By Derrick DePledge
State Sen. David Ige spoke candidly about growing up in Hawaii and the challenges of public speaking during an interview with comedian Andy Bumatai as the pair drove through Ige's hometown of Pearl City.
The interview was part of Bumatai's "In The Car" show.
In one of the most interesting exchanges, the soft-spoken state senator acknowledges that he is not as good a public speaker as Gov. Neil Abercrombie, his opponent in the Democratic primary. Ige also confessed that he still gets nervous before debates.
Ige: "For me, I'm an engineer. So I think the other part of the challenge is that I need to be accurate. I cannot make things up. I don't feel comfortable making things up.
Bumatai: ``Aw, there's your problem."
Ige: "I know. So I can't fake it, you know. Somebody asks me a question I need to answer and I need to answer correctly, because I won't make it up."