Monday, August 11, 2008

I know Hawaii is a state, but...

I have always liked Cokie Roberts because she comes from an old democratic family in Louisiana. Her dad, Hale Boggs was House Majority Leader until he died in 1972 and then her mom Lindy Boggs served as a representative until 1991.
That being said, yesterday, she criticized Obama for taking his family on a vacation to Hawaii which in her words "does not make any sense whatsoever." She then went on to say "I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state, but it has the look of him going off to some sort of foreign, exotic place. He should be in Myrtle Beach, and, you know, if he's going to take a vacation at this time."
How does it not make sense for Obama to visit his grandmother and sister in the state where he was born? Why would anyone be so stupid to criticise him for taking his family to Hawaii on a vacation? Why would Myrtle Beach have been a more appropriate spot? Is South Carolina more American than Hawaii? This is the kind of bs I expect to hear from the McCain campaign because they can't come up with anything better but not from Cokie Roberts.

Here's a link to another article on Obama's elitist vacation:

And here is another link complete with pictures of some indigenous people Obama encountered on his exotic vacation:

1 comment:

Tam said...

It's weird. Aside from the obvious fact of it being part of our country, I really don't think Hawaii is particularly exotic-sounding to Americans. It's not like he's vacationing in the French Riviera.

I sometimes think it's the media elite who are completely out of touch with the experiences of "ordinary Americans."