From the Washington Examiner:
I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power”
That “island in the Pacific” is the state of Hawaii, a state since 1959. While Hawaii is smaller than Sessions’ state of Alabama, it’s not that particularly small, ranking (by 2015 real GDP) at 44th, compared to Alabama’s 33rd, among the 50 states. Hawaii’s ranking at 44 is just ahead of West Virginia’s 45. Somehow, I suspect AG Sessions would not characterize West Virginia as “some land to the west of Virginia” or the like. In addition, in terms of economic mass, Hawaii GDP in Ch.2009$ was 40% of Alabama’s.
How do I spell “antediluvian”?
Update 4/21 12:20PM Pacific: AG Sessions doubles down on “island in the Pacific”:
“I don’t know that I said anything that I would want to phrase differently. No.