Watching and reporting about Hawaii politics and government.
10:35 a.m. Ryan Excoriates Pine, Media
As promised, Eric Ryan today posted a damning indictment of Kymberly Pine as well as the local media — including Civil Beat.
The posting is lengthy but, in short, Ryan alleges that Pine has lied about her failure to pay him for campaign work and that the media have been duped.
Ryan also writes about himself in the third person. Example:
According to Ryan, “Pine’s number one lie told over and over to willing, impressionable, fawning, and breathless journalists” can be summed up this way: ‘I’ve paid Eric Ryan already. I’ve paid him in full. Look, here’s the cancelled check. … ‘”
More to come.
OIP Seeks Info on Reapportionment
Larry Gelleris reporting that the Office of Information Practices has sent a letter (dated yesterday) to the Reapportionment Commission asking for information in response to a complaint Geller filed this week.
The complaint alleges that the commission may have violated state Sunshine Law.
ESPN Blogger: Send Pro Bowl Back to Hawaii
Bill Williamson, a blogger for ESPN, said in a recent posting that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was wrong to take the Pro Bowl away from Hawaii and hold it a week before the Super Bowl:
Going to Hawaii was a treat for players. I know a lot of them bailed out of the game, but that has happened in the past two years, anyway. I have talked to many players about the subject and they said the idea of going to Hawaii in February with their family and friends was something they all looked forward to.
2014 Right Around the Corner
Blogger Ian Lind has an item noting that Neil Abercrombie has a fundraiser set for next month.
He includes details on a recent fundraiser for Brian Schatz too.