December 24, 2012


Will Abercrombie Grant Inouye's Last Wish?

The day Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) died, he sent a note to Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) asking him to appoint Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) to his seat, Honolulu Civil Beat reports.

Inouye wrote. "I hope you will grant me my last wish."

"While this immediately shot Hanabusa to the top of the succession list, it also put Abercrombie in a tough spot. How could the governor not grant the dying wish of Hawaii's most revered statesman? And if he doesn't, what would be the political consequences?"

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has urged Abercrombie to decide quickly so Reid has all the votes he can get on any "fiscal cliff" legislation.










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