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Jun 3, 2008

Does Taotao Tano office controversy reflect a Fitial-Villagomez split?

We've all read about the controversy over allowing Taotao Tano to use a government building for free office space. Taotao Tano was reported in the press to have been authorized to use the building by Lieutenant Governor Tim Villagomez, who was acting governor at the time. We soon heard from Charles Reyes, the Governor's spokesman, that it was improper to allow Taotao Tano to use the government building for free. Reyes, you will recall from emails that were leaked to the press, had a bit of an argument with Taotao Tano President Greg Cruz over the fact that Cruz was not given a job by the CNMI government. Cruz then called for Fitial's impeachment. This episode has already been discussed on the blogs, but here's a larger question: Do these events reflect a split between the Governor and the Lieutanant Governor? Was the Lieutenant Governor really behind the original decision to grant Taotao Tano the free use of government property for office space, or was his role not properly characterized in the original press reports?

Even if Villagomez's role was simply to forward Taotao Tano's request to the appropriate authorities, what does it say about Villagomez that he would even give the time of day to someone who was calling for his boss to be impeached? And if Villagomez had a larger role, what would that suggest? And would the Lieutenant Governor have become Governor had the impeachment effort succeeded? (OK, maybe that's getting too far into conspiracy theory crazy-ville.)

And another question: What happened to the chairs that went missing from the office after Taotao Tano moved in? Here's one theory: They were burned for fuel during one of CUC's many outages.

11 comments:

Lil' Hammerhead said...

Of course it does.

glend558 said...

Bozos and Clowns, What a bunch of -----------. You add your own preference for the word to use here. Simpeltons comes to mind along with numbnuts!
The three chairs went to never-never land....

The Daily Yapper said...

A circus of fools. Who cares if there's a split. Neither Ben nor Tim stands a chance in the election.

Say goodbye to Taotao Tano and Taotao Tan in 2009.

Carnival time said...

Who cares, as this post represents the three most unelectable people in the NMI.

Clowns, numbnuts, and TaoTao Tan...very funny.

geek goddess said...

has anyone checked the variety poll recently? tim is leading by a landslide...2,000 plus votes!

the disclaimer says the poll is designed to allow only one vote per visitor, but it looks like tim got a lot of "savvy users" on his side.

Anonymous said...

Or corrupt cheaters. Uncle Ben needs a new running mate in 2009.

Anonymous said...

actually, uncle ben does not need to run at all.

roots of the cuc nightmare said...

neither does pirate tim

Anonymous said...

Tim for governor? Puleeeeze! He will never be able to cleanse himself from the stinky of being associated with Ben Tan. A thousand showers and a gallon of perfume could not erase that smell.

What's that fragrance? Eu de Corruption!

Anonymous said...

He was corrupt through and through long before he had anything to do with Benignorant Fitial. Check out CUC and CHC.

In fact, Uncle Ben looks downright honest by comparison.

Anonymous said...

Benignorant! You just made my day.

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