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Senator apologizes for Obama comment
Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2008 | MARK NIESSE

Posted on 02/27/2008 4:06:07 PM PST by george76

Sen. Daniel Inouye has apologized for suggesting that Sen. Barack Obama's private high school in Hawaii was elitist.

Inouye said before his state's Feb. 19 Democratic caucuses that voters know Obama was born in Hawaii and graduated from one of its high schools, "but he went to Punahou, and that was not a school for the impoverished."

"To suggest that Punahou maybe set his life plan in place, I find it very interesting," Inouye said

Punahou, located in Honolulu, is one of the island's most prestigious private schools.

Inouye, 83, graduated from McKinley High School, a public school near Punahou's lush campus.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: barackobama; barryobama; danielinouye; election; inouye; nobama; obama; punahou
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1 posted on 02/27/2008 4:06:08 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Has Juan McCain apologized as yet? He seems to be apologizing for all kinds of reasons - why not this one too?


2 posted on 02/27/2008 4:07:51 PM PST by indcons (McCain - Any comment that is disparaging of either [Democrat candidate] is totally inappropriate.)
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To: george76
Another day, another apology for something true said about Obama.
3 posted on 02/27/2008 4:08:37 PM PST by Oliver Optic
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To: george76

Don’t mess with the messiah, Danny. That’s taboo.


4 posted on 02/27/2008 4:09:42 PM PST by TADSLOS ( McCain-Feingold: "Good for thee but not for me"- John McCain)
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To: george76
Sen. Daniel Inouye has apologized for suggesting that Sen. Barack Obama's private high school in Hawaii was elitist.

Punahou, located in Honolulu, is one of the island's most prestigious private schools.

Sounds kinda elite to me.

Did Inouye apologize for Obama's middle name, too?

5 posted on 02/27/2008 4:09:59 PM PST by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: george76

Soros must have sent this guy word that the money bag is closed to anyone who speaks any ill of the Blessed One in any way.


6 posted on 02/27/2008 4:10:47 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: george76
Obama responded to Inouye's comments in an interview with KITV the Saturday before the caucuses.

"Shame on Danny for trying to pull that stunt," Obama said. "I went to Punahou on a scholarship. I was raised by a single mom and my grandmother."

Though shalt not take the name of our lord Obama in vain. Obama Akbar!

7 posted on 02/27/2008 4:12:11 PM PST by kristinn
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To: george76

Oh BARF!!!! I’m sick of everyday, someone apologizing & tip-toeing around this muslim/marxist like he’s some kind of god!!!


8 posted on 02/27/2008 4:12:19 PM PST by blondee123 (Osama Obama, supported by marxists & Soros & the black panthers!)
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To: JennysCool

It is elitist. I wonder how he afforded it. It is like going to LaJolla Country Day school..or Cathedral in DC.
It is for the rich. How was he rich?


9 posted on 02/27/2008 4:12:22 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat
It is elitist. I wonder how he afforded it. It is like going to LaJolla Country Day school..or Cathedral in DC. It is for the rich. How was he rich?

MUSLIM=RICH

10 posted on 02/27/2008 4:14:18 PM PST by blondee123 (Osama Obama, supported by marxists & Soros & the black panthers!)
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To: george76

My high school chemistry teacher used to teach at Punahou. He made the kids work, so they apparently got him fired. He was always grumbling about “those punks at Punahou” and the time frame is about right, so maybe Obama was one of his students? ;)


11 posted on 02/27/2008 4:16:48 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: george76

It probably undermined Obama’s claim to “blackness” since his school “wasn’t for the impoverished”. The public absence of his white maternal grandparents who paid for all that is also a major “race play” on his part.

Yeah, McCain sucks, but how about those Democrats who gotta choose between “an empty suit” and a VERY FULL pantsuit?


12 posted on 02/27/2008 4:16:48 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Oliver Optic

LOL!


