They just keep dropping like flies over at the embarrassing Abercrombie administration. Two days removed from Abercrombie’s top 2 advisors leaving, and one day removed from a third staff member leaving, a 4 staff member has effectively left the Abercrombie administration.
Laurie Au, the deputy communications director, was the press secretary for Abercrombie’s campaign. Sources say her decision to leave was based on the resignations of Amy Asselbaye, the chief of staff, Andrew Aoki, the deputy chief of staff, and Josh Levinson, the communications director. While this may be true, the fact of the matter is something very wrong is going on within the Abercrombie administration.
Au, 26, who is a former Honolulu Star-Bulletin reporter, said that she, like Levinson, would stay on the job until the governor finds a replacement.
Sources close to the administration continue to insist that Asselbaye and Aoki left on their own, even though many acknowledge there was tension between the younger advisers and some of the older allies who served on the transition team after the election.
Neil Abercrombie can no longer hide the fact that there is a serious internal crisis within his administration. Meanwhile, the voters in Hawaii are now left wondering how we can get Abercrombie out before his term is up.