Endorsements belie Souki’s claim of neutrality

I have always supported Joe Souki, as he has done much for our islands.

Comes a time, however, when, in the words of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” Well, it is time to put that adage into practice.

Joe’s endorsement of Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui is bewildering considering that he has always stayed neutral when there are two or more Democratic candidates vying for the same office. And he does this in a very blatant way – he poses with Neil and Shan and, in the June 25 article, he makes the claim of being neutral in contested races between candidates of the same party.

There is another adage that is applicable in this case: “Birds of a feather flock together.”

So does that mean Shan supports Neil’s action in taking away $45 million from the Department of Education rather than looking elsewhere, which really is payback to the teachers, and giving raises to the top echelon of the DOE instead?

David Ige is going to win. Will Shan be able to work with him knowing that his values mirror that of Neil, i.e., questioning the veracity of the letter sent to him by Sen. Daniel Inouye recommending Colleen Hanabusa, which was insulting to Dan and wife Irene.

Mary Cochran