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'Pay to play' remains a reality in isle politics, corrupting all involved

By Tadahiko "Tad" Ono

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 01, 2012

~~<p>&quot;Pay-to-play&quot; is getting a lot of attention during this election year, with charges of &quot;smears&quot; and &quot;lies&quot; hurled between opposing camps.</p>
<p>But this shouldn't be dismissed as a political attack by one group against another. Pay-to-play is real and has been part of Hawaii's political culture for decades.</p>
~~

"Pay-to-play" is getting a lot of attention during this election year, with charges of "smears" and "lies" hurled between opposing camps.

But this shouldn't be dismissed as a political attack by one group against another. Pay-to-play is real and has been part of Hawaii's political culture for decades. Login for more...



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