Oh, those crazy congressional Republicans. They wanted control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and now they have it. Too bad they’re mired in a bitter fight between the extreme right and the Oh-My-God-I-Can’t-Believe-He-Said-That right over raising our nation’s debt ceiling. Who knows if our great nation will go into default next week, but I do know that things apparently are so bad on the hill right now that the GOP leadership is stalling for time–by naming post offices after dead people.
And one of those is right here in our great state: that would be the newly-minted Cecil L. Heftel Post Office Building in Kahala, named after a former U.S. Congressman from Hawaii who died in 2010 at the age of 85.
“Cec Heftel was known for his keen business sense and his pursuit of excellence as a broadcaster,” said Democratic Congress member Mazie Hirono, who for some reason is taking the high road on this. “As a member of Congress, his dedication to his constituents was exceptional. Cec Heftel had a lifelong commitment to the people of Hawaii and loved this state.”