Price: "You keep using the word 'honest' senator; where you from?"
Hooser: "Where am I from? Kapa'a."
Price: "Yeah, where were you born and raised?"
Hooser: "I was born in California. I graduated high school at Radford High School."
Price: "You got blue eyes?"
Hooser: "(Laughs) I do. Does that matter?"
Price: "Yes, to us it does. Because when local people hear somebody from the Mainland talk about how honest everything is that means that something's wrong. You know when they say 'frankly' or 'honestly' we did a lot of things, you know and stuff like that, that sounds suspicious."
Hooser: "You know, I don't really appreciate a reference to where I'm from, from California, or my blue eyes, Mr. Price."
Price: "Well I don't care what you think."
There are so many things wrong in that blockquote that it is really hard to find a starting point in which to make Price look like the ass he is. He does a pretty good job without any help.
I have spoken on this subject many times- people who make race the first and only issue- and how this type of narrowminded thinking so easily infects like minded people. So, Larry Price has something against haole's? Eye color makes a difference in validating one's character? Let's take a look at Price's biography from the KSSK website:
Broadcasting degrees - USC (5 years) and Stanford (6 years); he also went to a local college, Univeristy of Hawaii Manoa for 9 years. 20 years of school for a degree in broadcasting? I hope there is more to this than what the numbers say. Most doctors have 4 years undergrad, 4 years medical school, then 3-5 internship. Price had more schooling than a doctor to get a degree in broadcasting? He makes Van Wilder look like an overachiever. I wonder how many haole's Price came across during his schooling on the mainland- must have been an emotional roller coaster for him.
Other jobs - Price is an assistant MBA professor at Chaminade. I feel a little better about his schooling now, but I hope that his disdain for eye color and birth place isn't indoctrinated to his students. We have enough problems with liberal teachers poisoning thier students minds with political ideas without having to hear racist overtones. I thought that Price's side job as a Color Commentator for Oceanic cable was ironic.
Price also writes for the MidWeek, a local paper with 250k circulation. His mediocre writing should be confined to this paper as his columns are budding from his radio show. Price supports drug testing for all parents who want to put their kids in public school, beleives Iwalai White was denied her position on the Public Safety Committee becuase she is Hawaiian and a woman, and hailed the "public humiliation" of Peter Young by a "Democratic controlled senate". There is a distinct pattern that aligns so flawlessly with the rest of the liberal agenda.
Although Price pulled a mini-Imus, his slip up cause a big stir with the people of Hawaii, eye color notwithstanding. Hooser had this to say, and it refelcted my thinking, "I've lived in this state for 37 years and my kids were born here. It's insulting."
I have lived here for 15 years and 3 of my children were born here. But, in Price's brown eye's, they will not embody the aloha spirit because they have light skin, light colored hair, and blue eyes.
But the nail in the coffin for Price, when faced with a logical follow question to an illogical line of questioning, was when he said, "I don't care what you think." So typical of the tolerant left, that it is probably just a Pavlovian response. I wonder if there will be as much local outcry here for this jackass to leave his radio show as there was for Imus' off color remarks.