Political Musical Chairs? Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie Fills All The Seats

Ed Morita/edmorita@me.com

On Jan. 15, just one day before the Hawaii Legislature opened its 2013 session, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the appointment of Justin Woodson of Kahului to the state House of Representatives.

Woodson filled the seat left vacant by Gil Keith-Agaran, who the governor appointed to the state Senate on Jan. 7 to fill the seat of Shan Tsutsui.

The governor persuaded Tsutsui to take the lieutenant governor job after Brian Schatz was appointed by you-know-who to the U.S. Senate to replace the late Dan Inouye.

If Arnold Schwarzenegger was the "Governator" of California — because of the Terminator movies, remember? — we might want to call Abercrombie the "Appointernator."

After all, in little over two years in office, he's appointed nearly 10 percent of the 76-member Legislature.

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