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January 4, 2013



If you hang around long enough…

Remember when Obama, derided as a celebrity, was captured by paparazzi in the islands with his shirt off? Remember when the haters were framing the Hawaiian heritage as evidence of Obama the foreigner, the other? Remember all the chatter about golf time? Not only has much of that noise dissipated, but after Sandy, the election, Sandy Hook and the cliff, it’s hard to begrudge the President a dip in paradise.

(photo: Pete Souza/White House. caption: U.S. President Barack Obama jumps into the ocean at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii)

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