I don’t normally do short mid-week posts, but…..

If you read my recent post about a vacation I just enjoyed in Kauai, Hawaii –  “Seven Crappy T-Shirts” – you will recall that in it I identified Ms Tulsi Gabbard as being one to watch in the future of US politics.

Well, I am pleased to report that the first part of my prediction has come true. Congresswoman Gabbard was elected yesterday, Democrat representing the 2nd district of Hawaii, crushing her opponent by a sweeping majority.

In so doing, Tulsi has set many firsts:

  • She is the first ever Hindu elected to the US House of Representatives. She will apparently swear her Congressional oath over the Bhagavad Gita.
  • She is the first ever female combat veteran to serve in the US House of Representatives.
  • She is one of the youngest women ever elected to Congress.

Go, Tulsi!

I might one day even change politics for you.