It was shocking that Barack Obama graduated from Harvard as the president of Law Review, but got no serious job offers. In fact he only got one job offer, and that was from criminally indicted convict Tony Rezko.
Perhaps just as shocking is Hawaii, the state from which Obama hails and a very Liberal state, doesn’t want this named after Obama!
As reported in the Chicago Tribune,
Stanley Chang hatched a plan last year to overcome seven years of failed attempts to name something after Hawaii’s most famous native son.
Chang had heard from a congressional staffer that Obama often spoke fondly of body surfing there as a teen. And he had read an interview in which the president described his ideal day as one spent at the Oahu beach.
“It was almost a prose poem,” said Chang. Obama imagined a sea turtle swimming in profile, “like a hieroglyph in the water,” the rolling crest of a perfect wave, the sunset “glittering” as the swimsuit-clad commander in chief sipped a soda.
Chang, who recently stepped down from the Honolulu City Council, submitted his bill, insisting that the beach was one of the president’s “favorite places in the world.”
Like all of the previous Obama naming efforts, however, it has gone nowhere.
This isn’t the only attempt to name something after Obama that has failed.
Since 2009, Hawaii’s politicos have sought to name two schools, an abandoned lot, a scenic overlook and two state holidays after Obama. An effort to put the 1960s-era cinder-block apartment building, where he lived, on the National Historic registry fell short.
For now, the most famous thing that bears Obama’s name here is the “Snowbama,” a shaved ice that’s a mix of lemon, lime, cherry and passion guava flavors and sells for $4 at Island Snow, one of the president’s favorite vacation haunts.
To hear Obama discuss his legislative achievements and his transcendental presidency, one would think that Hawaii would be feverishly naming things after America’s first black president.
I know how the Left tries to spin things, but some things make it very clear how people really feel about Obama, and the people of Hawaii have spoken. Something tells me these people know what the future will write about Obama, and there is no reason to put up things that you may later have to remove.