Here is video of Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie yesterday announcing his decision to appoint Hawaii’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz to replace late Sen. Daniel Inouye in the U.S. Senate. The appointment appears to be controversial among Democrats because Inouye, in a letter shortly before his death, reportedly requested that Democratic Rep. Colleen Hanabusa be tapped to replace him upon his death.
Would love to know backstory of Abercrombie-Inouye relationship. Stunning decision not to honor Inouye’s choice for HI SEN.
Oh my. This is just beyond belief. Yet, it is so typical of Barack Obama.
This is video of Obama speaking at the Memorial Service in Washington D.C. this past Friday for Sen. Daniel Inouye – which Obama used to talk about himself – at length!
Painful to watch.
Even Emily Yoffe, at Left-leaning Slate, noticed it:
SLATE – Emily Yoffe: President Obama was supposed to eulogize the memory of Sen. Daniel Inouye. Instead he told us about his favorite summer vacation.
Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display Friday when the president gave his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served in Congress for half a century representing Obama’s birth state of Hawaii.
Inouye was a Japanese-American war hero (he lost an arm in World War II, destroying his dream of becoming a surgeon), and as a senator he served on the Watergate committee, helped rewrite our intelligence charter after scandals, and was chairman of the Senate committee that investigated the Iran-Contra affair. It’s the kind of material any eulogist could use to give a moving sense of the man and his accomplishment. But President Barack Obama’s remarks at Inouye’s funeral service were a bizarre twirl around his own personal Kodak carousel. . . . Read More