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    Lingle to miss governors' meeting with Obama

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    HONOLULU — Gov. Linda Lingle will skip a National Governors Association meeting next week featuring President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden.

    Lenny Klompus, a senior Lingle aide, said the governor could not rearrange her schedule to attend the meeting in Philadelphia. He said the governor's office had just been informed of the gathering on Tuesday. Obama invited all 50 governors to discuss the nation's economy. Forty are expected to attend.

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    Has anyone determined what pre-scheduled event on Lingle's itinerary apparently supercedes this governor's gathering? Better not be a ribbon cutting at a new shoe store.

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    And are the other 9 governors that aren't going .... Republican?

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    Default Why do I not believe her/Klompus?

    I can't think much of anything more important for any governor to attend at this time, and her unavailability/unwillingness on top of the Obama dis' and denials, is another head shaking moment.

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    she's just being a stinky poo-poo head!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    I can't think much of anything more important for any governor to attend at this time, and her unavailability/unwillingness on top of the Obama dis' and denials, is another head shaking moment.
    I couldn't agree with you more, RW. Like PZ, I wonder what 'event' is more important right now than the governor's meeting. Has anyone heard if Sarah Palin is attending?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Lowery View Post
    she's just being a stinky poo-poo head!
    Well said, ML. Wish I'd thought of that!

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    linda lingle?......i hear she's attending the bitter gay/lesbian republican convention cancelling out on the national governor's association meeting

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    sarah palunt i meant palin.....is doubting her presence at the meeting.....she's better of at home lecturing her children about the father the son and the holy ghost and how to use a condom....promiscuity and the likes of morals; she so strongly believes in as a f$%^& dumb governor.....she's better off at home with a pillow case over her head and a rope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking Penance View Post
    *crosses finger i won't get banned for that comment*
    Well, it was pretty over the top, SP. I agree that Lingle should be going to the meeting and that her decision to not go kinda brings shame on our state, but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    Has anyone determined what pre-scheduled event on Lingle's itinerary apparently supercedes this governor's gathering? Better not be a ribbon cutting at a new shoe store.
    My guess is, she had a hot date scheduled with Charlie Crist.

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    Vote for Lingle 2010, minus one.

    No way will I vote for Linda Lingle again. She trashed a guy who was born, raised and went to school here, yet she was the very one who should have been branded "foreign."

    Linda, go back to St. Louis, or California, or maybe you could truck to Alaska and become "local" there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking Penance View Post
    she's better off at home with a pillow case over her head and a rope

    *crosses finger i won't get banned for that comment*
    Banned, or investigated by the FBI for inciting harm against a state governor.

    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Has anyone heard if Sarah Palin is attending?
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27924497/
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, running mate to Obama's Republican opponent in the presidential race, Sen. John McCain, also planned to attend the gathering, her office said.

    Also noted in an article, both Reps & Demos will attend:

    http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/po...delphia_s.html
    But this will be a bipartisan meeting, hosted by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, chairman of the National Governors Association, and Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas , a Republican, cochairman.
    Now run along and play, but don’t get into trouble.

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    How long was this meeting planned? It couldn't have been long the man just got elected.

    Just because she isn't attending does not mean she does not have other commitments.

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    nah - it's definitely a snub by our lovely gov! i've made many excuses for her over the years because on a personal basis - she is a nice person and is very liberal for a republican. But, after this past campaign season - i've totally changed my mind.

    seems she just isn't very smart. and of course there is the ceded lands case she is pushing to the supreme court which is not a popular thing to be doing.

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    mike lowery said it better.....she's a stinky poo-poo head

    @ diamond3121 - as oppose to other governors' attending? they don't have commitments?



    and that palinimal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztype View Post
    Vote for Lingle 2010, minus one.
    Vote Lingle for what in 2010? She can't run for governor again. If Dan Inouye runs for the Senate again, no way will Dingle Lingle beat him.

    Maybe she might have a chance at Congress if Neil Abercrombie decides to run for governor as rumored. But if Abercrombie stays put, no dice.

    Any other elective office in this state would be a backwards step for her.

