Hawaii needs Linda Lingle in the U.S. Senate. She has a public record of accomplishments working in bipartisan partnership to get things done. Gridlock has blocked work in the U.S. Congress. Lingle is no rubber stamp. She will work with both parties to do the hard work required.
As a Republican on the Maui County Council, Lingle was elected for five terms, serving 10 years. Lingle was then elected mayor of Maui County for two terms, eight years. Against all odds, she won two terms, eight years, as the governor of the state of Hawaii.
How did she win in a Democratic state? Lingle has consistently demonstrated a high degree of integrity, competence, dedication and excellence in communication throughout her 26 years of elected office.
Fact: A teacher/Hawaii State Teachers Association leader told me the union chose to use school days for furloughs in the contract as a strategy to cause parents to protest to the governor to cancel the furloughs on school days. HSTA wrote the contract provisions, not the governor. The shibai must stop.
Regarding jobs, Lingle has the endorsement of the national as well as most of the local Chambers of Commerce because of her vigorous support for small businesses. She understands that small business provides over 80 percent of the local jobs. See www.lingle2012.com and cable Channel 110.
We can trust Lingle to use her experience and skills to secure bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate for the benefit of the people of Hawaii.
Susan M. Lussier