Thursday, November 27, 2008

Delegate Watch I

About a year from now every citizen in these United States will know about the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands when we get our quarter. Since we are the youngest members of the American family, we get our quarter last.

In the meantime, we are going to have to rely on the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument and our new Delegate to Congress, Greg Sablan, to tell our American brothers and sisters about our islands.

Greg was featured on a FOX News blog the other day and now he has made the pages of one of Comedy Central's blogs.
We have exciting news for all of you who have been on tenterhooks (whatever that means) awaiting the results of the delegate race for the Northern Mariana Islands...

Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan will be going to Washington!

Sablan, an Independent, squeaked out a 357-vote victory over Republican Pedro A. Tenorio in a recount election that was finally decided last week. He intends to caucus with the Democrats.

The Northern Marianas Islands (previously best known for housing Jack Abramoff's slave-fueled sweatshops) is thrilled to be sending a delegate to Congress for the first time ever. Now, Sablan will get to join the ranks of delegates from the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam in not being able to vote on legislation. But at least they get to watch!
Woo hoo! We're famous!

Oh yeah, the monument is featured in Popular Science right now, too.

3 comments:

KAP said...

Mail him. Insured, of course.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Mail who?

CNMI Blogger said...

Mail Obama's cutout and be sure to insure it.