UPDATE: According to yesterday's the pool report, which I just saw:
Correction: an earlier pool report misidentified a woman as Obama'shalf-sister Maya Sortero-Ng. Sortero-Ng was not present today. The woman at the aquatic park and shave ice shop was a nanny named Nubia who flew to Hawaii with the Obamas.Howie P.S.: I hadn't seen the pool report that misidentified the woman present as half-sister Maya when I took my guess. Nubia kinda looks like Maya, so I think that was the source of the errors. Jed Lewison put this headline on his report of "Waikiki-gate," including this pool report: "Amusing For Its Triviality."
President-elect Barack Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and friends at 1:55 p.m. entered the Koko Marina Center in Hawaii Kai near Honolulu for a sandwich and shave ice.Howie P.S.: I'm pretty sure that's his half-sister Maya (with the sunglasses pushed up on her hair) in the photo, above. More photos here.
Obama entered Koko Marina Paradise Deli and said, "So, what are we going to get?" "Let me get a tuna sandwich," Obama said, asking for it on 12-grain bread, tomatoes and no mayo.
"Actually, can you melt cheese on that?" he asked. "Can you make like a tuna melt with cheddar cheese?"
Obama later left his vacation home with daughters Malia and Sasha about 11:45 a.m. on his way to Sea Life Park. His motorcade left without the press pool, the first time he has done so on this Hawaiian vacation.