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Old July 25th, 2008, 04:33 AM
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Joyce Fasi was at Mufi's birthday party fund-raiser last night.

Ann Kobayashi ran for mayor once before and lost decisively. I don't believe she can muster up more support.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 07:20 AM
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I wholeheartedly agree.

FASI FOR MAYOR!!!
All kidding aside, if Frank Fasi really did make one last run for mayor, this would have been an even bigger story then it already was.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 11:48 AM
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Fasi? Yeah. Okay. Only if I can get one of those hemangous yellow shaka signs.

I'll eat crow on the veto. Mufi's actually supporting the effort to put the issue to a vote by the general public. I doubt he's happy about it, but eh, gotta mek drama l'dat.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 01:42 PM
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Nice!! I liked it!
Question - was it a spontaneous thing or well rehearsed in advance?
I hope he won't have to be singing "I'll Remember You" after the next election!
The singing's not bad, but his timing is awfull! Someone oughtta buy him a metronome.

You can bet that most everything the Mayor does as far as public performance goes is rehearsed. I'm a singer myself, and I can tell you, not rehearsing beforehand is a recipe for disaster.

We should get Lingle to sing "Sweet Lady of Waihole", so she can help boost Hawaii's Ag industry.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 07:01 PM
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The singing's not bad, but his timing is awfull! Someone oughtta buy him a metronome.
Actually, maybe KGMB9’s Malika Dudley can give Mufi some lessons. She apparently sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to him during this morning’s Sunrise segment. The mayor was doing an interview with Grace Lee about rail, his campaign, and his future political career.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 07:33 PM
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hi this is sansei and only one response,i'll only say i'll vote for mufi even if the rail goes on the ballot for people to vote on,if he say's it's ok,then i agree with him and i like mufi will vote for rail and not anything else and he's right and i know he'll be best as mayor,not Ann Kobayashi or Panos p they will try to derail rail so that's my true and one thoughts on this.

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Old July 26th, 2008, 12:16 AM
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All kidding aside, if Frank Fasi really did make one last run for mayor, this would have been an even bigger story then it already was.
Da Mayor Frank Fasi could have turn over the reign of power to his oldest son.
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Old July 26th, 2008, 12:56 PM
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In the 5th District Race:
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/as...1113833726.JPG

George Waialeale is not running.

My bad.

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Aunty you were right about GW, he was running on Tuesday, 7/22 and then he pulled out on Thursday 7/24. BTW he is a '65 McKinley grad a fellow tiger like you.
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Aunty you were right about GW, he was running on Tuesday, 7/22 and then he pulled out on Thursday 7/24. BTW he is a '65 McKinley grad a fellow tiger like you.
Hmmmm...I wonder why he pulled out?

Tigers are fighters.heheheh

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The official list is at the Hawaii Elections website at this URL:

http://hawaii.gov/elections/candidates/

Look for the link that goes to the "Candidates Report - Certified". It's a downloadable PDF file.

Also pulling out of the Mayor's Race is Jim Brewer. The ones who pulled out have a (W) at the end of their listing which indicates "withdrawal".
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Old July 28th, 2008, 12:57 AM
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All kidding aside, if Frank Fasi really did make one last run for mayor, this would have been an even bigger story then it already was.
I don't think so.

