Wednesday, 02.20.08 Posted by:Katie
Aloha Kakahiaka na haumana o johnthenewsking! Good Morning, everyone.
The caucuses last night were crazy, awesome, and inspiring all at the same time. My mom got there at around five thirty to register as Democrat and they were already running out of registration forms. So they waited and waited to vote, but their precinct and the neighboring precincts had run out of ballots. The precinct captains TORE UP PIECES OF A YELLOW LEGAL PAD and they wrote the name of the candidate on it. Go figure. The average Hawaii caucus was about 4,000 voters, but this year with about 50% percent of precincts reporting there are about 15,000 votes.
So, Suzanne Malveaux has been on Oahu reporting. I think she is an amazing, competent reporter, but I can’t stand her shirt.
There are so many companies and stores (like Manuhealii) that make beautiful dresses and tops. Places like Hilo Hattie and the ABC Store are closer to Waikiki, but driving a little to that store is totally worth it. Ok, that was Part One of my rant.
Part Two: John called Hawaii the remote islands and geographically, we are. These are a few things that I have to clear up about the Aloha State. And yes, I have actually been asked about each one.
-Yes, we have electricity
-Yes, we have internet access
-No, we don’t have thatched roofs. We’ve got shingles and everything.
-I don’t surf to other islands. Actually, I don’t surf at all.
-I actually perfer jeans to hula skirts.
Ok, now the part that you’ve all been waiting for.. I just googled John King + CNN
John King- Master Manipulator
“My son jokes with me… that he actually likes what I do now,” King said. “But I’m a little worried about it, because the cab driver who brought me here today said, ‘I love that map board.’ It’s obviously connecting with people in a way beyond what I would’ve thought.
This is kind of a negative CNN article, but look at this quote.
The diamond in this rough is John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent, whose cool parsing of voting patterns is superb.
Ok, John and the Wall were on tonight from the beginning of the Election Center to Larry King Live. It was more of the same, which is as always, amazing. My iTunes is acting up, so no caps, sorry! However I found pics from the 2005 and 2006 NBA Tech Summits.