By Derrick DePledge
May is the month for political speeches, with both major political parties holding their state conventions and several politicians declaring for office.
But several political insiders are talking about Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi's Hawaii Pacific University commencement speech on May 15 at the Blaisdell Arena.
Kenoi's speech was a blend of inspiration and humor, with references to Maya Angelou and Ralph Waldo Emerson mixed with pidgin-inflected local knowledge.
The mayor told graduates that he had a 1.8 grade point average coming out of high school, but went to Hawaii Community College before graduating with honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and then earning his law degree at the University of Hawaii.
Watch the speech here.