I've got politics on the brain. Sorry.
On the way home from playing soccer at American Memorial Park this afternoon I listened to the local news on the radio. David Cohen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs, was on live discussing the upcoming minimum wage hike. Before he was interviewed by the anchor Chris Nelson, they played a video where incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calls the CNMI and the CNMI Resident Representative, Pete Tenorio, a National Disgrace.
If I heard her correctly, she went on to call everything about the CNMI a National Disgrace (hence the name of this post).
The video in the clip was shot while the Speaker was campaigning for reelection. Her stump speech must have hit a nerve because she won 80% of the vote in 2006.
I have a better idea:
Start a blog. Join the We Love Saipan Network. Link back to the Saipan Blog. That is something that every single person in the CNMI can do. Some staff member in DC will find you, I promise. For many of us who don't have the option of flying to (like me) or even calling (OK, I can do that) DC, that may be your best option.
That's really all I have to say about that.
In related news:
There is going to be a big protest tomorrow organized by a local Overseas Worker group. They want to show their support for a Federal Takeover. The protest is at 5 PM in front of the Horiguchi building in Garapan. I'll take some pictures and report back on it...but I can't stay too late because...
Saipan Singing Superstar finals are tomorrow! Woot!