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Caldwell denies deal with mayor led to post - News

There are 43 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Feb 12, 2009, titled Caldwell denies deal with mayor led to post - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Kirk Caldwell, grilled during a City Council confirmation hearing on his appointment as managing director, denied that he made any deals with Mayor Mufi Hannemann last year to leave a state House post to run ...

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Crooked Slimy Politician

Honolulu, HI

#1 Feb 12, 2009
I can personally attest that Captain Kirk is as honorable and truthful as myself -- honest injun!
Ummsuure

Hilo, HI

#2 Feb 12, 2009
The Mufia
Mr X

United States

#3 Feb 12, 2009
And what is this new city manager's management experience? Oh yes, he was a lawyer.
Crooked Slimy Politician

Honolulu, HI

#4 Feb 12, 2009
I can personally attest that goofy mufi is as honorable and truthful as myself -- honest injun!
Crooked Slimy Politician

Honolulu, HI

#5 Feb 12, 2009
I can personally attest that rod blagoyavich is as honorable and truthful as myself -- honest injun!
Crooked Slimy Politician

Honolulu, HI

#6 Feb 12, 2009
I pay all of my taxes all of the time.........okay most of the time..........okay okay some of the time......okay okay okay only when I get caught.......and I need a cabinet position.
An Observer

Keaau, HI

#7 Feb 12, 2009
Now if Djou is concenred about backroom deals o the filing deadline, he should ask Councilman Duke Bainum to take the stand.
manini

Kapaau, HI

#8 Feb 12, 2009
Of course there was a backroom deal. It's the only way Mufi knows to operate. And I'd say Caldwell had more than a "little" help from Mufi aides. Don't forget Mufi appointee DeCosta (City Clerk) allowed Caldwell to take his nominating papers out of the office after filing them to gather more signatures after it was apparent he didn't have the requisite number of signatures and after the filing deadline. That act bordered on criminal, not a little help.
Herb

Honolulu, HI

#9 Feb 12, 2009
Did Bainum make any deals with Kobayashi to snap up her free council seat? That's the real story.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#10 Feb 12, 2009
the talentless and embarrassing caldwell needs to retire.
oopsalice

San Diego, CA

#11 Feb 12, 2009
City Council don't do it, don't confirm....I don't care what bald face lie he told ya...a backroom deal was made with the Mufster. I mean come on, look in the mirror,"what would you have done?" Exactly...he did the same...politics all around..
HITaxpayer

Honolulu, HI

#12 Feb 12, 2009
Anybody truly believe there was not a backroom deal, I have a great bridge in SF I'll sell you cheap.

Endorsement by Blake (gay marriage) Oshiro, boy that really gives me confidence in Capt. Kirk
kapaa

Lihue, HI

#13 Feb 12, 2009
caldwell for governor? that is a good joke
local

Kailua, HI

#14 Feb 12, 2009
I just saw Kirk Caldwell wearing a on the job training badge on his aloha shirt. He also had his training wheels attached who was the mayor.
kailuaresident

Kaneohe, HI

#15 Feb 12, 2009
This article somewhat misquotes Kirk. he said the City people who helped him took vacation time and met him off of City property. Failure to do either would be a violation. Bainum also denied that he and Kobayashi had any sort of deal in place, so all you calling out Caldwell better call out Dukie and Ann as well.
FUBAR in the Hale

Honolulu, HI

#16 Feb 12, 2009
Mr X wrote:
And what is this new city manager's management experience? Oh yes, he was a lawyer.
What did you expect? Another architect?
FUBAR in the Hale

Honolulu, HI

#17 Feb 12, 2009
The Mayor probably appointed Caldwell because Caldwell would be a yes sir kind of person when it came to the rail. Anyone by any chance see that brown smudge on Caldwell's nose on tv yesterday? Thank god the Digital upgrade did not include "smell"avision.
SB Reporting a Joke

Washington, DC

#18 Feb 12, 2009
"Kirk Caldwell, grilled during a City Council confirmation hearing on his appointment as managing director, denied that he made any deals with Mayor Mufi Hannemann last year to leave a state House post to run for a Council spot."

Well of course he denied it! What a stupid article.
"Yes, I made a deal with the mayor so I could get a good, cruise kine, city job. What are you gonna do about it?" Sheesh...
bunda

Wahiawa, HI

#19 Feb 12, 2009
What do you expect? a drunk putting in the good word for caldwell.
Fazi

Wahiawa, HI

#20 Feb 12, 2009
No wonder the City is going down the tubes by the unqualified people that get appointed. I know I can do a better job.

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