Are lawmakers better spellers than newscasters? I don't know. But I'm pulling out the biased card and putting my money on Representative Isaac Choy...
The Manoa lawmaker was one of several VIP guests to play an on-stage speller in the production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Manoa Valley Theater on Thursday, July 2, 2009.
He was joined by some of the people you see daily bringing us the news and weather, including Ben Gutierrez (KGMB9), Pamela Young (KITV4), Leland Kim (KHNL8), and Angela Keen (former KHNL anchor).
One politician against four media bigwigs, you say!? Don't fret. Former State Representative and current Democratic Party Chair Brian Schatz buzzed with the hive of special guests as well.
Oh, did I mention that a few of these special Putnam County spelling wizards are fluent in Twitterverse too? I bet that gave them some leverage over the other contestants ;)
According to a press release from GooseGrade.com, Twitter users, on average, are better spellers than the average Joe. Find these tweeps @angelakeen, @bengutierrez, @brianschatz, @lelandkim.
Rep. Choy said that he had fun participating in the VIP night and we at the HHB headquarters are disappointed to have missed what seemed to be an evening full of laughter.
Photo 1: Rep. Isaac Choy with Aunty Gloria of the production "the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Photo 2: The cast of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" with the Twitta girls.