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Sep 9, 2007

Two Steps Behind

For those of you who are nostalgic of the 90s, yes my title is a Def Leppard song; however, this post is not about the 90s band. It's about again an observation when I was at the presentation of the National Weather Service Pacific Region of the StormReady and TsunamiReady certificates to the CNMI.

The recuperating governor was an hour late due to a simultaneous proclamation signing also held at the same time with the NOAA/NWS presentation.

People waited and when the governor arrived finally, he was led toward the stage, but when he saw there were two steps up to the stage where he was supposed to sit with NWS officials, he asked the Hyatt staff if there was another way. The staff kindly ushered him to the side of the stage. Still, he had to climb two steps up the stage. Then one Hyatt staff and EMO acting director had to hold the governor's hands to help him up.

The governor then walked to his seat. I wouldn't even talk about how he walked to his seat. I hope his health improves. He has two more years to go before he relinquishes his post.

Just a thought.

The Reveler

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

alright... just because everyone's thinking it doesn't mean anyone needs to verbalize it here. remember most of us are good christians right?

ginger said...

ey, it's a blog. it's their right. besides, the island needs a healthier leader for a better leadership, in my opinion.

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

I'm Jedi

Anonymous said...

there you go then... Juan "Nekkai" Babauta runs several miles a day, doesn't smoke, rarely drinks and only eats organicly grown foods... i'd venture to say he won't be keeling over anytime soon.

i've got an idea... the party's should recruit candidates from Gold's Gym?

elephant watcher said...

several miles a day and then some! he did an even better job running the economy into the ground too!

how about adding the ability to talk in public to your list of candidate must-haves?

and as for "ginger," it's the same writers of this blog. in fact, most of the anonymous comments come from the writers here.

Anonymous said...

ah ah ah... I am "King Anonymous"... or the infamous "Noni" if you like. I can tell you Mr. Elephant Watcher that I am the primary "anonymous" poster on this blog, and I have absolutely nothing to do with the ownership of the blog. So maybe you should get your facts a little bit straighter before stepping up to the counter.

Anonymous said...

...I referred to you as "Mr."... my apologies... after rereviewing your post I'd guess you're a "Ms. or Mrs.".

p.s.-I love watching elephants to.

rev said...

tsk tsk...accusing the middle roaders eh? is elephant watcher Saipan Blogger? ahihi...

rev said...

Community's question: Have you asked yourselves as voters of the cnmi how many months did the governor spend for treatment than run the office for the past year?

I admire the courage and charisma of the current leader yet it remains--the community's concern (for some) of the health of their leader, whether he'd still have the energy to run the islands.

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

I don't post anonymous comments...and I wasn't here when Babauta was in office. I have nothing good or bad to say about him...but I did meet him in DC in 2000 when he was the Washington Rep.

Anonymous said...

...very inciteful...as usual

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

Do you have problems with reading comprehension? Some anonymous person called Elephant Watcher said something about Babauta, Rev wondered if I was posting as Elephant Watcher, and I pointed out that, no, it wasn't me, and that I wasn't here when Babauta was in office, so I really don't have an opinion of him.

WTF?

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

This blog frustrates me.

Grrr.

rev said...

cmon you don't have to read our blog to rid you of that frustration...

Anonymous said...

...it's so easy

Anonymous [#2708] said...

I think Anonymous sarcastically meant "...very insightful..." but her "...very inciteful..." turned out to be ironically apropos as well. :)

rev said...

lol. i noticed that too, but didnt say anything, coz we didnt want to be a grammar police or whatever with noni.

Anonymous said...

to anonymous 2708... ;)

thanks rev...there was a little double entendre there.

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