Sen. Daniel Inouye — Civil Beat Interview Transcript04/18/2011
A celebrated war hero and a congressional juggernaut, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye is also a riveting storyteller. Nearly 87 years old — with more than half a century in public service — the senator has plenty to tell.
Inouye visited Civil Beat's newsroom Tuesday morning. In our conversation with the senator, he shared decades-old political memories, his take on the current political climate and what keeps him up at night.
Here's a transcript, edited for clarity and length, from Civil Beat's hour with Sen. Inouye: