Obama helps Aloha State edge onto the...

Obama helps Aloha State edge onto the political map

There are 11 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jan 3, 2011, titled Obama helps Aloha State edge onto the political map. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

HONOLULU -

Traveling to Hawaii with Barack Obama isn't any fun.

At least not from within the presidential bubble, where the days are a blur of tropical tropes, shave ice, the suddenly floral wardrobe of CNN correspondent Ed Henry, and cup upon caffeinated cup of Kona coffee at the Moana Surfrider hotel, where the administration and its traveling chorus of reporters have set up a command center.

But outside the bubble, some exciting things are happening in Hawaii.

Now that Alaska has resolved the Lisa Murkowski-Joe Miller-Sarah Palin soap opera, Hawaii is taking the pole position of political surrealism in the far-flung states. The new governor, Neil Abercrombie, an iconic longhair and college pal of Barack Obama's father, has decided to make knocking down Obama birther conspiracies his top political priority. Embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who won his post in part with substantial support from the United States' island territories, frequently canvassed Hawaii last year and is no doubt counting on the state's influence as he seeks reelection.

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StevenCee

Littleton, CO

#1 Jan 3, 2011
I don't get this story, what's not fun about being in Paradise, on the beach, at the Moana, eating shave ice, drinking Kona coffee, & aloha shirts? Was rural Texas the more enjoyable place to hang with a vacationing president, tumbleweeds, cacti, boots, cowboy hats, & coffee from the 7-11?
Dwain Sawh

Newfield, NY

#2 Dec 2, 2011
Hawaii is a nice place for vacation. Come visit us anytime. The weater is always perfect.

http://www.LocalsInHawaii.Com
LaLa

Toledo, OH

#3 Dec 2, 2011
Hahaha Obama did not even know what continent the Aloha state was located!!!

He called it Asia!! What an idiot!! Lost without his TelePrompTer!!
Andy Felterbush

Lihue, HI

#4 Dec 2, 2011
LaLa wrote:
Hahaha Obama did not even know what continent the Aloha state was located!!!
He called it Asia!! What an idiot!! Lost without his TelePrompTer!!
OK, so which continent? I don't know either. I'd guess it's North America but it could also be argued that's its close to South America or Asia. I admit I've never even thought about it before.
Dwain Sawh

Newfield, NY

#5 Dec 2, 2011
Hawaii has had a long history in Washington. Senator Fong,Daniel Akaka ,Daniel K. Inouye

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_informa...

http://www.LocalsInHawaii.Com
Mr K

Manchester, UK

#6 Dec 28, 2011
I wonder if he is going to visit all 57 states this time before november election time?
ditto

Mililani, HI

#7 Dec 28, 2011
Mr K wrote:
I wonder if he is going to visit all 57 states this time before november election time?
OK smart guy is the UK part of Europe?
moosechelle

Honolulu, HI

#8 Dec 28, 2011
Hope he's not planning to move here and turn it into his own personal kingdom, appoint himself King of Hawaii. YIKERS!!
Crackhead Obama

Lihue, HI

#9 Dec 28, 2011
moosechelle wrote:
Hope he's not planning to move here and turn it into his own personal kingdom, appoint himself King of Hawaii. YIKERS!!
KIng of Kenya, perhaps.
Alice

Mililani, HI

#10 Dec 28, 2011
Crackhead Obama wrote:
<quoted text> KIng of Kenya, perhaps.
Accusing Obama of using crack Joe hon? I can see it now the presidential motorcade cruising Chinatown looking to score poop
Lunalilo

Kihei, HI

#11 Dec 28, 2011
Too bad turkey.

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