Linda Lingle has come under fire from the extreme left (Letters, June 8) since she did not pander to the unions when she was governor and from the extreme right (Letters, May 20) calling for her ouster from the Republican Party, where she faces a contested primary election.
With both extremes against her, Lingle becomes the obvious choice for moderate voters in Hawaii who decry the polarization of our state and our nation.
The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate and House and President Barack Obama collectively squandered the first two years of his presidency on socializing medicine instead of making any effort to improve the economy.
Consequently, the weak national economy, the high unemployment rate and the recent failure of labor union Democrats to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker all point to the Democrats losing control of the U.S. Senate in November. With Sen. Dan Inouye relegated to the Senate minority, Hawaii will need Lingle to represent our interests on the national level in the Senate majority.
Ben K. Azman