Governor Lingle calls Superferry special session

Undeterred by the Honolulu Advertiser front page article about campaign contributions from the Hawaii Superferry corporation to her campaign, Governor Lingle has officially called a special legislative session to exempt the Superferry from restrictions of Hawaii environmental law.

A pity, but not a surprise.

Hawaii politics have been in rife, in recent weeks, with several headline examples of the poor state of people-centered governance in this ‘democracy.’ Stryker, UARC, Superferry – these are all examples of corporate, military, and elite political interests coalescing to bring about an unpopular result.

Ahea la e huli ia ai keia aupuni?