|The above link (URL) will lead you to the Washington Post photo and story of Schatz holding a sacred book of Judaism called the Tanekh. This photo shows Brian Schatz, holding the Tanekh with VP,Joe Biden officiating the re-enactment of the swearing in with Brian's wife alongside.|
Brian Schatz at only 40 years old is Hawaii's newest Senator. On 12-27-12 he was sworn in
by Vice President Joe Biden just 24 hours after being selected to full the seat left vacant
by the late Legendary Senator Dan Inouye. Schatz hitched a ride on Air-force one
with President Obama since the President cut short his Hawaiian vacation to get back
to Washington before drama of the Fiscal cliff. Schatz was sworn in so soon
therefore he would be able to vote on the important fiscal cliff haunting our country.
|The late legendary Senator Dan Inouye with newly elected Senator to be Mazie Hirono|
who will be sworn in on January 1, 2013. Ironically Schatz will be the new senior Senator...
Our new Hawai'i U.S. Senator Brian Schatz was appointed by Hawai'i Governor Neil Abercrombie to replace the late legendary Senator Dan Inouye. This is a great story, he was appointed on 12-26-12, had no idea he would be the new senator, and was sworn in 24 hours later in Washington DC after hitching a ride on Air-Force One.
President Obama just happened to be flying out of Honolulu on Air Force one, Schatz hitched a ride on Air-force one with President Obama since the President cut short his Hawaiian vacation to get back to Washington before drama of the 'Fiscal Cliff.' Schatz was sworn in about 2 hours after deplaning and flying all night so he would be able to vote on the important fiscal cliff haunting our country.
I believe our Governor made the best choice, he did not go with the wishes of the late Senator by appointing Congress-woman Colleen Hanabusa, for good reason, it would had cost the state a special election amounting to approximately one million dollars. Plus Brian is only 40 years old, smart, ethical and has a disciplined work habit and seems to really care about Hawai'i and her people.
Mazol Tov to Brian Schatz, a member of my tribe makes it to Washington. It was a very touching swearing in ceremony since Schatz carried with him the Tanekh, a sacred book of Judaism.I believe that may have been a first!?The front page of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser said, Mr. Schatz goes to Washington." What a great story this is!
The only thing wrong, Brian is wearing a red tie during his swearing in ceremony by Joe Biden, didn't he know that Republicans wear red ties and Democrats blue ties for important events? None the less what a story. Brian must be pinching himself to make sure he's not dreaming! Sima Tov and Mazol Tov!
Quoting Washington Post, plus URL..."He then approached the rostrum with Akaka, where Vice President Biden stood waiting to administer the oath, holding a Tanakh–the Hebrew Bible–in one hand and Akaka’s hand in the other."http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/27/brian-schatz-sworn-in-to-fill-inouyes-senate-seat/