Community Honors Matsui at State Capitol
Surrounded by the bustle of business at the State Capitol, people lined up to walk past the flag-draped casket of Congressman Bob Matsui to pay their respects; some who said they knew him, others who said they owed him a debt of gratitude.
Friday, January 7, 2005
Despite a rainy, windy day outside, a steady line of supporters arrived to walk past Congressman Robert Matsui’s casket in the Capitol rotunda. Many paused to sign guestbooks—among them Tim Hebmer, who brought his five-year-old… Cut: Tim “… what a politician should be.” Hebmer, along with many others had never met Matsui but Dana Hanson also felt compelled to come and honor him Cut: Many (:05) “I voted for him for many, many year…” Vic Malhotra can cite his many accomplishments—Malhotra says he was a pioneer and role model for Asian Americans… Cut: Vic (;10) “He happened to be our Congress member but he was also just a wonderful, nice human being and cared a lot about civil rights which is an important issue for me.” An honor guard is keeping vigil over Matsui’s casket until his funeral and burial tomorrow… SOC