120.4: Craig Santos Perez:: from the legends of juan malo: juan malo & the next american president 120

from the legends of juan malo: juan malo & the next american president

       [a malologue]

Get ready for the latest, greatest Obama campaign subgroup: Pacific Islanders for Obama (sign up on Facebook today)! President Obama salutes the Pacific Islanders enlisting from the shining shores of the Hawaiian Islands to our Pacific Island territories, all fulfilling the American dream. Therefore, I, Barack Obama, do hereby proclaim May 2009 as Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The Pacific Islanders for Obama car magnet is a great way to make a statement when you’re cruising in your truck. The Obamas will once again vacation in Hawaii over the holidays this year, but this time it will be a bit more expensive than previous trips, costing taxpayers $4 million (that’s a lot of SPAM!). The President and his family are renting a five-bedroom estate in Oahu all with ocean views. Obama’s vacation consisted largely of trips to the gym and golf course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. On a recent visit, President Obama and his daughters cooled off with a shave ice, the local version of a snow cone. Obama said he feels a little odd wearing a suit in Hawaii. This grey Pacific Islanders for Obama T-shirt is a great way to show that you stand with President Obama in 2012 (Made in the USA). Obama was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961 at the old Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital at 1611 Bingham Street—wink, wink. President Obama, hosting APEC in Hawaii, emphasized the importance of exploiting the Pacific region to the American economy. Mr. President, almost two-thirds of us Pacific Islanders voted for YOU! We voted for CHANGE! On the heels of announcing that the 21st century is “America’s Pacific Century,” the militarization of Guam has become a “top priority.” Obama appointed a Guam son, Tony Babauta, as Assistant Secretary of the Interior For Insular Areas. After almost three years in office, President Obama finally decided to visit Guam. After delaying his trip to Guam three times, Obama landed on Guam in the middle of the night, to refuel Air Force One on his way across the Pacific. His visit comes just days after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped on Guam for a refueling stop on her way to Manila. Senator Barack Obama appeared to win the Democratic caucuses in Guam on Saturday, defeating Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by a seven-vote margin. A protest entitled “Hey Mr. President, Come Meet the Residents,” was organized outside the gates of Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base. Protestors brought banners and posters, including one lit with flashlights and aimed upwards. It read “Guam: Where America’s President Refuels.” According to The Obamas, by Jodi Kantor, Michelle Obama’s office in the East Wing of the White House became so isolated that aides referred to it as “Guam” because it was “pleasant but powerless.” Our Pacific Islanders for Obama buttons look great pinned to any military or hotel uniform. Wear them and shaka wave for the President who once said: “I am a Pacific Islander too.”