February 12, 2013
News of the governor's impeachment is spreading around the world. Stories, such as the one on Huffington Post, remind readers of the governor's corrupt ties to Jack Abramoff and other scandals.
Federal authorities never prosecuted Fitial for the many illegal acts he cooked up will Abramoff, Willy Tan and corrupt U.S. Congressmen, but his own people have risen up to hold him accountable. That is the real story. That the people are doing what the federal and local authorities would or could not accomplish. They are saying no to the corrupt politics that have crippled the retirement fund, public utilities, health care system and law enforcements agencies.
While members of the House voted overwhelmingly to impeach the governor, the fate of Fitial in the Senate is far less certain. The Senate will now hold a trial and it needs 6 votes to convict Fitial. Rota Senator Juan Ayuyu is in federal prison and there has been talk that other Senators have been bribed. Hopefully, the senators know right from wrong.
Reform advocate Glen Hunter posted videos of the procedures on YouTube. They are worth watching. It is stunning to see how the governor's allies attempt to justify clear violations. Here is the link.