GOP, DemocraticCalling the shift in presidential fortunes historic and unknowable Hawaiis Democratic and Republic party chairs waited by their television sets tonight to find out who will be president.
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By Richard Borreca
At 10 p.m. with the race apparently locked up for Gov. George W. Bush, Hawaii GOP Chairwoman Linda Lingle was imagining the benefits a Bush presidency would bring to Hawaii.
At about the same time, a few blocks away, Walter Heen, the Democrats chairman, was worrying over the problems he saw for a Republican president.
Then the announcement that the Florida vote would be recounted, and no one could say who would win.
I dont know what to think, this is historic, this is something we will remember for the rest of our lives, Lingle said.
Asked what she thought would happen, Lingle could only say it is just unknowable.
Heen joked that with Bushs brother the governor of Florida, the Republicans cant claim voter fraud.
Who knows, I dont know what to think, Heen said.
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