Hawaii is in the heat of the gubernatorial race right now. Neil Abercrombie or Mufi Hannemann. A flyer was circulated by the Hannemann camp showing the fact that Hannemann is married to a Japanese-American while Abercrombie has a Haole (Caucasian) wife. Hanneman was the Mayor of Honolulu and Neil Abercrombie was a representative in the U.S. House. One of the big things that the Hannemann videos tout is that he is local, born and raised.
Hannemann has pushed rail and I'm all for rail. Traffic is a nightmare here. However, he is going to veto Civil Unions while Abercrombie is for it.
Here's a photo of mom with Mufi Hannemann when he was first running for mayor. I really liked meeting him. He's a very nice fellow and I think he tries to get along with all sides. (Mom laughs every time she sees this photo because Mufi makes her look even shorter.)
And here's Neil. I've never met him.
I don't know who I'm going to vote for yet (another decision!) but I am for Civil Unions. I am for rail.
I don't care who they're married to.
Ever since we moved back to Hawaii I noticed a LOT of the haole politicians have Asian-American wives. It kind of, sort of made me wonder if when they were deciding to have a political career, thought to themselves...Hmmmm.... I'd better find me a local looking wife.
But, then again... that's being sort of cynical, hunh?
Art just said, "Shame on you. That IS being cynical."