Obama's Vacation Plans Don't Miff Hawaii

Sen. Daniel Akaka says Obama is unmistakably Hawaiian.

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By Amanda Ruggeri, Washington Whispers

President Obama may have passed over his native Hawaii to vacation in Martha's Vineyard, but Sen. Daniel Akaka isn't miffed. The president, he says, is unmistakably Hawaiian. The proof: Obama's use of the "shaka sign"—raising a hand with thumb and pinky extended and the other fingers folded over. "That means, 'Hey, everything's OK.' " Akaka adds: "He'll probably come to Hawaii in the winter, when it's cold. I know he loves Hawaii."

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