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Anti-Gay Ex-Governor Linda Lingle Enters Hawaii Senate Race

Linda Lingle, the onetime Hawaii governor who vetoed a civil-union bill last year, has thrown her unfashionable hat into the ring in a run for U.S. Senate. Honestly, how can someone who comes from a place where its sunny 361 days out of the year look so crabby and pale?


Lingle will “stress her chief executive experience in her campaign” against her two Democratic opponents— Rep. Mazie Hirono and former Rep. Ed Case—reports the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Senator Daniel Akaka, a Democrat, is not seeking re-election.

As Towleroad points out, Lingle wasn’t exactly a stellar logician when making the case against civil unions in the Aloha State. (Governor Neil Abercrombie signed civil unions into law earlier this year.)

“For those people who want to makes this into a civil rights issue, and of course those in favor of the bill, they see it as a civil rights issue. And I understand them drawing that conclusion. But people on the other side would point out… First cousins couldn’t marry, or a brother and a sister and that sort of thing. So there are restrictions, not to put it in the exact same category. But the bottom line is, it really can’t be a civil right if we are restricting it in other cases.”

Does Lingle realize first-cousin marriages are legal in 25 states and the District of Columbia?

Maybe she does: The state’s first female governor, Lingle is painting herself as something of a maverick. “I want to be real clear on this point: I don’t work for [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell, and for that matter I don’t work for President Obama. I work for the people of Hawaii,” she said on a radio call-in show.

Maverick, maverick…why does that word seem so familiar? Maybe it’s because Lingle introduced Sarah Palin at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Oh Lord, please, not again.


Source: StarAdvertiser.com via Towleroad.com. Image via MadMarv

On:           Oct 12, 2011
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    • ewe

      She looks like my friend Hank.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito

      She’s a man.

      Oct 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • wtf was that


      is she a man????

      Oct 12, 2011 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tigris

      I demand she undress in front of the cameras and show us her lingle!

      Oct 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard

      Does Lingle still have her longtime female roommate?

      Oct 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dallas David

      Let’s see her birth certificate!

      Oct 12, 2011 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex

      Why does it say “one time governor”? She actually served two terms.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 12:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChrisC

      @Alex: She was a Governor at one time. Example: “There was this one time when I went to the mall”.

      PS: When are these homophobes like Linda going to realize that marriages between brother and sister equals incest. Same-sex marriage is a marriage between two people that share the same gender, not DNA.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 1:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave

      It’s not worth my time to track worthless pieces of garbage like Lingleberry down, but I would absolutely looooove the chance to spit the biggest throat oyster I can conjure up right between her fugly eyes. I wouldn’t even feel the need to provide an explanation–it’s not about lesson-teaching or demonstrating consequences or anything particularly constructive like that, just about the personal satisfaction I’d get from the act. I’d given a second’s thought to rhetorically inviting her to suck my dick, but she looks like she just might be desperate enough to take me up on the offer without giving it a second thought.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 2:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallest

      @Alex: It says one time governor because at one time she was a governor. doesn’t have anything to do with how many terms she served.

      Additionally, fuck her. She doesn’t stand a chance.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 2:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steven

      I love the crafty way she plays with words – she’s such a cunning Lingle.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 7:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard

      And the article failed to mention that Lingle vetoed the civil unions bill after campaigning on a promise to sign it.

      Conniving closet-case cunt.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 10:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Venter

      well… she kinda looks like a man. definitely a man. Stop hiding that schlong dear!

      Oct 13, 2011 at 11:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dan cobb

      Ms. Lingle, don’t hate us because we’re attractive!

      Oct 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      Another tool for the republican party. She did nothing for the State as Gov. Pathetic that she was campaigning for John McCain when Hawaii’s own was to be the next POTUS.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bobo

      @Alex: it says one time gov not one term gov.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

      I find those pleated titties on her suit to be very disturbing.

      Oct 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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