“Fred Hemmings Image”
Aloha Gov. Lingle, Lt. Gov. Aiona, Senate President Bunda, colleagues, distinguished guests, and most importantly the people of Hawaii:
The sun is rising on better days in Hawaii. In November 2002 the people of this state sent a message when they elected a Republican Governor. Simply put, the people voted for change.
We have a new administration that will join us in changing the course of state government. Our message to the majority party is to keep an open mind on the issues, be willing to embark in new directions, and to find new solutions to old problems. Mr. President –