What do you suppose it is that makes Hawaii seem like a "foreign" and "exotic" place to the dodos inhabiting the cable news?

Do you think it's the almost other-worldly quality of its breathtakingly beautiful landscapes?

Or do you think it has more to do with the fact that Hawaii has a non-white majority, the highest percentage of Asian Americans and the highest percentage of multiracial individuals in any state, and a visible indigenous population, whom many white continental Americans cannot picture outside of a grass skirt?

It's a mystery.

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