Republican Congressman Don Young of Alaska wrote a letter of support for Linda Lingle (The Maui News, Oct. 15), so I went online to the Congressional Record to look up Young's record of voting across the aisle.
How Romneyesque: Young supported Mazie Hirono in the primary; She worked across the aisle (smile). In the Congressional Record: Young voted his party line to make Barack Obama a one-term president (no matter who got hurt or the damage done to the economy).
Now, Young (wholeheartedly) supports Lingle, to give control of the Senate to the GOP. Lingle will have a better chance to work across the aisle. How wonderful for the GOP, no aisle makes it easier to work.
We can only believe that the GOP definition is: Working across is owning the aisle. As Lingle's political history in Hawaii suggests: Attack the Hawaii Government Employees Association no matter the cost to education and squirrel away tax funds for a hurricane fund rather than paying the bills (starve the beast).
Recently, she claimed she did not prevent the suit for taxes against travel agents online. If she did not, that was an act of malfeasance by the person most responsible for enforcement and collection of state taxes. If she did stop the suit from going forward, that makes her a (excuse the term) liar.
Remember: A lie is not a lie unless the speaker capitalizes (makes political or economic gains) on a lie. Don't capitalize Lingle.
Micheal J. Breitha