FM and I attended the 25th Anniversary of the Guam National Guard last Sunday. Had I known what a big deal it was going to be, I would have dressed more formally. The Governor was there as well as elected officials and all the top brass from the Air Force, Navy and Army. I’m still counting it as dinner with the Governor even though he was a couple of tables away from us.
I sat next to a woman who is obviously ‘connected’ in Guam. She knew everyone who walked by and I got to meet a lot of people including the Governor and his wife (again, wish I had dressed more appropriately). It’s an election year in Guam and the political banter is flying. I don’t know the players yet but I’m slowly learning who’s who in Guam politics. As far as the Governor, I thought his questions to my dinner partner were thought-provoking. You learn a lot about a person, not only by the answers they give, but by the questions they ask.
It’s hard not to become interested in politics here. The daily newspaper does a great job exposing every detail ~ sometimes it starts sounding like a made for TV movie. The current scandal is the newly elected Superintendent of Schools ~ the drama of it all would be comical except Guam schools DESPERATELY need an intelligent, tough, organized, budget-focused person at the helm and from what I’ve read in the Pacific Daily News, the new Superintendent is not that person. But, we all know you can’t believe everything you read in the newspapers. 😉 Bottom line: I hope the Board of Education makes the right decision and makes it soon, since the Guam schools start up again in a few weeks and those children deserves the best Guam has to offer.