The article "Hirono prevails in all precincts in Maui County" (The Maui News, Nov. 8) highlighted a quote from the Maui County Republican Party chairwoman: "I don't think people use their brains when they vote. They vote because it's a religionlike thing."
She who was clearly surprised by the overwhelming support of Democrat Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate by the majority of Hawaii's voters and thinks that we don't vote with our brains. On the contrary, we vote because we have brains to have followed the political careers of both candidates to the extent of knowing which one would best represent Hawaii and our interests and the interests of the country as a whole in Washington.
All of the 35 Maui County precinct numbers prove that Mauians remember exactly the kind of mayor and governor Linda Lingle was. In one of her ads which specifically targeted Maui she says, "You know me." Yes, we do know. And unfortunately for her, we also remember.
The GOP chairwoman's comments on Hawaii's voters is representative of the GOP/Tea Party. They would rather blame the people instead of looking at their candidate's failed record and party agenda as the cause for such a huge defeat. Perhaps it was unwise for such a statement to be made against the voters of Hawaii, because people with brains do remember.