The Great Case-Akaka ‘Debate’


The roads to the Dole Cannery were lined with Akaka supporters on Tuesday waving signs for the “Great Senator.” At the entrance of the ballroom Dan Akaka, shrouded in ti-leaf leis, greeted his supporters and admires with his grandfatherly smile.

The room was packed, the food okay, the company weighted toward Akaka supporters with a few independents actually interested in the issues.

The coin was tossed, Congressman Ed Case won and, strangely, he chose to speak first. Up he went talking about transition