Pod Squad: Nine Years of Staking Out Obama

A small group of protesters stood a mostly silent vigil to the vacationing president’s comings and goings.

By April Estrellon /

For nine years, Ann Wright was among a small group of protesters greeting the vacationing Barack Obama as his motorcade passed to and from his Kailua rental home.

“To my knowledge, we’ve never even gotten a wave out of President Obama,” the retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel tells host Chad Blair on the latest installment of the Pod Squad.

Here’s some of what they wanted to tell the president — and it wasn’t all bad.

Ann Wright left her job as a U.S. foreign diplomat because of her opposition to some of this country’s military policies.

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