    I personally think that Lingle's political career is set to wind down. She's worn out her welcome in this state. Even though she may have been on the other side of the partisan fence, it's too bad that she chose not to be more gracious to President-elect Obama on his historic victory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking Penance View Post
    mike lowery said it better.....she's a stinky poo-poo head

    @ diamond3121 - as oppose to other governors' attending? they don't have commitments?



    and that palinimal?
    Not all governor are attending if ONLY 40 will be there. So apparently she is not the only one not able to make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    Maybe she might have a chance at Congress if Neil Abercrombie decides to run for governor as rumored.
    I think Abercrombie would be nuts to do that. He's set for life where he is now. Governor is only a two term office. Not unless someone makes him a deal for after those 8 years ......


    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    I personally think that Lingle's political career is set to wind down.
    Locally anyway. I think it's quite clear she's looking at a move to national politics. That's why she's been out and about so much.

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    I think Mufi said it best in this morning’s Advertiser:
    “I believe it’s a huge mistake,” Hannemann said in a statement. “This is the time to put partisan politics aside and do what’s best for Hawai‘i. The fact that 40 of 50 governors, including Gov. Palin, plan to attend the conference shows that Gov. Lingle is out of step with our government leaders.”

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    This is a nanny, nanny, boo-boo to all of those in Hawaii who cast their vote for Obama. What was that, 75 percent of all votes cast? She cannot attend because she has to take care of the state's economy? So while she's stumping across the country for her party, Hawaii's economy wasn't already in a downward spiral? Did she think her country-wide stumping would put Hawaii back on the tourism map?

    Maybe we're all missing the point of her strategy. Exactly how is this better for Hawaii? If ever there were a time she should be traveling, it would be right now to this meeting. My guess is the governor's office is confident Hawaii's Congressional delegation can take care of us without her. I agree with that. But as a civil servant in Hawaii this appears to be a selfish move.

    I understand she's invited him to meet with her when he comes for a family service for Toot. Nice. She won't go to him, but she thinks he should go to her? It's gonna get lonely in that little sandbox. What a disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavagal View Post
    /snip I understand she's invited him to meet with her when he comes for a family service for Toot. Nice. She won't go to him, but she thinks he should go to her? It's gonna get lonely in that little sandbox. What a disaster.
    That reminds me of the discussion about Lingle not thinking Obama was local and one of her reasons (besides the fact that he didn't have a job here and pay taxes here) was that she had never met him. Maybe she does feel slighted by that ~ maybe she feels that if he was gonna claim roots in Hawaii he should have paid homage to her so she now wants him to come to her instead of her being lumped into a group of Governors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoGeek View Post
    I think Abercrombie would be nuts to do that. He's set for life where he is now. Governor is only a two term office. Not unless someone makes him a deal for after those 8 years ......
    Abercrombie, nuts for leaving his seat in Congress? I guess so,.... if one were of the single track mind that job security is the one and only consideration in a career.

    But ya know, there's other people in the world for whom clinging on to job security is not the prime consideration in life. Believe it or not, they look forward to taking on a different challenge and aren't afraid to try something new. After 18 years in the US House, Neil appears to have fallen into the latter category. It's also been said that after nearly 2 decades working in DC, he wants to spend more time in the islands.

    In the year 2010, Neil will turn 72. If he does run for governor and serves for a couple of terms, he'll be 80 after it is all said and done. So it's not as if ole Neil will have a long future ahead of him after being governor. Let's keep things in perspective here.

    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoGeek View Post
    Locally anyway. I think it's quite clear she's looking at a move to national politics. That's why she's been out and about so much.
    I don't see much of a career path in national politics for Lingle at this point, unless Neil vacates his seat in Congress and she makes a bid for it in 2010. There's been no talk about Lingle being a potential candidate for an appointment, either in Obama's administration or even in the Republican National Committee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    There's been no talk about Lingle being a potential candidate for an appointment, either in Obama's administration or even in the Republican National Committee.
    I'm not sure what Lingle is eying. I'm sure she's got a plan. And from her actions, I think partisan politics plays a bigger in it than Hawaii's voters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    I personally think that Lingle's political career is set to wind down.
    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoGeek View Post
    Locally anyway. I think it's quite clear she's looking at a move to national politics. That's why she's been out and about so much.
    ...except when it really counts. Let’s not forget that its the very body Lingle is snubbing — the National Governors Association — that helped launch the career of President Bill Clinton. Certainly, her decision does not help any national political aspirations she may have.

