Obama Stops By to See "Typical White Person" in Hawaii… Brings Camera Crew
Barack Obama stopped by to see G-Damn AmeriKKKa Wright, er, I mean, the “typical white person” who raised him in Hawaii today.
…Some times it’s hard to tell them apart.
Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, a bank vice president, and grandfather, Stanley Dunham, a salesman, lived in a two-bedroom apartment in downtown Honolulu and helped raise their grandson Barack until he graduated from high school. Barack rarely talks about his grandmother. She is in poor health and still lives in the same Hawaii apartment he grew up in. (Washington Post)
Barack’s white grandmother has been too ill to travel. She suffers from severe osteoporosis that keeps her from traveling from Hawaii. But, she does come up in his campaign speeches once in a while. Barack mentioned her when he was campaigning in his grandfather’s home town in Kansas and also when he needed someone to compare to Rev. Wright.
On Sunday Obama took the time to visit his ailing white grandmother– along with his campaign staff and a camera crew.
The Star Bulletin reported:
Obama — escorted by Secret Service and accompanied by a few campaign staff and a pool of reporters and camera crews — arrived at about 4:10 p.m. yesterday and spent an hour with his 85-year-old maternal grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who helped raise him. He was not accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and two daughters.
Obama waved to a few residents and reporters as he got into the elevator at the Punahou-area apartment building.
One woman who lives in the building had two books authored by Obama in hand and watched as the elevator doors closed. She waited patiently outside the elevator.
“I just hope I can still get an autograph,” said the woman, who did not want to give her name.
Another resident and her two sons awaited the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee with two red and green leis, then later went up in the elevator.
“They probably let her go up and give the leis,” the woman with the books said. “She’s giving something. I want something.”
But a man identified as the building owner said the Secret Service did not allow her to present Obama with the leis. The woman with the books did not get Obama’s autograph, either.
It was nice of him to bring his camera crew.
He may need material for a new ad.
Hat Tip Suzie