Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Good for Tina Sablan

Rep. Tina Sablan and two other lawmakers deserve credit for voting against a bill to privatize the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation. I single out Sablan because the Saipan Tribune didn't report why Francisco Dela Cruz and Edward Salas voted no.

Don't get me wrong, I've wanted CUC to be privatized for more than 20 years. If it's a crooked deal, then go after the bad guys.

But I'd have to agree with Sablan:

“Previous efforts to privatize CUC failed primarily because they were rushed and involved a multitude of procurement irregularities. By rushing this bill, I feel we're just repeating history,” she said.

(CUC irony: Saved this morning, but the power went out just as I was about to post it)

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