In her own words:
“I think I’m of the same breed as McCain and Palin.”
Linda Lingle, September 2008.
Lingle’s current U.S. Senate campaign would prefer to forget all of the fawning over Sarah Palin, and “palling around” with the rest of the Republican right.
Let’s just keeping reminding people of Lingle’s actual record.
Her campaign now proclaims:
“People Come First, and Linda Lingle is Listening.”
Tell that to the parents, students, and community supporters who staged a sit-in at Gov. Lingle’s office to protest teacher furloughs and cancelled school days.
“Gov. Lingle told us that she would not meet with people like us. People like us? We’re regular people. We speak for 170,000 school students in Hawai’i. We are your constituents. It is your job to listen to us.”
Marguerite Higa, one of the women arrested for refusing to leave the governor’s office.