Regrets

August 5, 2012


Peoples' regrets are interesting. I can think of lots of common regrets. Regretting not studying and failing a test is a common regret.  Regretting not telling someone you love that you love them before they die is another familiar regret. Regretting not spending more time with your children when they were young is an often voiced regret.

I would imagine that there are many people in the CNMI who regret voting for Governor Fitial.

Governor Fitial says the biggest regret of his life is "appointing Michael Pai as Public Auditor". Yes, I imagine it must be a bitch to be a corrupt governor with corrupt cabinet members and have a public auditor who does his job and exposes the corruption and illegalities.

The governor appears to be much happier with his puppets like say Attorney General Edward Buckingham and the long list of DPS Commissioners he has appointed over the years. Having lap dogs as appointees means Governor Fitial can push his agenda, have unlimited power, cover-up unethical or illegal activities, and have a group of willing co-conspirators for political plots. In the governor's mind, it is lap-dog appointees good; appointees who do their jobs, bad.

This governor is way off-base. In fact, he is totally out there. He claims Pai "tarnished the integrity and character of the OPA." Read the Saipan Tribune interview by Haidee Eugenio and the entire Fitial rant, and just substitute the name, "Attorney General" for every time the governor uses the name "Pai" and substitute the word, "Office of the Attorney General" or "DPS" for every time Fitial uses the word "OPA" and you might have some accurate statements. Like this:
Governor's Statement: The governor believes that Pai has a personal ax to grind with Buckingham, “and is now using the resources of OPA to advance his own personal vendetta.”  
Reality: Buckingham has a personal ax to grind with Pai, “and is now using the resources of OAG and DPS to advance his own personal vendetta.” 
Governor's statement: "It's truly sad when the public has to see that its public auditor is politicking under the color of his office.” 
Reality: It's truly sad when the public has to see that its attorney general is politicking under the color of his office.” 
Governor's statement: "Pai has tarnished the integrity and character of the OPA." 
Reality: "Buckingham has tarnished the integrity and character of the OAG." 
Governor's statement: "This is absolutely unbecoming of a public auditor. His job is to ensure that accountability is upheld in government, yet he is using his office for his own personal enrichment.” 
Reality: "This is absolutely unbecoming of an attorney general. His job is to ensure that accountability is upheld in government, yet he is using his office for his own personal enrichment.” 
Governor's statement: "Pai's recent actions not only taint the image of OPA, but he has taken all the hard work of former public auditors...and threw them out the window.” 
Reality: "Buckingham's recent actions not only taint the image of OAG, but he has taken all the hard work of former attorney generals...and threw them out the window.” 
Governor's statement: “Pai vowed to keep the Office of the Public Auditor independent, factual, and fair to all concerned.” “Obviously, Mike Pai has failed on his promise. He has severely compromised OPA's independence by politicking and by putting his personal interests before the interests of the Commonwealth. We can now see his true colors, and those colors are looking like mud.” 
Reality: “Buckingham vowed to keep the Office of the Attorney General independent, factual, and fair to all concerned.” “Obviously, Ed Buckingham has failed on his promise. He has severely compromised OAG's independence by politicking and by putting his personal interests before the interests of the Commonwealth. We can now see his true colors, and those colors are looking like mud.”
In fact, each time the governor speaks, he loses more credibility. He already has lost any iota of integrity he may have had.


 Do you want to ensure that this isn't swept under the rug, like other scandals? Please join me in contacting the national and international press:
CONTACT THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hysterical and so true!

Anonymous said...

Nothing will happen to Bucky or Ben because this is a local matter and Fitial appoints judges and all of our judges openly support him now except one, and that one needs to get elected so he won't be crossing the Guv in the news either. in a worst case senerio, which won't be needed, the Governor could and would pardon him.

Some thought he would go down over bribery and the Abramoff scandal but his boss didn't get served because he is a billionaire, and billionaires never go to prison...just name one. He bribed the US House of Representatives, bragged about it on TV, and the feds were afraid to touch him.

Billionaires in this world control too many jobs, so much economy, own so many judges and politicians that they never go to jail. And Stewart, Millkin, and Rupert were a zero short of that financial clout.

Wendy Doromal said...

8:36 Thank you for reminding me to inform the world to ensure that "something" happens. I have updated this post to include national and international media outlets. Concerned citizens can contact them with this story. Be sure to tell them about the attack on a reporter, the fact that a federally funded agency used resources to try to prevent investigators from serving a summons and any background information on the Fitial Administration's previous unethical acts.

Anonymous said...

Judge Wiseman just issued a $50,000 arrest warrant for Bucky. His Honor was visably shaken by the still AG of the CNMI attempting to flee the CNMI and avoid service. It was incredible to watch not to mention surreal. So 8:38 perhaps you really should lose some of the skepticism.

Wendy Doromal said...

Anonymous 10:21

I forgot to thank you for your comment and keeping us up-to-date.Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

The Gov only ignite Pai's wrath, he's going to splatter more to their face... more will come out...

Gov, you hate foreign workers the human beings, when you hate something, your thinking, your outlook and your energy gets very hard and narrowed – not to mention your heart. And that will bring you to trouble that you can not regret anymore - Melberlin

The Saipan Blogger said...

I don't regret voting for Fitial because I voted for the other guy.

Anonymous said...

lets reach to cnn and all media and let them know about abused cw1 class over to USA soil.thanks wendy mum..amen

Wendy Doromal said...

12:16 Yes, I have -can you reach out also?