Saturday, July 28, 2007


THIS IS SOME REALLY GOOD SHIT ...YOU HAVE TO READ THIS STORY... Written by Zaldy Dandan, Marianas Variety editor, I got the biggest kick outta this.. Some excerpts are as follows , but you just got to read it all. Click on The Whole Story to get your kick outta this.... And poor Governor Fitial. He had to go all the way to Washington, D.C. exposing himself to national reporters eager to get him on record regarding Abramoff, which they succeeded in doing. Before the U.S. Senate committee, he could only re-hash, regurgitate actually, what Governors Teno, Guerrero, Froilan, Teno again and Babauta have told U.S. lawmakers in the past. That the CNMI will take care of its problems, really! And never mind that similar promises were made and broken in the past. It’s for real now! Really! But like the chamber president’s testimony, the governor’s was bewildered and bewildering. He said without local control over immigration “there is no more reason for me to exist.” Akaka should have replied, “But governor, federal immigration law applies to the 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam — and the governors there still ‘exist’ and their local governments still run their jurisdictions. So what the hey are you talking about?” At this point, here’s what the governor should have said to make himself clear: “Senator, without local control over immigration, investors would stop wining and dining CNMI officials. Local politicians will lose a bottomless and reliable source of campaign donations and, you know, other forms of ‘assistance.’ I myself can no longer promise anything to fly-by-night investors — you know, the sort of ‘businessmen’ that feds would not even allow to step on the tarmac of Guam’s airport. But with local control over immigration, investors have to be very kind, very very kind, to the governor and key lawmakers. All we want is to have our cake and eat it, too. ETC..ETC..ETC .....GED.....

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