To the White House!
One of the more exciting American political races at the start of this month was that of Makua Rothman, who was running for Honolulu City Council there on the famed isle of Oahu. Running for district two, which covers the North Shore and Waikele, the big-wave surfer and eldest son of strongman Eddie Rothman gave a spirited effort but came up short, losing after garnering 44% of the vote as compared to attorney Matt Weyer’s 46%.
Those excited about Rothman’s rising political star were made sad but, hours ago, their spirits revived as he was named as one of four people joining the staff of newly elected state senator Brenton Awa.
According to Hawaii News Now, “Awa, a former news anchor, announced on Thursday his team members who will serve District 23 residents from the North Shore to East Oahu,” and also includes Jesse Rivera, a musician.
Awa, a Republican, squeaked by his Democratic opponent in the last moments and called the victory a “roller coaster ride.”
Surfers across the land hope that Rothman makes a name for himself in Awa’s office and uses the momentum to sling to a position himself before launching on the national stage and eventually taking the White House.
Imagine the joy of having a Hawaiian surfer as leader of the free world.
Obama didn’t count as he only lived in Hawaii and also bodysurfed.