Gab­bard’s Syria trip shows her am­bi­tion

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - VIEWS & VOICES - Ka­pahulu

Richard Bor­reca nailed it in ex­am­in­ing U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gab­bard’s “bone­headed” (and then some) re­cent trip to Syria (“Tulsi Gab­bard over­reaches in lofty com­par­isons with Patsy Mink and Pres­i­dent Eisen­hower,” Star-Ad­ver­tiser, On Pol­i­tics, Feb. 12). To com­pare her­self with Pres­i­dent Dwight Eisen­hower and the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink re­veals a rather swollen po­lit­i­cal ego. I’ve al­ways liked Gab­bard, and was very pleased to see her put Mufi Han­ne­man’s po­lit­i­cal ca­reer to bed.

As a Viet­nam-era Army vet­eran, I honor her ser­vice.

Of late, how­ever, she’s got­ten a bit over her skis. I think that when Gab­bard looks in the mir­ror, she sees a near-fu­ture U.S. sen­a­tor, and very pos­si­bly a fu­ture U.S. pres­i­dent.

Mazie Hirono, look out!

Skip Lam­bert


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