Take cab keys away from Abercrombie



Take cab keys away from Abercrombie

While I remember Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s original and novel yellow cab campaign promotion from the 1980s and ‘90s, I cannot smile at his latest television commercial.

Like many other public school teachers who voted for him in the last election, we were profoundly disappointed to have him “rear end”—or “blind side,” take your pick—all of us during the last teacher contract negotiation. Unlike the wondrous ladies in his campaign ad, in real life I felt more like the victim of a hit-and-run accident, with you-know-who at the wheel.

While Neil Abercrombie may have once stood for change and integrity and fashioned himself as the “people’s candidate,” his tenure as governor only confirmed one thing: absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Time to take this driver’s keys away.

Matt Nakamura
Hawaii Kai