Thursday, January 05, 2017

Paul Ryan is soo dreamy

Kilili starts his 5th term in office
US Delegate Gregorio Camacho "Kilili" Sablan was sworn into his fifth term in office yesterday and he held an open house at his new office in the Rayburn Building to welcome residents of the Northern Mariana Islands and constituents living in Washington, DC.  Edz and I went around lunchtime, which just happened to be when they were taking the roll call, so Kilili was on the House Floor, and not in his office.  Undeterred, I dove into the fried chicken and apigigi his office provided and then took a turn hammering the plate of cookies.

I had to get back to work, so after talking to some of the staff and some of the other visitors -- folks from Insular Affairs and the State Department were there -- I had to go back to my office.  Edz, however, stayed in the office the entire day with Kilili's wife, Andrea, and some of her other friends.  She also managed to get herself invited to Kilili's commemorative swearing in with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.  Again.  That's right, we were also part of the ceremony four years ago, meaning that Edz has participated in 40% of all Delegate swearing in ceremonies in CNMI history.

Kilili ran unopposed in this last election, something that is unheard of in the CNMI.  I believe it's a testament to his leadership and the way he has conducted himself in office.  He's been great on some of the issues that I care about most, and well, my last 5 blog posts were about that issue, so we'll see how things turn out.

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