In the category of “turn down the political volume and maybe you’ll hear something interesting,” this blogger has found it thought-provoking to see how our current spate of leaders in Hawai‘i and Honolulu are revamping their public messaging.
Hawaii’s new governor has no problem calling out what he feels is bad behavior, naming names on who has behaved badly and using the mechanisms of both the press and the system to extract action. On the Senate side, it should be clear by now that whatever rulebook was used to “hide the dirty laundry” aint going to work too well with this administration.
So if Governor Green thought it was going to be a cakewalk to outline and implement a vision of Hawai‘i, it only took 27 hours for him to find out it might not work that way.
With the new year now here (2023), the governmental entities that make laws and influence the making of those laws are hard at work. One of those tasks seems to be putting out lists of priorities, based on what they see as important.
And maybe, in the end, that is the way he wanted it to be, anti-dramatic, no emotional upset, nothing that could rile up people one way or the other.
If you have received a ballot in the mail, please open it up, make your choices, follow the instructions and get your vote in.
Even with so few debates between the two candidates (and in the case of the KHON debate, a discussion with the running mates for each ticket), there are several observations that this pundit can make on the results. Allow this humble blogger to provide those for your review.
So, one way or the other, depending on who is elected, we will have [a Hawaii] Lt. Governor a person from the X-Generation, and, potentially both Governor/Lt. Governor also.
[I]ts clear to this humble blogger that, while Green has tried to win voters with an idea that sounds good to those who care, the woeful lack of understanding of the laws that regulate this, and even knowing what Hawaii is, could be notes of concern as voters check their boxes on their ballots.
Now think about this as a concept for at least one, if not all of the forums for the Governor, especially for the Democratic candidates. You get the crowd all livened up with the pre-show done by the commentators, and then you hear the booming voice of Faroq come on and introduce each of the candidates