this has the paw prints of Inouye all over it. Ted Stevens was Inouye’s best bud in the Senate, and this is just professional courtesy from the 49th state’s democrat mafia to the 50th state’s. Hirono is useless and just occupies space in the House. In the six years she’s been in DC she has not done anything (no major legislation brought forth or passed, has done almost nothing for her district) except ride on the coattails of our two Senators. People here are fed up with the status quo and are starting to get vocal about it. The underhanded and possibly criminal methods the powers that be are using to force the rail system down the throats of the citizens of Oahu may well be the camel that breaks the back of the dems stranglehold in Hawaii. Unfortunately, the Hawaii GOP is just as lame as it seems to be elsewhere in the nation and isn’t helping any of it’s candidates. Aloha from Honolulu to Del and of course to my favorite fisherman, Bishop.

kekelaward on July 24, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Because he’s secretly Barky’s step brother and has a donkey tattoo on his left butt cheek.

Howard Johnson 2012

Bishop on July 24, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Johnson’s in the news again too: Johnson: Since Assault Weapons Ban In 2004 Expired “It’s Been Open Season”

slickwillie2001 on July 24, 2012 at 10:35 PM

And Coburn donated to and endorsed Democrat Sen. Manchin.

YAY GOP!

artist on July 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

What the **** is wrong with Republicans? Granted Manchin is not ultra libral, but he’s a Dem regardless. I guess Coburn doesn’t care if Republicans take back the Senate or not?

Outrageous.

cat_owner on July 24, 2012 at 10:35 PM

I’d rather take my chances with lame duck term limited legislators – then 40 years of continuous career political service.
This proves the point once again.

FlaMurph on July 24, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Johnson’s in the news again too: Johnson: Since Assault Weapons Ban In 2004 Expired “It’s Been Open Season”

slickwillie2001 on July 24, 2012 at 10:35 PM

You’re being dishonest, that’s not Gary Johnson the Presidential candidate. Gary Johnson, unlike Romney, has always been a strong supporter of the 2nd amendment. You can make light of the 2nd amendment if you wish but I hope it costs you and your POS candidate the election.

FloatingRock on July 24, 2012 at 10:41 PM

FloatingRock on July 24, 2012 at 10:41 PM

You don’t care about Guam tipping over and all the motel rooms that would be lost?

slickwillie2001 on July 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Hawaii Senate race

…but JugEars said that’s in Asia!…why are they having a Senate race that affects us?

KOOLAID2 on July 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Who is stupid enough to think the endorsement of an ethically-challenged Republican congressman from Alaska will have any effect at all on the Democratic primary vote or general election vote for Senator from Hawaii?

Seriously, are you STUPID?

Who gives a rat’s patootie what Don Young does?

Oh, now you’re going to primary him? Brilliant! Let’s spend a million on some challenger with no chance instead of saving it for the competitive general election races we MUST win! Call the Road Runner and tell him there’s a new Sooper Genius in town!

Adjoran on July 24, 2012 at 10:48 PM

You don’t care about Guam tipping over and all the motel rooms that would be lost?

slickwillie2001 on July 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Sure I do, I think they should redistribute some weight to make sure that doesn’t happen. Maybe half the people from one side should move to the other.

FloatingRock on July 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Remember, the only hope the GOP has of repealing ObamaCare is taking back the Senate next year.

That all depends on what the meaning of “repealing” is.

RasThavas on July 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

You mean like Joe Leiberman endorsing McCain and Ed Koch endorsing Bush?

Alberta_Patriot on July 24, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Lieberman is an independent.

bw222 on July 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Also, I’m skeptical that the Hawaiian Senate seat is “totally winnable” for the GOP, but time will tell, I suppose.

Inkblots on July 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Lingle was a fairly popular two-term governor, and was recently leading by five points in a state poll. That’s as “totally winnable” as it gets for a Republican in Hawaii.

RRFCL on July 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Get this idiot out of there!

WisCon on July 24, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I think Lingle can possibly win this seat. And I don’t think this really hurts her either – does anyone think there are 50 people in Hawaii who give a rat’s ass what Don Young thinks? As for Young, time to take his pork away. That’s all he cares about anyway.

BuzzCrutcher on July 24, 2012 at 11:24 PM

There’s no one in the deep red state of Alaska willing and able to primary this guy?

First, it ain’t a red state.
Second, good conservatives have tried.

AshleyTKing on July 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Yes, but who will Lisa Snortcokeski endorse? The world must know.

fitzfong on July 24, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Lingle was elected Governor for 2 terms here so she could do it. Mazie is terrible. If there was no Republican in the race, Ed Case would be probably only slightly worse than a Scott Brown.

Mazie is way out there left. I don’t know who this Alaska whacko is but his endorsement does not affect me one iota.

HawaiiLwyr on July 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Last poll I saw was last Thursday or Friday and it had Lingle by 7. Keep us posted!

Del Dolemonte on July 25, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I think Lingle can possibly win this seat. And I don’t think this really hurts her either – does anyone think there are 50 people in Hawaii who give a rat’s ass what Don Young thinks? As for Young, time to take his pork away. That’s all he cares about anyway.

BuzzCrutcher on July 24, 2012 at 11:24 PM

You’d be surprised-Alaska Airlines is now almost as large a presence in Aloha Land as Hawaiian Airlines.

Del Dolemonte on July 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM

FloatingRock on July 24, 2012 at 10:41 PM

You don’t care about Guam tipping over and all the motel rooms that would be lost?

slickwillie2001 on July 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

HA!

And how is Guam?

workingclass artist on July 25, 2012 at 12:13 AM

And how is Guam?

workingclass artist on July 25, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Hot and hazy. :o)

BlaxPac on July 25, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Well, ’cause we’re the big tent. Bipartisan gangs ‘R’ us. Young’s got a huge future as a RINO senator ahead of him.

J.E. Dyer on July 25, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Its all about the hot, hot sex. Obviously.

di butler on July 25, 2012 at 12:25 AM

That is weapon’s grade stupid right there.

AZfederalist on July 25, 2012 at 12:25 AM

If Boehner had any balls – which he doesn’t – he’d take something (committee membership, office) away from this scumbag.

graywolf on July 25, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I know why he did this. Sex. The oldest form of bribery in the books. You can see it watching the video.

TheAudacityofNOPE on July 25, 2012 at 1:03 AM

The latest poll show Lingle only 5 points behind Hirono, but 16 behind Case. The Democrats are in a very tight primary, and Lingle can only beat Hirono. We need every republican to do what they can to help Hirono win the primary!

Mashman on July 25, 2012 at 1:08 AM

I’m thinking the old guy is smitten by her…dreaming of romance…

albill on July 25, 2012 at 5:56 AM

I’m sure I heard it right. After three replays, when she closes, did she really say “Sometimes, Don, you really are an a$$ho*e??”

islestar on July 25, 2012 at 7:09 AM

Sarah and Linda were governors at the same time so she should know her fairly well. These two in the picture look like they know each other fairly well, too. Wink, nod. Looks like the suffering in the country will continue.

Kissmygrits on July 25, 2012 at 7:22 AM

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