Watch: A blackout leaves everyone, including the Obamas, in the dark Friday night. CNN's Ed Henry reports.
Can the press see him now????
I'm surprised that Pat Robertson, or some other unstable evangelical christian monkey preacher hasn't claimed that the lightening storms were part of a supernatural warning.
You disappoint me – are they using candles or flashlights? I thought the press pool would make sure that they had immediate access to vital information of that sort!
Took a full 12 hours for Waikiki and Diamond Head to get their power back up.
Lost power around 6:30 p.m., and Waikiki usually starts to liven up after dark...too bad for the tourists.
We're up and functioning just fine now. :)
Hope the Secret Service was on the ball!
Leaders in the dark? How fitting,...
Wow,the President-elect sure does pack some power.
Now if we could only have a news blackout on the minutia of the Obamas family vacation, and focus instead on REAL news...
Enjoy your holiday Mr. President-Elect.
Earth to the RNC: the ‘n’ word is offensive to anybody who has been paying attention to the cultural development of race relations in the US for the past 50 years. The RNC appears to be destined to complete the termination of the GOP that was begun by G W Bush and nearly completed by John McCain. Way to go, RNC, please keep up the good work. I can hardly wait for the day when the mention of the phrase ‘Republican Party’ is met with the questions: what’s that?
Maybe the "Blackout" was telling the Obama's to leave.
There you go..... Even in Hawaii.... :)
Reading some of the Post . . . just goes to show why other Countries view Americans as "NOT VERY SMART" !
So, for the next four years Republicans will blow anything related to Obama completely out of proportion. Yell for a special prosecutor, do everything they can to try and destroy Obama's presidency the same way they did to Bill Clinton. Yeah, sounds like they really love this country. Pitiful, pitiful. Wonder where all you haters were while Bush and Republicans were destroying this country?
The timing is certainly interesting. What was the /actual/ cause of and /actual/ actors-agents in creating the power failure?
So what? Would this be news if Obama wasn't there? Pathetic.
That might would have happened on christmas day, or christmas eve. But I guess why spoiling it for eveyone. Dark is black and black is beautiful.
The only blackout that needs to be reported is the blackout in George Bush's head.
Obama: Typical minority, didn't pay his electric bill !!
Can't believe that he's still around to make fun of. little president elect bin laden excuse me obamba whatever, what a joke. The new song is cute, though.
Can't believe obama didn't walk out on the water and demand power be restored. Maybe he just needed a smoke in private?
TO_Ernie in LA December 27th, 2008 2:14 pm ET
Maybe the "Blackout" was telling the Obama's to leave.***Maybe The Blackout was telling you to SHUT the H_LL UP***
God, please keep your Ps. 91 protection over PE Obama, family, friends, and all of your people, in Jesus' name. Thank you.
Clifford, when you want to be offensive, you have to go all the way. 'Minority' is not offensive, if you really mean it, why not insult us all the way i.e. be specific. You should feel better when you cross that threshold from 'guy uncomfortable with different people' to 'total bigot'. God bless.
From the comment of the "Texas teacher" I understand why there is such an urgent need to reform the Educational system in this Country.
The ignorance is so palbable it's scary!
We really need to do something about this kind of ignorant people, or they will drag all of us down where 8 years of RNC administration was heading to!
I cannot believe we let these apes (they do not believe in Darwinism, so it makes sense....for them) elect and rielect Bush! They do not even realize the mess we are in is their fault!
They almost destryed our country, and are still "smart" talking, (sorry, I know it is a stretch) instead of looking for a cave to hide for the NEXT 8 years!