Friday, April 22, 2011

Hope Mows

I once asked a member of the Legislature if he thought ignorance or apathy was to blame for Saipan's woes.

He responded, "I don't know, and I don't care."

Alright, I admit, I made that up.

There isn't much hope in the Marianas these days.  Despite the promises made in the last election (by Republicans, no less!), most of the change has been bad.  I see lots of talk from various elected whoevers and appointed whatsits promising better times, but nobody has had the gumption to pick up a shovel, a garbage bag, or a paint roller.

With that said, the highest ranking official in the Northern Mariana Islands, a man who has the power to influence the direction of the United States Congress, was out mowing his front yard Saturday morning.

With all the shenanigans on Saipan, it is nice to know that there is at least one guy who isn't afraid to wear those shorts in public.  And if he can wear those shorts, he can stand up to the relentless assault of malarkey only Saipan can deliver.

Alright, so the shorts comment is supposed to be clever.  The man knows my dog by first name, so give me a break.

This graphic isn't an advertisement for Garapan Open Mic Night -- it is an an invitation for you to attend Delegate Sablan's town hall meeting on April 27, 2011.

Quick, name one elected official in the Northern Mariana Islands who will stand up in front of a crowd of voters and answer any and all questions he gets asked.

Alright, name two.

You can't.  From governor, senator, representative, mayor, municipal council member, all the way down to dog catcher, there is only one elected official in Saipan who is willing to face his constituents.

His name is Greg.

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