Jon: WELCOME TO ANOTHER EPISODE OF GRUDEN TALK.  FOLKS, WE LOST A GOOD ONE YESTERDAY WHEN DANIEL INOUYE PASSED AWAY.   NOT ONLY WAS HE A SENATOR BUT HE TOOK OUT 20 JERRIES WITH  ONLY ONE ARM.  NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A GRUDEN GRINDER!  BANDLEADER HERM EDWARDS, YOU KNOW ABOUT THE LATE SENATOR?

Herm:  YOU GOT 100 MEMBERS OF THE SENATE AND 100 YARDS IN A FOOTBALL FIELD.  HOW COULD I NOT LOVE THE SENATE?

Jon: WELL OUR NEXT GUEST SURE AS HELL KNOWS A LOT ABOUT  THE SENATE. PROFESSOR NOENOE SILVA TEACHES COURSES IN HAWAIIAN POLITICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.  THE RAINBOW WARRIORS!  PROFESSOR SILVA HOW ARE YOU?

Noenoe: I’m doing well, Jon.

Jon: I GOTTA SAY, PROFESSOR SILVA, I LOVE THE RAINBOW WARRIORS.  I ONLY SLEEP TWO HOURS A NIGHT SO I NEED GRIDIRON ACTION AT 1 AM.  YOU GUYS PROVIDE IT!

Noenoe: I’m glad you enjoy our team but I don’t see what this has to do with the late senator.

Jon: DAN INOUYE.  THIS DAN, HE”S PROBABLY MY FAVORITE HAWAIIAN OF ALL TIME.  AFTER MARK TUINEI OF COURSE.

Herm: WHEN YOU’RE TROY AIKMAN’S LEFT TACKLE YOU BETTER DO A GOOD JOB.

Noenoe: I”m sorry, Mark Tuinei?

Jon: THIS MARK, I CALLED HIM KING KAMEHAMEHA BECAUSE HE WAS BIG AS HELL AND KNEW HOW TO LEAD MEN INTO BATTLE.

Noenoe: It’s odd that you bring Kamehameha up because Inouye dominated the state’s politics in a similar way.

Jon: 50 YEARS IN THE SENATE, NOBODY ELSE HAS A RUN OF SUCCESS LIKE THAT, NOT EVEN THE STEELERS.

Noenoe: Well it helped that Hawaii has been a one-party state for most of the past 50 years.

Jon: I HEAR YA, SISTER. I USED TO PLAY AGAINST THE CHARGERS EVERY YEAR AND IT’S PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING WITH THEM.  THEY PROBABLY WENT DRINKING WITH THE HAWAII REPUBLICAN PARTY.

Herm: WHEN YOU KEEP FINISHING IN LAST PLACE YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET ELECTED TO THE SENATE.

Noenoe: Because Senator Inouye was so popular at home, he could focus on wielding power in Washington, D.C.

Jon: YOU KNOW MIKE SHANAHAN IS CALLING THE SHOTS IN DC NOW.  HE NEEDED ELWAY TO WIN A SUPER BOWL BUT I DID IT WITH BRAD JOHNSON.

Herm: MIKE SHANAHAN IS NOT A GRUDEN GRINDER!

Jon: YOU’RE GODDAMN RIGHT, HERM.  GIVE ME RG3 AND I’D DO WAY BETTER THAN 8-6.  YOU HEAR ME, SHANAHAN?

Noenoe: I was talking about the Senate and not the Redskins.

Jon: YOU KNOW THE SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE A LOT LIKE THE REDSKINS, YOU GOT 53 OF THEM AND THEY GOT A ROSTER SPOT OPEN.  WHO DO YOU THINK THE DEMOCRATS REPLACE SENATOR INOUYE WITH?

Noenoe: I think Colleen Hanabusa makes the most sense even though she’s only been in Congress for one term.

Herm: THEY SHOULD APPOINT MARK TUINEI.

Jon: HE’S BEEN DEAD FOR 13 YEARS YA BIG DUMMY AND YOU’RE ONLY ALLOWED TO PUT A DEAD PERSON IN THE SENATE IF YOU’RE IN MISSOURI.  ANYWAY THAT’S IT FOR GRUDEN TALK THIS WEEK.  THANKS TO PROFESSOR SILVA.  HERM, PLAY US OFF.

Herm: YOU KNOW WE’RE ABOUT TO HAVE SOME DON HO UP IN HERE!