Thursday, December 04, 2008

Terrible vog, plus NOW he tells us!;UPDATED -An admission!

The vog in Kona today was as bad as I've ever seen it. Going down Kam III Road you could make out the shoreline, barely, but the rest of the ocean faded into a brown-white haze. Ugly.

And speaking of people not being able to see what's right in front of them, I join Kristine Kubat in her amusement at Reed Flickinger's editorial in WHT. Reed is shocked, shocked that our new mayor, Billy Kenoi, who ran out the back door of Shooters to avoid talking to police, isn't an absolute stickler for the letter of the law. West Hawaii Today was the dog that didn't bark during the campaign as far as that story went. Reed's newspaper didn't regard the Shooters incident, and what it said about Kenoi, as something useful to the voters before the election. But as Kristine says, better late than never.

UPDATE: Maybe there is a new start. Just the title of this West Hawaii Today article, "County Admits Wrongdoing," represents a quantum leap forward from the usual weasely CYA reactions from our local governments (although the documents still haven't been released, apparently). Kudos to the Kenoi administration for making a good start.

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