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Throw Lingle under the bus

imageThe crew over at Gerbil Report™ have piled up the poo to fling at Linda Lingle, former Republican governor of Hawaii (pictured right), one who famously supported her Republican appointee Health Director Chiyome Fukino in saying Obama was born in Hawaii. She said: “And I think it’s, again, a horrible distraction for the country by those who continue this. … It’s been established. He was born here.”

Rather than putting herself into cryogenic storage, Lingle has found life after the governorship, now named by Illinois governor Bruce Rauner as his chief operating officer and senior adviser, announced in a statement made at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business1, reports the Chicago Sun Times. Rauner named his “superstar” turnaround team:

  • Donna Arduin, CFO
  • Trey Childress, Deputy Governor
  • Linda Lingle, Senior Adviser

According to Rauner:

Linda Lingle was the first woman elected governor of Hawaii, serving two terms from 2002-2010.  Gov. Lingle oversaw a $10 billion annual budget and made state government more transparent, responsive and accountable. Prior to her role as governor, she served as the Mayor of Maui County for eight years, and was a member of the Maui County Council for ten years prior to that. Gov. Lingle began her career as the founder, editor and owner of the Moloka’i Free Press. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge.  She is a native of St. Louis, Mo.

Lingle will start sometime in May or June.

It’s “Pay For Play,” say the gerbils at Gerbil Report™.

The article also repeats a number of long-disproven birther claims, like Obama’s certificate being out of sequence.

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1The original Gerbil Report™ article had Lingle going to work for the University of Chicago instead of the Governor, which perhaps explains the “Pay for Play” angle. The GR article was later corrected.

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7 Responses to Throw Lingle under the bus

  1. avatar
    RanTalbott January 22, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    I think your “under the bus” characterization is a bit off, since that connotes a disavowal or ostracism. Or, at worst, maybe making someone the fall guy.

    What the gerbils are doing is throwing her into the woodchipper.

  2. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG January 22, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

    It totally misread that as “Throw Tingle under the bus”, and thought that Doc might have been playing a bit too much LoZ: The Wind Waker. 🙂

  3. avatar
    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater January 22, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

    Well yeah they think it’s pay for play because they think she was hired by the University of Chicago. Apparently they confused the announcement taking place at the University of Chicago with the University hiring her.

  4. avatar
    Joey January 23, 2015 at 1:03 am #

    No one has ever accused Gerbil Report denizens of reading for comprehension.

  5. avatar
    justlw January 23, 2015 at 1:38 am #

    Rauner’s a Republican, too, FWIW.

  6. avatar
    The Magic M January 23, 2015 at 4:25 am #

    RanTalbott: I think your “under the bus” characterization is a bit off, since that connotes a disavowal or ostracism.

    It also implies Lingle was ever in the birthers’ favour, which she wasn’t. (Birthers were never sympathetic of *any* Republican, not even the ones they claimed to lay their impeachment hopes on, like Gowdy or Goodlatte.)

    “Throwing under the bus” would rather apply if a long-time favourite of the birthers suddenly turned persona non grata.

  7. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy January 24, 2015 at 8:49 am #

    At Birther Report, most Republicans are the enemy too.

    Rauner’s a Republican, too, FWIW.