13 posted on 02/27/2008 4:16:55 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: george76

Well I guess Lou Dobbs is gonna have to apologize to the MOOSLIM because he just slaughtered Osama to pieces over his statement about Al-Q!! HOLY COW...Lou is standing up for our fighting men and women and rebuking the mediawhores for not going after OSama!! I guess HELL just froze over! If you can watch the re-run!


14 posted on 02/27/2008 4:17:04 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: Oldexpat; Beckwith; Fred Nerks; USF; bannie

Obama would describe his grandparents, the people who raised him, as “white folk.”


15 posted on 02/27/2008 4:17:23 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Oliver Optic
re: Another day, another apology for something true said about Obama.)))

bump

16 posted on 02/27/2008 4:18:28 PM PST by Mamzelle (Time for Conservatives to go Free Agent)
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To: Oldexpat
It is for the rich. How was he rich?

Hmm ... Maybe dipping into the same fund that paid for Bill Clinton's jaunt to the Soviet Union?

17 posted on 02/27/2008 4:19:20 PM PST by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: george76

I remember someone I knew who lived in Hawaii (during the late 50’s or early 60’s) telling me about their school system that, at that time, segregated kids to various schools based on their performance and how one kid brightly boasted, “I’m the smartest kid in the dumbest school!”


18 posted on 02/27/2008 4:19:57 PM PST by aruanan
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To: indcons
Has Juan McCain apologized as yet? He seems to be apologizing for all kinds of reasons - why not this one too?

If McCain can be convinced that Obama is a conservative, he'll kick his butt.

19 posted on 02/27/2008 4:20:21 PM PST by Stentor
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To: Emmett McCarthy

his white maternal grandparents who paid for : his education, fed him, clothed him, roof over his head...otherwise he might have been raised in an Arab Muslim orphanage.


20 posted on 02/27/2008 4:21:15 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: kristinn

So is Obama for school choice, since he had a choice of an elite private school that someone else paid for?


21 posted on 02/27/2008 4:24:48 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: george76
Now that's just terrible! No wonder someone spray painted his Texas campaign HQ to complain about a racist!

I wonder if it was an inside job... after all, they probably know Obama better than we do.

22 posted on 02/27/2008 4:24:58 PM PST by USF (I see your Jihad and raise you a Crusade)
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To: george76

He has to apologize now that Hillary is history.


23 posted on 02/27/2008 4:25:58 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: george76
Shame on Danny for trying to pull that stunt," Obama said. "I went to Punahou on a scholarship. I was raised by a single mom and my grandmother."

Hmm does that make B. Hussein a "winner in Lifes lottery"?

Seems to me he attended a lot of prestigious, some would say elitist institutions on someone elses nickel.

Then again denying his roots seems to be habit of his.

24 posted on 02/27/2008 4:26:18 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: george76
From the Punahou Web site:

Tuition for the 2007-2008 school year for Grades K-12 is $15,725.

Lunches and snacks are not covered by tuition.

You can't make this stuff up.

Also, from an alumni site:

Punahou's endowment of over $100 million ranks it among the top 10 independent school endowments in the nation.

25 posted on 02/27/2008 4:27:20 PM PST by aposiopetic
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To: george76

Everyone is lining up to apologize to Prince Obama.


26 posted on 02/27/2008 4:28:22 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: george76

Punahou was so elitist when Obama Ohana went there, they wouldn’t accept Asians- not enough of a “minority” -probably why Inouye went to public school

what a crock


27 posted on 02/27/2008 4:28:34 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: USF

Learning tricks from Hillary : an inside job


28 posted on 02/27/2008 4:34:11 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

His obsessive covering up of his “white background” is a very troubling look at his essentially racist nature. And it’s a revealing insight into the “race game” played by Democrats as a rule.


