Saturday, November 02, 2002
Apparently, the Democrats have funny ways of marking death. Fresh of the Wellstone death rally, Bill Clinton stumps for Democrats at a memorial service for Rep. Patsy Mink, who at least had been dead a month before Clinton used her casket as a podium.
The union rallies at the Kaua'i Veterans Center in Lihu'e, Baldwin High School on Maui, Neal Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu and at the Civic Auditorium in Hilo were promoted as a tribute to Patsy Mink, the congresswoman who died Sept. 28 during her re-election bid. But Clinton used the tribute as an opportunity to urge people to vote Democrat in this year's governor's race.
Clinton, wearing a lei and blue sport coat over black slacks and black shirt, gestured toward Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono and state Sen. Matt Matsunaga and said to the crowd, "I want you to elect the M&M duo over here in five days."