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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Video: Randy Roth Clobbers Wayne Yoshioka
By Video @ 1:26 AM :: 6735 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Olelo: Randy Roth clobbers Wayne Yoshioka

In a recently videotaped session moderated by Public Radio's Beth Ann Kozlovich, Randy Roth took on Wayne Yoshioka on the rail issue. See this it is highly entertaining;

Here's Dennis Callan's review of it.

Randy Roth did a wonderful job in a rail debate last week with Wayne Yoshioka on ‘Olelo. If you didn’t see the debate, you would really enjoy watching it.

The way Randy handled each question with calm, polite knowledge was such a stark contrast with Yoshioka, who was consistently offensive and condescending. In the fast-paced hour Randy was able to bring up all the important issues and repeat them for emphasis during the program. Yoshioka on the other hand, often came across as an obnoxious know-it-all, like this: “what Randy is spewing out there is the rhetoric that the anti-rail has always been spewing about what has been put out there” (20:32).

“I’m gonna, I’m gonna put my foot down here. Uhm, you know, this is supposed to be a discussion panel, and what I’m not going to stand for during this discussion panel is Randy sittin there and spouting the, uhh, the anti-rail rhetoric that’s been part of their propaganda throughout the entire campaign…let me finish…(it’s) absolute conjecture on their part.” (14:28)

Then Yoshioka denies they want “elevated heavy rail” and tries to call it a new, non-existent category, “light metro.” A short while later he totally interrupts, then keeps talking over Randy while the moderator tries to calm things down. A very weak performance versus someone in complete control, articulate, smiling and friendly.






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