Monday, February 23, 2009

Correction Needed

There are still media stories being written claiming that our leaders and our people were against the declaration of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. New Scientist magazine writes:
The Pew group bankrolled and was key in promoting one of George W. Bush's last acts as US president. Despite protests from local island leaders, Bush declared the Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean a national monument, even though it extends 80 kilometres beyond US territorial waters.
I would like to offer the following photo as evidence to counter the inaccurate claims made by New Scientist:

governor fitial george w bushThis is a picture of former President George W. Bush and CNMI Governor Benigno R. Fitial moments after the declaration of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. In case you can not decipher what is going on in the photo, Governor Fitial is hugging Mr. Bush.

New Scientist should issue a retraction and report that our monument was supported by our Governor, Legislature, Chamber of Commerce, Hotel Association, and a majority of our residents.

1 comment:

Lil' Hammerhead said...

You can't blame the magazine.. sure didn't seem like any of them were supporting the monument. Maybe they did at the eleventh hour when they new it was going to happen.. they sure acted otherwise publicly. F#ck these nitwits.. when the legislature's pumping out anti-monument resolutions, and the administration's writing anti-monument letters to the president, and the Mayor's requesting a retraction of his signature on the support petition, and the Washington Rep is suggesting he changed his mind, and the first lady is writing to her U.S. "counterpart", and "Ole Coot" and other elected leaders went above and beyond to make it very clear about their anti-monument feelings.. f#ck em. If you want to know how much they supported the monument.. take a look at the recommendations to the advisory council.