Texts to the president
Maui Time staffers give the new commander-in-chief a piece of their mind—electronically...
November 06, 2008Jacobshafer @ barackobama
This week the cover of our pub reads "Yes we did." But the question is: what next? You've been given a mandate. You've inspired a nation. Now the real work begins. Lead with answers—green jobs, an end to senseless foreign occupations, healthcare that catches us up with the rest of the Western world. President Obama, your country is ready. Are you?
Jacob Shafer, Editor
Tommyrusso @ barackobama
Congrats. I'm not sure why you really wanted the job, but congrats. I know you want all Americans to unite, but just in case you need to see, in list form, the states that voted for McCain over you, here it is: Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, S. Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. As you know, America really needs someone great. You asked for this. You asked for our votes, money & trust, and many Americans answered you. I did not give you money, but you did make the cover of @mauitime more than once and you did earn my vote. Although I'm quite hopeful, I don't expect America's challenges to be overcome overnight. I ask this of you @barackobama DO NOT LET AMERICA DOWN. Don't take our trust, money, votes and hope and squander our dreams for this great nation. I hope you really help change the world. But all I ask of YOU @barackobama, please don't let us down.
Tommy Russo, Publisher
Brittanymtw @ barackobama
You've led a nation with a microphone, will you now finish what you started? Make a believer out of those who are skeptical of your "changes." Please take care of my country—I'm trying to avoid WWIII and another Great Depression!
Brittany Shaw, Art Director
Jenrusso @ barackobama
Eh Obama Bra! Punahou stay good to you ah? So wot, you tink you can try fo talk to da mayah Tavares? She stay making any kine o hea. Dakine, no can make money, no can buy beer. My wife stay all crazy. If can brah, you come my house! I go slatta one pig we go imu 'em bro. I stay tro one pahty. Okay den, latz.
Jen Russo, General Manager
Jeditiffin @ barackobama
Dear Mr. Obama, Keep you & yours safe...err w/ caution. Beyond that, please ACTUALLY rebuild Iraq. After that, abolish the Federal Reserve!
Travis Keenan Tiffin, Graphic Designer
Katebradshaw @ barackobama
Sup. I know that your having been elected will not heal my broken foot, cure my deathly fear of giant cockroaches or stop the wars in time as to prevent my brother Steve's third deployment. To me it signifies a shift in American consciousness, but I know your victory is due in greater part to the economy than the growing popularity of an ideology that embraces nuance and tolerance over blunt instruments. George W. Bush has been president for essentially my entire adult life. I'm accustomed to an administration that wants to turn this country into a fiefdom. While I'm ecstatic at everything your victory signifies, we need substance. I desperately hope that the change you plan to invoke goes beyond what's on the surface.
Kate Bradshaw, Staff Writer
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