When the poll started, most of the feedback seemed pretty positive:
run pole said...When the poll ended with Tina winning, the trolls came out of the woodwork.
Angelo or Tina.
They're both great leaders already and don't seem to be heading in opposite directions in regards to their vision of what is best for our islands.
I got 26.6% of the vote. Here is troll #1:
I can't believe 26.6percent of people voted the way they did. Sheds a little light on why the CNMI is in the predicament it's in. Hypocrites, Sheisters and Fly-by-Nights... who garner votes.
What's up with that? A harmless little poll and some anonymous commenter is pissed off that even 1 person voted for me? What gives?
That was way back in June.
It continued when the Writers put up their next poll, "Who should be the next CNMI governor?" Check out the New Poll: Governor to be or not to be... post on Middle Road.
Here are a few classics from that post:
Anonymous said...The letter referenced in that last post was a response to an email I sent Tina after she used the Beautify CNMI email list to send out her "A Call to Action" diatribe. That letter was published in both newspapers, several websites, and she read the whole thing on the radio. She didn't need to use our list.
and how does Mr. Villagomez fit into this poll? He does not even refer to the CNMI as his home... (that is from a reference on his blog).
Angelo is leading this one? Who's gonna be his sidekick, EJ?
wow...let's be honest now... you ended this poll extremely early. You left the Tina/Angelo poll up for a month. Why did you end this now? Did you end it when the results you wanted were achieved? Curiously suspicious? Angelo is a two-faced spineless idiot... he picks up cans and girls...yeah...good governor. Give us a break!
SandinBrad...it's not about the messenger... it's about the message. Yes, Cinta and Tina are beacons in the night here...both straight up and both with spines. I don't know if you read it... but after Tina's landmark three part letter in the paper last January...Spineless Angelo, who sent her a sharp rebuke...which happened to be forwarded to many people. If you haven't read it...you should. Basically, he proved himself just another crony... defending his "enfamilia".
Tina was right on in that letter, and for him to have the wherewithall to challenge any of it was only proof that he is just one of the gang, who, in the end will stick up for the history of his family...
He touts himself a progressive/liberal...he may be... but not when it comes to sticking up for his relative politicians.
Get a copy of that letter he wrote her... it'll make you vomit.
I want to keep Beautify CNMI non-political. In over a year and a half in existence, that is the only time the coalition has been attached to any political agenda. I want to keep it that way.
This is the email I sent Tina (I copied everyone on the list to whom she had sent her original letter):
Dear Tina (and everyone else for that matter),Sure, I sound like a total, um, David Cohen won't let me use bad words. But you know what? Tina and I talked about her running for office as far back as September 2006. I didn't want people to think that Beautify CNMI was created to be a launching pad for Tina Sablan's political career.
While I think it is great to have a vibrant open Democracy where people are not afraid to speak their minds, I don't want to spend this election year deleting dozens of 9 page diatribes against, well, anything.
If I get an unsolicited mass email like this again from ANYONE in the Commonwealth pushing what I consider to be a political agenda, whether right/wrong or if I agree/disagree, I am going to do everything in my power to report your email as SPAM (Tina, gets a freebie this time, but this is a final warning).
When I am successful at reporting you as a SPAMmer, that means that whole directories of emails, such as aol.com, hotmail.com, yahoo.com and gmail.com will be unavailable to your email address. I'm sure that will be fun for you. And if you don't think I can do that, try me.
Tina, I have nothing against you, but it is really easy for anyone on this list to hit "reply all" or to copy this list and send out something else.
Please use BCC in the future,
Let me be clear: I do not disagree with Tina.
...but if I had forwarded an email like that to, let's say, the MINA list, MINA could lose their tax exempt status. There is a time and a place for politics. Beautify CNMI is not one of them.
Well, the anonymous blog comments continue to pop up.
These gems can be found over on Middle Road's post titled Governor Race is for Angelo, Cinta and Heinz
Anonymous said...So the question remains, why am I such a threat to Tina Sablan's supporters? All of these comments are anonymous; I wonder how many of them are from Tina personally and how many are just from her supporters?
thank god sblogger doesn't meet the age requirement to run yet...
tina vs. angelo...??? that is like deep vs. shallow, a supercomputer vs. a vegetable, a stand-up and shoot straight citizen vs. a hair-gelled photo-op boy, a ferrari vs. a pinto... (and just so there's absolutely no confusion I equate sblogger with the vegetable, hairgel, shallow and pinto) :)
I don't know why anyone would take the time to attack me. I'm not even running for office! Most of my time is spent planning weekend cleanups and tree plantings and playing soccer...with the occasional bar hopping.
I admit that I have had a few professional problems with Tina, but does that justify attacking someone who isn't even running against you?
Tina, I wish you a long, happy political career.
May the Force be with you.