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Corporate lobbyist to protect Hawaii's land and natural resources?

[Updated 10:55pm 3/15/15]

3/12/15 video of the Senate Water and Land Committee where each senator explains his vote:

This is a special post for my "mainland" readers because they find some of the politics here absurd and hilarious in a really terrifying way. For instance, they find our allowing legislators to run fundraisers while the Legislature is in session to be an invitation to buy legislation. We just call it "local style."

On the other hand, they keep telling me if I don't like a particular politician we should just vote them out. Fine, but that means voting someone else in and I keep telling them THAT system is broken.

For example: We just gave the boot to Governor Abercrombie, and in a big way. It's the very first time an incumbent Governor has been ousted, and by landslide too. We didn't like a lot of things about him. We REALLY didn't like his Public Land Development Corporation (PLDC) that would turn over public lands to corporate develo…