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August 11, 2008

Hawaii isn’t American enough for Cokie

Filed under: Barack Obama,HI Politics,National Politics — Tags: , , , — BobSchacht @ 2:23 pm

Cokie is a fixture over at NPR. As a daughter of Hale Boggs, she’s been breathing Washington, DC, air for a long time, and according to the Wikipedia, earned her chops by her coverage of the Iran-Contra Affair for PBS, which won her the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting in 1988.

So by now I suppose that her post at NPR is something of a sinecure. The Wikipedia also reports that she also works as a conservative political commentator for ABC News.

Today, in a vapid report for NPR, she opined that Obama shouldn’t be wasting his time in Hawaii. Fortunately, our Senator Akaka was quick to correct Cokie. For the dreadful details on Cokie’s performance, see the report on DailyKos by Hope Reborn,

Sen Akaka (D-HI) response to Cokie’s stupidity… Write NPR Please and tell them to send her to Fox

But really, Cokie, you should get out a little more often.

UPDATE (August 13):

Rep. Neil Abercrombie, on Cokie Roberts (thanks to dKos):

“She’s a bit of a fool that’s the only thing you can say,” said Rep. Neil Abercrombie. ” Don’t forget Cokie Roberts and the whole Washington crowd live in a kind of an incestuous relationship to one another, they talk to one another, they see one another, they know nothing about ordinary people.”


August 5, 2008

Sen. Inouye goes to bat for Sen. Stevens

Filed under: Barack Obama,HI Politics,National Politics — Tags: , , — BobSchacht @ 1:03 pm

Kos has a diary up about Sen. Inouye:

AK-Sen: “Dem” Inouye to campaign for indicted Stevens .

They have both been in the Senate since the 1960s, with Inouye there first by 6 years. Kos concludes,

Perhaps he sees that despite Stevens’ long service, he is under siege by primary opponents and a general election opponent who is slated to kick his ass this November, and fears he might face a tough primary or even general election contest himself in 2010.

Whatever the reason, Inouye is 83. Hopefully, that means retirement is in order and Hawaii gets a chance to elect someone who doesn’t shill for indicted crooks from the party that has given us our nightmare Bush America. (more…)

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