US Congressman Neil Abercrombie is Hawaii’s new governor, winning over his Republican challenger Duke Aiona by a wide margin (58 – 41 %). Abercrombie is a long-time family friend of Barack Obama, and the man who read a letter from President Obama stating he was born at the Kapi’olani Hospital at that organization’s 100th anniversary gala dinner in January of 2009. Abercrombie, unlike some Democratic candidates this year, was not at all shy about accepting an endorsement from President Obama, making a video from Obama the centerpiece of his campaign web site.
In Hawaii, like many states, the director of the Department of Health is an appointed position, and we may expect a replacement for Dr. Chiyome Fukino wh0 was appointed to that position by the then newly elected Republican governor Lingle.
If it could be possible, Hawaii may become an even less hospitable place for the birthers.