How Hawaii Protected Obama During the Power Outage

Just noticed that Time online ran this interesting article:

How Hawaii Protected Obama During the Power Outage

…Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann ordered the Honolulu police department to beef up patrols in the area around Obama’s beachfront compound while the Hawaiian Electric Company sent a portable generator to the home to ensure that Obama’s family and staff were powered up. “We understand he’s okay in his compound,” said Hannemann, speaking Friday night. “Where he is staying has to be one of the most secure spots on the island.” Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle said an undisclosed branch of the military provided communications equipment to Obama’s security detail while state Civil Defense worked to ensure the generator was operating by 11:30 p.m. Friday night. “We stayed until we were certain that he was all taken care of,” said Lingle…

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2 Responses

  1. Of course the media is going to try and politize the whole event. Here are a couple pictures of Obama in our neighborhood.

  2. Interesting take on the whole ordeal, though I’ve read several news reports that conflict with this one…such as the information about the portable generator. Several media outlets say the Obama camp refused the offer of a generator, though I find Time Magazine’s version more believable.

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