29 posted on 02/27/2008 4:39:12 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: george76; All

mother, grandfather, grandmother...white folk

Barack Obama: Washington Post, Chicago Tribune investigations confirm autobiography lies; now asking: Is "African-American" a lie too? LINK

30 posted on 02/27/2008 4:44:23 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: JennysCool
Senator Inouye must have been desperate to get some name recognition. Drew Peterson is better known than this weepy senator. Thus, he shows how weepy and wimpy he is and apologizes and apologizes for making a true statement. This worked as a twofer: his name was mentioned when he made the statement and his name was made when he apologized. And he is a US Senator?
31 posted on 02/27/2008 4:45:04 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: george76

i’m just surprised no-one is making fun of the school’s name, like we did when a guy on our dorm said he went there..

POON-A-HO!


32 posted on 02/27/2008 4:46:49 PM PST by Mr Inviso
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To: george76

Hawaii school photo

33 posted on 02/27/2008 4:49:00 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

You can really see Obama’s resemblance to his grandfather there.


34 posted on 02/27/2008 4:50:24 PM PST by Argus
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To: Fred Nerks; All

I just went to the link you posted. How come THIS hasn’t been “brought to light” yet??? If Hillary got this “out”, Obama Hussein Obama would be “History”!!

BTTT !!


35 posted on 02/27/2008 5:03:19 PM PST by musicman
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To: george76

God forbid anyone be niggardly with the apologies for this bum.


36 posted on 02/27/2008 5:04:25 PM PST by PghBaldy (Shut the heck up Michelle. You're making me really proud of McCain.)
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To: george76

Maybe they should all appologize for everyone they may offend in the future.


37 posted on 02/27/2008 5:08:35 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: JennysCool

14,000 dollars a year sounds elite to me.


38 posted on 02/27/2008 5:36:30 PM PST by libbylu
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To: Marine_Uncle

IN 52 SECS : WHY BARACK OBAMA CANNOT WIN A GENERAL ELECTION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl32Y7wDVDs


“where Barack stands on issues of national defense, health care, and the continued eroding of jobs in this country.”


39 posted on 02/27/2008 5:45:24 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Of course it is NOT elitist!!!

The tuition is only $14,500/year--an amount any person could easily afford. /s

40 posted on 02/27/2008 5:46:25 PM PST by stockstrader
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To: BIGLOOK; fish hawk

Daniel Inouye made George Soros mad ?


41 posted on 02/27/2008 5:46:36 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: musicman

We figure this will hit in May ?

How come THIS hasn’t been “brought to light” yet???


42 posted on 02/27/2008 5:52:05 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: stockstrader

The tuition is only $14,500/year—

8-)


43 posted on 02/27/2008 5:53:15 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I would hereby like to apologize to both Senator Obama and his supporters, and any others who may have been offended, for the fact that the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west. While I was not responsible for that decision, I accept responsibility for it, and I repudiate it as unconscionable and unacceptable.


44 posted on 02/27/2008 6:05:38 PM PST by Sloth (If you took an oath to support & defend the U.S. Constitution, can you vote for its domestic enemy?)
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To: george76

I’m sorry Mr. G, but you put to much faith in the American voter. The majority regardless of political affiliations, do not understand much of why what he claims he would do, is so horribly dangerous.


45 posted on 02/27/2008 6:12:14 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...)
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To: george76
Punahou was elitist 54 years ago when I was in High School on Oahu.

46 posted on 02/27/2008 6:14:04 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: george76

How dare you speak ill of the messiah!
Marxist, socialist, liberal posing as a mild mannered black man


47 posted on 02/27/2008 6:15:10 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Id rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: blondee123

Care to apologize for your insensitive post? Hehe!


48 posted on 02/27/2008 6:21:13 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: ronnie raygun; XeniaSt

Ted Kennedy : Barak Obama Bin Laden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APx2YJ-_jos


49 posted on 02/27/2008 6:25:34 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Fred Nerks

50 posted on 02/27/2008 6:30:57 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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