Hawaiian pols pressing to erect statue of Obama

Perhaps smarting from having been snubbed by Barack Obama when he chose Chicago for the site of his presidential non-library, aka the book-free Obama Presidential Center (complete with basketball court), it looks as though Hawaiian politicians are seeking to get in on the action from memorializing the First Black President – and perhaps generate a few more tourists. At least that is how I interpret a somewhat bizarre news item. According to KITV television in Hawaii: A state Senate committee in Hawaii is calling for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts commission the statue. I don't understand how the erection of a statue relates to the Hawaiian judiciary, but the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is a state agency, so it has to pay attention...(Read Full Post)