Carmen Lindsey begins her political career with a broken promise, which does not bode well for Hawaii and Hawaiians. She promised she wouldn't run for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs if Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed her to the interim seat.
For many months now, she has enjoyed all the advantages of incumbency, including a monthly column in the OHA newspaper circulated to all registered voters, as well as appearances at many public events attended by OHA trustees throughout the islands.
There were at least four other qualified individuals who sought the interim appointment but withdrew their names from consideration because they planned to run for the permanent seat. Lindsey is the only one to promise she would not run. Now she has broken that promise.
Is this the sort of conduct we can expect if she is elected? Where is her sense of honor and fairness?