The Sour Poi Awards 2012
Celebrating the best of the worst of 2012—the dumb, the deranged and the indefensible.
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WELCOME TO THE LAND OF ALOHA
An elderly Colorado couple visiting Kaua‘i to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary got kicked out of the Līhu‘e Airport after their flight home was cancelled because of stormy weather. It being after midnight, and raining, the couple and several others wanted to stay at the airport till morning, but a security guard threatened to call the police if they didn’t leave. The stranded group of travelers ended up sleeping on the concrete floor of a local shelter.
WE DON'T WANT TO SEE HOW HE DEBRIEFS HIS CLIENTS.
A Kauai lawyer was fined $250 in July after he was found guilty of licking the ear of a 21-year-old female client during a hug. In his sentencing, Judge Frank Rothschild said, “Quite frankly, these are the actions of a dirty old man.”
THANKS, AND BUH-BYE.
City Council member Nestor Garcia got fined $6,500 in July—the largest amount ever for a city official—for failing to disclose potential conflicts of interest generated by his position as executive director of the Kapolei Chamber of Commerce. While he served on the City Council, the Chamber provided supporting testimony on 52 bills and resolutions, ranging from the rail project to Kapolei rezoning measures, a situation the Ethics Commission called a basic financial conflict. Garcia did not win reelection in November.