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Friday, December 28, 2012

"Hitching a Ride on Air-force One with a Jewish Holy book..." 'James "kimo" Rosen'

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/27/brian-schatz-sworn-in-to-fill-inouyes-senate-seat/
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/

Read, "How to Become a Senator in 19 Hours: The Brian Schatz Story"

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/12/how-become-senator-19-hours-brian-schatz-story/60376/

Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared from Facebook...

MAZOL TOV TO BRIAN SCHATZ! WELCOME TO THE U.S. SENATE! | Image from memes,obama generated with the Imgflip Meme Generator


  •  Andrea Liana like this.
  • Chuck Lasker The more I think about it, the happier I am about this choice. Schatz is awesome, and will not be intimidated by the DC game playing. Hopefully, though, he doesn't also think of Jews as a "tribe."
  • James Kimo Rosen Chuck,FYI, it's a common phrase among my people, we call each other members of the tribe. Usually used when someone does and achieves something remarkable.
  • Chuck Lasker I know, but it's race-based. The key is, I hope Senator Schatz doesn't see himself as part of a particular group such that he gives special preference to that group over any other. I think that's a fair thing to hope.
  • Mitchel J. Schapira Look carefully at the Bible he held while being sworn in. I think it says Torah on it. But, it could be wishful thinking on my part.
  • Mitchel J. Schapira Oh, Kimo! You in big trouble! You gave away the secret code: M.O.T. By the way, I had a gay female friend who used same acronym to refer to a member of her, shall we say, "sorority."
  • Chuck Lasker It's a dictionary.
  • James Kimo Rosen Mitchel, I like your wishful thinking!


14 comments:

Keith Haugen said...

"What did Jefferson use when he was sworn in as President? Who cares?"

KimoRosen said...

Just a fun fact...

Anonymous said...

via Facebook"We expect our leaders to make the hard, difficult decisions that may not be the most popular, but that do the most good. That's what Neil has done. No one would have even batted an eye had he picked Hanabusa, as per the unfortunate request/demand by Inouye. That would have been very easy, politically. It also would have been against Hawaii's best interests, both in the short and long terms. Neil didn't show disrespect in this situation, he showed his love of Hawaii."

Anonymous said...

It would be unfortunate if supporters of Congresswoman Hanabusa start a campaign to undermine either Brian Schatz or Governor Abercrombie. Let's move forward expecting good things to happen.

KimoRosen said...

So impressed especially since Senator Schatz was holding the Tanekh , a Jewish holy book during his swearing in ceremony, probably a first, unless Lieberman did it too? Sima Tov and Mazol Tov!

Anonymous said...

Have you forgotten that Linda Lingle was sworn in with the family Tanekh. Mazel Tov!

KimoRosen said...

Did not forget, she was Governor not Senate, by the way Linda Lingle is my favorite republican and although an Independent that sways democrat, I did vote for Lingle!

Chuck Lasker said...

"Interesting. Watch the video. The photo you posted must have been posed afterwards."

KimoRosen said...

"BTW the Funk and Wagnalls reference was a joke. You remember Funk and Wagnalls?"

KimoRosen said...

They had two ceremonies, the video you reference (the actual swearing in, does not allow family into Senate Chambers) VP Biden re-staged the event which is customary allowing family to witness such a historic event.

Chuck Lasker said...

Cool. So not really any 1984 Orwellian stuff going on....

KimoRosen said...

It's a custom been going on for years...

Mitchel J. Schapira said...

"Tanach is an acronym which stands for Torah, Prophets and Writings which together comprise the Jewish Bible, known to our neighbors as the Old Testament."

KimoRosen said...

Mitchel, Tanach or Tanakh (Washington Post spelling?) either way it's all good!