    We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans.

    — U.S. President Bill Clinton
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    According to the web site http://hawaii.gov/gov/schedule/pubsc...ember-1-7-2008 where her public schedule is published (it seems every week), this is what is going on next week for her:

    Public Schedule for the Week of December 1-7, 2008


    December 1, Internal meeting with Ted Liu, director, Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, and Tourism Liaison Marsha Wienert, following up on tourism outreach and next steps from the Asia trip.
    December 1, Internal meeting on health care with Executive Office on Aging, Hawai`i Health Systems Corporation, Dept. of Health, and Dept. of Budget and Finance.
    December 1, Governor Lingle will discuss state issues on the afternoon drive-time radio show with host Mike Buck from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. HST. The show can be heard live in Hilo (The Beach, KTBH 102.1 FM), Maui (KAOI 1110 AM), Kaua`i (KQNG 570 AM), and O`ahu (KHVH 830 AM), as well as on the Governor's Web site www.hawaii.gov/gov. Listeners are invited to call 808-521-8383 from O`ahu or 888-565-8383 from the Neighbor Islands with questions and comments.
    December 2, Internal meeting with economic team including Pearl Iboshi, Chief State Economist; Dept. of Budget and Finance; Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; and Dept. of Transportation, to discuss highways modernization.
    December 2, Governor Lingle will announce another key step in Hawai`i's pursuit of a clean energy economy, as outlined in the Hawai`i Clean Energy Initiative, which seeks to provide 70% of Hawai`i's energy needs through renewable sources by 2030.
    December 2, Internal meeting with members of the Administration's "Strike Team" on capital improvement projects for infrastructure statewide.
    December 2, Internal meeting with senior executives of Lockheed Martin, including Dr. Ted Johnson, director, regarding the recent Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) agreement.
    December 2, Admiral Keating and other officials Armed Forces Commanders and community leaders.
    December 3, Governor Lingle will discuss state issues on her monthly radio show with host Rick Hamada from 7:05 - 8:00 a.m. HST. Listeners are invited to call 808-521-8383 from O`ahu or 888-565-8383 from the Neighbor Islands with questions and comments. The show can be heard live statewide on O`ahu (KHVH 830 AM), Maui/Kona (KAOI 1110 AM), Hilo (KPUA 670 AM), and Kaua`i (KQNG 570 AM), as well as on the Governor's Web site www.hawaii.gov/gov.
    December 3, Internal meetings with Dept. of Agriculture, Office of Planning, Dept. of Hawaiian Homelands, Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, and Dept. of Budget and Finance.
    December 3, Internal meetings with economic stimulus team, including the Dept. of Taxation.
    December 3, Governor Lingle will deliver keynote remarks to members of the Building Industry Association (BIA) at their annual installation banquet.
    December 4, Governor Lingle will attend the Hawai`i Secondary Student Conference, an event established to help students, grades 7 – 12, participate in the decision-making process of laws and government.
    December 5, Governor Lingle will open the inaugural VEX Robotics Pan-Pacific Championships (Dec. 4 – 6) at the Hawai`i Convention Center. The competition will feature 84 VEX robotics teams from Hawai`i, the U.S. mainland, China and Japan. VEX robotics is a team-based learning competition that puts high school and middle school students' science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to the test. With guidance from teachers and mentors, students aim to build innovative robots and solve a challenge in this year's game, "Elevation."
    December 5, Governor Lingle will meet with Australian Ambassador to the United States Dennis Richardson.
    December 7, The Governor will preside over the installation of new officers of the United Chinese Society of Hawai`i at the organization's annual installation banquet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by princessdiz View Post
    According to the web site http://hawaii.gov/gov/schedule/pubsc...ember-1-7-2008 where her public schedule is published (it seems every week), this is what is going on next week for her:
    Hey, thanks for that link. "Learn somthing new every day" huh!

    I'm not as upset about Lingle not attending the conference as others profess to be. She knows she only has a few weeks left as our governor, and perhaps she has other plans in store for herself that she knows having attended this conference (or not) will not matter in those plans.

    Meanwhile, the reality is that the public does not really care which legislators attend functions or not, because if the public DID care, they would not keep voting in politicians that do not bother to attend legislative sessions when voting on bills is being conducted.
    Now run along and play, but don’t get into trouble.

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