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RedState was NOT involved in yesterday's Hawaiian coup attempt.

I don’t care what you might have heard, but we had nothing to do with the attempt to overthrow the State government of Hawaii with a monarchy. H/T AoSHQ, although it made the front page of the Sunday papers here.:

HONOLULU – A group of Native Hawaiians claiming to be the state’s legitimate rulers occupied the grounds of a historic palace for two hours before being arrested by state officers in the second recent takeover of its kind.

A staff member of the Iolani Palace said she was assaulted and slightly injured during the takeover Friday night, then snubbed by city police who claimed they didn’t have jurisdiction. Gov. Linda Lingle said Saturday that there would be an investigation into the police response to the takeover.

A group of men, wearing red shirts with “security” stenciled in yellow on the back, took over the grounds by chaining the gates of the palace next to the State Capitol and posted signs saying: “Property of the Kingdom of Hawaiian Trust.”

The fact that I am actually in Hawaii at this time:

No comment.

…is merely a coincidence.