Tom Delay is one of those guys that you either love or hate; there is no middle ground. He is revered by half of America for hammering a conservative agenda through the Congress and he is reviled by the other half of America for, well, hammering a conservative agenda through the Congress.
The fallout from his resignation will be interesting to watch. I expect it to have a large significance in these islands. I take that back. I expect it to have an everlasting significance in these islands.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, go ahead and google the phrase, "Saipan+Delay+Abramoff." You'll quickly see what I mean.
I promised myself that I wouldn't make this blog political, but the fall of Jack Abramoff and Tom Delay will certainly have a lasting effect on these islands.
Tom Delay was the only thing standing in the way of the federal takeover of the CNMI's labor and immigration laws. A Democratic victory in the 2006 elections would seal the deal (and possibly force President Bush to sign the first veto of his presidency).
That's all I'm going to say about that. I AM NOT GOING TO INVOLVE MYSELF IN THIS DISCUSSION, well, not yet anyways. I can, however, recognize when the shit is about to hit the fan.
What will happen? I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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