Carl Fasi getting in trouble with the law is nothing new. He's been in and out of the prison system almost his entire adult life. As a matter of fact, I believe his very first arrest (for breaking-and-entering) occurred a year into his father's first term as mayor. And then he developed a drug addiction while he was incarcerated. From that point on, it's been one incident after another. But through it all, voters kept re-electing Frank Fasi to the mayor's office.
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Old July 28th, 2008, 01:27 AM
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I don't think so. Carl Fasi getting in trouble with the law is nothing new. ... But through it all, voters kept re-electing Frank Fasi to the mayor's office.
I never said it had any effect on Frank Fasi’s political career (which has nothing to do with my point). If you read my post carefully, you will see my point is Carl Fasi’s case would be an even bigger story then it already was if Frank had made one last run for mayor. That’s just the nature of the media. The media doesn’t even cover court cases unless it involves murder, child rape, a big drug bust or the HPD SWAT team. Lesser stories get relegated to the “non-reporter attributed” 3-paragraph news briefs. They still covered Carl Fasi. Think about it.
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I never said it had any effect on Frank Fasi’s political career (which has nothing to do with my point). If you read my post carefully, you will see my point is Carl Fasi’s case would be an even bigger story then it already was if Frank had made one last run for mayor. That’s just the nature of the media. The media doesn’t even cover court cases unless it involves murder, child rape, a big drug bust or the HPD SWAT team. Lesser stories get relegated to the “non-reporter attributed” 3-paragraph news briefs. They still covered Carl Fasi. Think about it.
When I said "I don't think so," in my previous post, it was a direct response to your assertion that this latest incident "would have been an even bigger story then it already was" had Frank Fasi been running for mayor this year.

You are absolutely right when you say that Carl Fasi's scrapes with the law would have been an uncredited 3 paragraph blurb had he not been the son of a prominent politician. But then again, if you took your own advice to read posts carefully, you would find that I never said otherwise.

I maintain that even if Frank Fasi was running for office now, this latest escapade about Carl would not have been any bigger a news story. I believe the local media has relegated Carl Fasi's transgressions to secondary status for the last 35 years or so for the following reason.

Carl, although the son of Frank, was an adult when he got into trouble. And like all other adults, he's responsible for his own actions, not his parents. This was true when he was in his 20s. It is still true now that he's in his 50s.
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I maintain that even if Frank Fasi was running for office now, this latest escapade about Carl would not have been any bigger a news story. I believe the local media has relegated Carl Fasi's transgressions to secondary status for the last 35 years or so for the following reason.

Carl, although the son of Frank, was an adult when he got into trouble. And like all other adults, he's responsible for his own actions, not his parents. This was true when he was in his 20s. It is still true now that he's in his 50s.
I agree wholeheartedly with your rationale. All of this makes perfect sense. However, I still disagree somewhat with your conclusion, so let me clarify my position further. I believe it might have been a bigger news story, and here’s why:

This is an election year, and anything involving a family member of a candidate is thus magnified a thousand times. Just ask Duke Bainum about the last-minute “rumors” that were “published” about his wife Jennifer Toma-Bainum in the 2004 Mayoral Race. Scandalous? Yes. Affected the outcome of the election? Probably. Had anything to do with Duke Bainum’s ability to be mayor? Probably not.

The point you made earlier about Carl being in and out of the prison system his entire adult life is actually the key here. Over the years these minor incidents became less and less newsworthy. But since both Frank and Carl have been out of the spotlight for some time, it becomes a brand new story to the readers, listeners and viewers. There’s a whole generation out there who have never heard a thing about Frank’s kids.

And that’s where television takes over. KGMB9 gave Carl his 25 seconds of fame with this latest incident. But if they sent a camera to the courtroom just for a 2nd degree robbery case, it’s very possible they have some file footage of this guy. They could string all these clips together and do new interviews with Frank, Joyce and brother David about the Carl’s tragic life. It would be an emotional, heart-wrenching coulda woulda shoulda story. Those kind of stories bring ratings up. And then again, you have Malia Zimmerman and hawaiireporter.com this time around.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 12:36 AM
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hi this is sansei and my vote for mayor all the way is mufi is if mufi wasnt running and ann was,then if that time were,i would be voting for ann,only i wouldnt like her way of mass transit is Rubber on concrete and that would be like a superhyped modifed bus and that's not transit and panos i wouldnt vote for either is he want's h.o.t lane's and elevated highway's and toll's would be to expensive and since mufi is running again,my vote's for him and i know i'll stand by what i share here.

