President Barack Obama made time to visit his grandfather’s grave during his two week Hawaii vacation. According to the White House pool report, Obama and his daughters took the 30-minute drive from their vacation rental home to his grandfather’s grave. The visit lasted about 4 minutes.
Here’s the pool report:
President Obama’s motorcade made its way to Honolulu, passing by stunning vistas while occasionally being slowed by congested roads. After a 30-minute drive, Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia arrived at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Puowaina Punchbowl Crater.
Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Dunham, is interred at the cemetery.
The president was not visible to the pool during a short visit.
Four minutes after arriving, Obama and his daughters were back in the motorcade. The next destination is unknown.
After departing the graveyard, Obama took his daughters to the zoo:
Honestly, of all the sh!tty things Obama has done, one might question why this bothers me so. I think it shows a small mind for both Obama and his kids.
At that age, in that place, I would ask my father questions about his grandfather. I’d want to be told a story. It’s just the right thing to do.
And if I were Obama I wouldn’t allow that visit to be a token one. Why go if you’re going to nod at the gravestone like the Griswalds at the Grand Canyon?