So, the Republican congressman from Alaska has changed his endorsement from Mazie Hirono to Linda Lingle (The Maui News, Oct. 15). Surprise, surprise - not.
Just another example of how the Republicans force their candidates to toe the party line. And exactly how they'll make Lingle, Charles Djou or any other local candidate who belongs to the Republican Party do the same should they be elected to national office.
I don't care how many times Lingle, Djou, et. al., declare how independent they'll be in representing Hawaii, once they reach Washington they will vote their party's line on every vote. They are only bipartisan in their positions here because they have to be to get anything done. Don't be hoodwinked by their false promises. They're loyal to their party and its agenda, not to you, the voter.