Skip to comments.Obama contacts Lingle to gauge status for stimulus (Hawaiian Governor)
Posted on 12/15/2008 7:02:31 PM PST by Red Steel
A week after being criticized by Democrats for skipping a meeting with the nation's governors and President-elect Barack Obama, Gov. Linda Lingle said she received a letter from Obama saying he is looking forward to talking with her more about Hawaii's potential economic stimulus projects.
"I did get a letter from the president-elect today letting me know that he understood that I wasn't able to attend, but he wanted to reach out to me and he wanted to hear, especially, what our proposed projects are," Lingle said yesterday.
In the letter, dated Dec. 3 and opening with "Dear Linda," Obama states he is "reaching out to make sure you are engaged."
"A critical component of my plan is identifying and funding infrastructure projects that will strengthen our long-term economic growth while also immediately putting more Americans back to work," the letter states. "As was discussed, I would appreciate any advice you can provide to me and my team on the biggest roadblocks to states in moving forward in getting 'ready to go' projects started quickly."
Lingle said her office is working on a response to the letter, adding that she also is in contact with Obama's transition team about meeting him when he comes to Hawaii this month for vacation and to pay respects to his grandmother, who died two days before his Election Day victory.
Without unveiling specifics, Lingle said two of the state's economic stimulus proposals would center on the state's renewable energy initiatives and a broadband program that is "in sync" with strategies being outlined by the president-elect.
In his weekly radio address Saturday, Obama said he wants to expand broadband Internet access in communities and in facilities such as hospitals, to ensure they are using the latest technology available for accessing medical records.
"I think we are going to be very well-positioned," Lingle said.
Lingle, a Republican, was criticized by state Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie, for skipping the opportunity to meet with Obama.
Aides said Obama and Republican and Democratic governors agreed that any economic stimulus plan should focus heavily on money for infrastructure as well as bureaucratic reforms to make it easier to complete programs without having to cut through piles of red tape.
Lingle said her decision to skip the meeting was not political, citing the travel time to Washington, D.C., and a scheduling conflict as reasons why she was unable to attend. That same day, Lingle held a news conference to announce a partnership aimed at setting up an electric car system in Hawaii.
Obama seems to be very interested in Hawaii lately.
Can you read between the lines?
Dear Linda? Not Dear Governor?
I hope she replies “Dear Barry” and NOT “Dear Mr. President”?
(As long as that BC is kept in a safe place.)
Fishy Obama will be in Hawaii for Christmas.
Did all the Govs get this letter? Or just the Gov who runs the state that holds his sealed birth certificate?
“reaching out to make sure you are engaged.”
Hee...it’s like Mao making sure the rural cadres stay in line.
Read between the lines? Heck, it is more like flashing neon, 10 ft high...
The only governor to not vote ‘present’.
Dear Linda....he should be ashamed!
“The only governor to not vote present.”
Thanks for the update, LucyT
Is he visiting Grandma’s grave and placing a wreath? That would be the Christian thing to do. 32 years later I still honor and love my grandparents. I haven’t written a book or anything about them, go figure.
Yo Hussein yo!
The man has shwon he has no fear of the Lord, so it may be that he doesn’t even believe in God or the flying spaghetti monster or allah or the moon goddess, or anything ... except in his own empowerment, as is the norm with narcissists.
Shall the man who has practised corruption & by that means procured his appointment in the first instance, be suffered to escape punishment, by repeating his guilt?
Like Obama, I too was adopted at the age of 7 along with my brother and sister, when I was seven. My background is nearly identical to Obamas except that my adoption took place in two states and I have known my real father and all my relatives all my life.
I too looked into changing my last name back to my original and I am very familiar with the process of adoption, records and the amount work and paper work that would go into something like this.
I dont understand why there is no microfiche evidence of this guy anywhere. He did, after all, go to college in two states and has lived in 4 of the 57 states.
If Obama changed his name to suit the identity he wanted then there should be plenty of records to indicate that.
Obama has access to the actual BC when he was born under whatever name that was.
Upon his adoption by his mothers second husband Obamas original BC was sealed as his old identity no longer existed in the eyes of the law.
His adoption in Indonesia created a huge paper trail between two countries, the State of Hawaii and local government where is stepfather lived. He was issued a new BC and both governments created records of equal value and weight in term of his new identity under the law.
His mother would have to present his original BC for the adoption to take place. Where are those copies?
Was the BC with is new identity Barry Sotero issued by Indonesia? Where is that new BC with Lolo listed as his father?
Upon Barry Soteros return to the US he reached the age of emancipation and change his name to Barack Obama.
When did he do that? What was the legal process? He would have to notify multiple government agencies and this would have cost a tidy sum.
This process does not change your BC of adoption. In this case Barry Sotero. It only changes your name as you are not being adopted by anyone and the government is not developing a legal document of lawful parentage.
You are changing your name only.
Here is the rub, the copy of the BC you are seeing online is or could be issued to valid BC holders and might be the short form in lieu of a deep record search.
In other words the BC is a fraud. In order for Barack Obama to show a BC that contains his name of Barack Obama and his father and mother as we know it, the state of Hawaii would only have a long form document.
Barack Obama has access to his original BC before he was born but it is no longer valid. He can present either the short form, which many of us have seen or present the long form but they are not valid.
You... cannot change your adoption records or the alteration of those records for the purpose of adoption.
You can call yourself John Wayne and even legally change your name. But, your birth certificate will still say you are Marion Robert Morrison, born in Iowa, blah, blah, blah.
A little Birth Certificate payback would you say???
It is interesting that both Indonesia and Kenya have sealed his history from revelation. He has accomplished the ultimate coup and effectively ended the contract We The People had with our government.
It will be interesting to see just what he and his handlers have decided will replace the Constitutional Republic.
Still, I can’t help but believe that there are records to be found. I was adopted and it took place across two states, creating a tremendous amount of records and record changes. Obama did between two nations and then somehow changed his name from Barry Sotero to Barack. How and When? What is his real name?
I also went to college and it is very easy to verify. A small community college. Barack went to two major universities in two states and probably took a course at Devry on “How to Throw Whatever Under the Bus”. Where are those records? How was he admitted? Under what name? Under what nationality? What were his test scores that qualified his admission? Does he use an abacus to calculate or does he have some verifiable proof of sentient intelligence such as a degree and GPA?
Dude live in four states and there are no records of value available to anyone?
Lived in Indonesia and Kenya, huh? Under what name and passport did he travel to Indonesia as a six year old.
Under what name and passport did he return to the US?
Under what name and passport did he travel to Pakistan?
Just two years, breaking the law under the Logan Act he campainged for a foreign official while sitting as a current US Senator! That is a fact and is at a minimum a felony. Under what name and passport did he travel to Kenya?
Now that it appears he will likely take the oath of President, what will he do about his relatives that have been living here illegally and taking money from the government, as an indigent. In fact, this woman was so poor she able to send a contribution of some $260 to the Obama campaign. Unreal!
How do you insert pictures into your posts? I have looked under help and it says use HTML. I do not see any hint of a tool for this.
Bambi has made more trips to Hawaii than King Kamehameha!
He’s on a mission.
Uh Huh!!! I'll bet you are.
I don’t like the aroma coming from this.
Has Obama promised Lingle something for hiding his BC, or is there a threat?
Betcha it is one or the other.
This gal must be squating in the corner sucking her thumb. She would not respond to the birth certificate requests ( and Dr. Fukimos response does not count) and just seems NOT AVAILABLE. What does she know? Here she introduced Sarah Palin at the convention and since then wrapped herself in a cacoon. Now little Baraky wants to play.