[Honolulu, January 1. Image via Getty]

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 1: US President-elect Barack Obama (L) waves farewell as he and his wife Michelle Obama (R) board his chartered flight for Chicago January 1, 2009 at Honolulu International Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama and his family arrived in his native Hawaii December 20 for the Christmas holiday. (Photo by Kent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images)