Churches are happy to make dying wishes come true, and so are country singers. But politicians in Hawaii, well, they're not interested. Senator Daniel Inouye, 88, passed away last week, but still managed to write a letter to Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie nominating his chosen successor, Colleen Hanabusa. But on Wednesday, Abercrombie appointed Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz to succeed Inouye, snubbing the preferred choice of the late senator. "Of course Senator Inouye’s views and his wishes were taken into account fully,” Abercrombie said. “But the charge of the central committee and by extension then myself as governor, was to act in the overall best interest of this party." [Source]
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