A bad idea with a lei is still a bad idea

The dogged reporters at the stellar Hawaii Reporter shine the cold, harsh light of day on the height of democracy gone bad in America–state and local government in Hawaii. Thank god it is paradise, otherwise the politicians there would make it hell. The latest lovely bit is a plan to fund campaigns for the state legislature with tax dollars. Lurking under the smell of hibiscus is the smell of something fishy, and rotten.