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Secret Service agents never expressed concern that Friday night's blackout might have been a threat toward President-elect Barack Obama, who is vacationing at a beachside compound in Kailua, Gov. Linda Lingle said yesterday.


"There was never any talk like that in the Civil Defense headquarters" inside Diamond Head crater, Lingle said. " ... There were no communications of that nature. From the very beginning, it was thought to be something weather related."

Initially, however, Lingle was concerned that Obama's presence on O'ahu would result in "national and international news coverage that Hawai'i might get of a negative nature," which did not materialize.

Obama's transition team yesterday issued a statement that said power went out at the Obama compound around 7 p.m. Friday and returned around 6 a.m. yesterday.

Mayor Mufi Hannemann had offered Obama and his family assistance and supplies, including a generator, which were declined. The mayor said he continued checking on Obama and his family throughout Friday evening.

Hawaiian Electric Co. did deliver a generator to the Obamas, Hannemann said.
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Here's my take on it..

Ok so we get this island wide blackout during the week that President Elect Barack Obama is in town. I know there was lightning all night and 4 lightning bolts took out 4 transformers on Oahu
Hawaiian Electric Co.'s investigation into the cause of Friday's islandwide blackout focused on lightning strikes to four transmission lines that may have triggered an automatic shutdown of the company's three major power plants.
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One of the First towns to get power back was Kailua, where President Obama was staying :o :o

I live on the Power Grid that connects to the Likelike and Kahekili Highway Intersection. We NEVER, EVER get power back before the rest of Kaneohe Town but at 2 something AM we get power back, while other places in Kaneohe gets theirs betwen 7 and 10am. I heard only the route from Kailua to Kaneohe had power, up to where the H3 onramp. Remember the H3 is Federal Freeway meant to be the fastest route from the Kaneohe Marine Base to Pearl Harbor or Hickam Air Force Base (where the President's Airplane lands and departs) :o :o :o

Do you think HECO was pressured to find out where the heck Obama was and ensure that a bright path was there in case he needed to be escorted out of town????

How you Figgah? :o :o :o :o

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They've got to protect our incoming pres. I don't know if HECO got pressure put on them or not, but I think they would just do it on their own knowing the future leader of the US is in the blackout. We would be the laughing stock of the world if something happened during the blackout.
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I think HECO iis far too inept to plan anything as elaborate as what you're suggesting.

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Irse wrote:They've got to protect our incoming pres. I don't know if HECO got pressure put on them or not, but I think they would just do it on their own knowing the future leader of the US is in the blackout. We would be the laughing stock of the world if something happened during the blackout.
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i think it's a no-brainer that you get the president elect power first! duh!

i would be up in arms if it was just some stupid celebrity like oprah winfrey.... then again, oprah is mighty powerful. :D

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Waryor wrote: +1

i think it's a no-brainer that you get the president elect power first! duh!

i would be up in arms if it was just some stupid celebrity like oprah winfrey.... then again, oprah is mighty powerful. :D
:o Whoa....the mighty as in "power ranger" or mighty in "TV ratings"? :D Good ole' Harpo just needs to cut down on the food intake machine, and she would be fine :lol: !
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As long as the "route" is available, I believe HECO can choose where to distribute electricity from any of their plants. Distance from a power plant is a factor. The north shore, windward, and east side (Hawaii Kai) I believe are the most difficult to reach and is why they usually get turned on last. So the fact that Kailua was one of the first areas to get turned back on... I think it's safe to say HECO chose to or was "recommended" to provide service to Kailua as quickly as possible because of Obama being here.

No Obama? Kailua probably in the dark as long as Hawaii Kai was.

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