July 27, 2010

The Distinguished Gentleman gambit

Filed under: Hawaii Media,Hawaii State Politics — Doug @ 7:03 pm

I never listen to KSSK, so I can only wonder if there has been any mention on the air of Senator Sam Slom’s opponent for District 8? Check it out, Slom’s opponent is a Democrat named … Larry Price. Heh.

Oh, and by the way, that better-known “guy on the right” made a blunder in his latest MidWeek column where he notes that Representatives Ward, Marumoto, and Thielen are running unopposed—and then says he can’t remember the last time the Democrats let that happen in a major race. To refresh his memory, then, Representative Thielen ran unopposed in 2008 and 2006, too.


  1. Different Larry Price. See, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Larry-Price-for-State-Senate/129441293752834

    Comment by Forward_Observer — July 28, 2010 @ 7:09 am

  2. @Forward_Observer Duck! The point of my post might hit you in the head…

    I know it’s a different guy, of course. Which could be why I put the same Facebook link within my post?

    Comment by Doug — July 28, 2010 @ 7:17 am

  3. Shush! I am hoping Larry gets enough votes due to “name (mis)recognition” to put him over the top. Lay low! 8)

    Comment by Kolea — July 28, 2010 @ 11:24 am

  4. Kolea, I’m tempted to say that the East Oahu demographic isn’t dumb — or ignorant — enuf to mistakenly elect THIS Larry Price thinking he’s THAT Larry Price. But I’d be wrong. After all, they’ve elected Sam Slom all these years so they must be both dumb AND ignorant!

    Comment by ohiaforest3400 — July 29, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

  5. @Ohiaforest3400 Ouch! In their defense I’ll ask, has Slom ever faced a strong opponent in the past?

    Comment by Doug — July 29, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

  6. Fair question, but a District that has also elected Gene Ward and Bud Stonebraker and rejected Bill Hoshijo doesn’t appear to want anyone of real substance. They just want someone to serve up platitudes like “Governmner isn’t the solution, it’s the problem” that reflect a total lack of civic engagement.

    Comment by ohiaforest3400 — July 30, 2010 @ 11:35 am

  7. BTW, I see the Distinguished Gentleman is being shown again on television. I happen to think it is a BRILLIANT portrayal of Washington D.C. politics in the vein of “Mr Smith Goes to Washington” or “Dave.”

    Sorry to see it only gets Two Stars. Heck, Kevin McCarthy deserves two of those stars all by himself for his portrayal of the slimy, cynical lobbyist who explains the system to the new congressman.

    Eddie Murphy has been in more than his share of lame movies. But he is actually quite good in this one.

    Comment by Kolea — July 30, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

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