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The point you made earlier about Carl being in and out of the prison system his entire adult life is actually the key here. Over the years these minor incidents became less and less newsworthy. But since both Frank and Carl have been out of the spotlight for some time, it becomes a brand new story to the readers, listeners and viewers. There’s a whole generation out there who have never heard a thing about Frank’s kids.

And that’s where television takes over. KGMB9 gave Carl his 25 seconds of fame with this latest incident. But if they sent a camera to the courtroom just for a 2nd degree robbery case, it’s very possible they have some file footage of this guy. They could string all these clips together and do new interviews with Frank, Joyce and brother David about the Carl’s tragic life. It would be an emotional, heart-wrenching coulda woulda shoulda story. Those kind of stories bring ratings up. And then again, you have Malia Zimmerman and hawaiireporter.com this time around.
Since Fasi has been out of office for 14 years now, it actually wouldn't be a bad idea for a reporter/news station to do a retrospective documentary. But it should focus on Frank Fasi and his entire family, not just Carl.

Carl was, simply put, a screw-up. Stories about people like him are, sadly in this day and age, dime-a-dozen. Keep in mind that Fasi had 10 other children, none of whom had ever gotten into trouble with the law, AFAIK. Any parent who can say that 10 out of their 11 kids led productive lives has done a pretty good job in my book. So why focus on the one black sheep?
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Well, it appears today’s Honolulu Advertiser confirms my earlier assessment that Mufi will win the primary but will not get the 50 percent plus 1 vote he needs to avoid a general election runoff. A Pacific Research and Planning shows Hannemann would receive 40.5% of the vote — a lead over Kobayashi of only six points. Since the margin of error is 4.5%, that means Ann could be even closer.

IMHO, the poll over-estimates the amount of undecided votes. If half of those votes go to Panos, then my prediction of 13% casting for him will be spot on.
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hi this is sansei and i would only put my faith in mufi our current mayor and not those running against him such as akobayashi and p prevodorus and p prevadorus want's to de-rail rail and ann k would like only rubber on concrete and that's only a verison of a modified bus and i dont agree with these two and only our current mayor want's steel on steel for our rail and i agree with him.

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Here’s an interesting exchange between City Councilman Donovan Dela Cruz and Hannemann administration Transportation Director Wayne Yoshioka. The fact that Dela Cruz is supporting Ann Kobayashi, is going to make me pay close attention to the upcoming Mayoral debate. Personally, Kobayashi made me sick with her last-minute wheeling and dealing with Duke Bainum, who will slide in to a City council seat in unabashed carpetbagger fashion, regardless of how many votes he receives. But what cannot be ignored, is the uncertainty and vagueness in rail transit planning that conversations like this hearing illustrate.
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Interestingly, Panos Prevedouros has posted video on his website of a Mayoral candidate forum held at the Hawai‘i Kai Neighborhood Board meeting. Oh what to do with your time, when you’ve taken a “leave of absence” from UH. All kidding aside, it is a good chance to see the candidates before they tear each other’s head off in next week’s debate. City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi also attended. Not surprisingly, Mayor Hannemann is absent, instead being represented by one of his deputies, Sidney Quintal.
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This Honolulu mayor's race should have a nickname the way ESPN gives a big college football game a catchy description title. The "March for the Mayor 08" with M.H, A.K, and P.P. Scratch the initials of the first and last name nicknames.

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Just received an unsolicited call from a 703 area code, picked the phone up and the voice tells me to vote for Panos Prevedouros. Why do I get picked to receive this phone call?? Guess he is hiring some mainland firm to handle these voice automated calls.

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Just received an unsolicited call from a 703 area code, picked the phone up and the voice tells me to vote for Panos Prevedouros. Why do I get picked to receive this phone call?? Guess he is hiring some mainland firm to handle these voice automated calls.
Interesting. I did some checking, and lo and behold: apparently, you aren’t the only one receiving automated political phone calls from the 703 area code. Maybe it’s a “underdog desperation” thaang.
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The one in particular was coming from a 703 area code number with a named caller ID, so it rang through. Turns out it was calls from Huckabees campaign automated dialer.
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