Monday, December 17, 2012

Remembering Senator Daniel Inouye

Telling 8 year old Little Brother the story of Senator Daniel Inouye tonight and hoping he learns integrity and humility and total badassness-- "When asked in recent days how he wanted to be remembered, Senator Inouye said, "I represented the people of Hawaii and this nation honestly and to the best of my ability. I think I did OK.""

senator daniel inouye dies at 88 |

So badass! here's the story straight from the source:

another badass story about breaking the color barrier in the house of reps

1 comment:

  1. Some of his badassness comes from his dad. Sen. Inouye told the story of seeing, with his father, Japanese planes flying over Hawai'i on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. His dad's exact words: "Goddamn Japs." (It's a bit shocking to read in print, especially these days, but it speaks to the abundance of Inouye B.A.)