Rambling Voicemail Left By HI Governor Adds To Mess After University Was Scammed

Nobody involved looks good


That was the start of a 4-minute voicemail that Gov. Neil Abercrombie left University of Hawaii President MRC Greenwood on August 16 just after the University announced it had likely been tricked into sending $200,000 to a fake promoter to schedule what they thought was a Stevie Wonder concert. (Hear Audio of Governor's August 16 call to MRC Greenwood/)

Instead, the University lost a $200,000 deposit and refunded tickets already sold. The entire debacle became known as the "Wonder Blunder."

In the voicemail, released to the media nearly four months after it was first left for Greenwood, the governor advised the UH president on how to handle the political and public fallout from the botched concert. He suggested she take swift and immediate action or would be faced with a Senate investigation.