One question asks Palestinians to identify a lake the "Israeli occupation" drained -- the answer: hula Lake.
And then they burst through the door and come running into the room as I'm delivering the speech, in their hula skirts.
That results in Ed Henry hula dancing on-air and other fluff segments.
"traditional dance of Hawaii," 1825, from Hawaiian. As a verb from 1952. Hula hoop first recorded in fall of 1958, when it was a craze; so called from resemblance of motions of one using it to the dancers' hip circles.