On This Thanksgiving: Who Needs Turkey When You’ve Got “Lame Duck”?
So what do we have to be grateful for this Thanksgiving holiday?
Family and friends, certainly, And for those of us who can afford the food, a festive meal.
But beyond that? You tell us.
On Thanksgiving Eve, the Boards of Elections certified the results of a process so riddled with infractions that none who have watched the debacle can imagine how in the end, it was allowed to occur. We hope the Feds, who were scheduled to begin an audit on November 19th, were watching.
That improper certification followed an unfortunately classic session of the 29th Legislature, a two day embarrassment that showcased the worst of the behavior we have seen in this session and actions that give the phrase “lame duck” new meaning.
Beginning with Monday Mayhem and a session that resulted in nothing less than surrender to the Taxi Association and the continued destructive bullying of the loudmouth Senator from St. Croix who benefitted again from the misguided voters who put her back in office and that same ineffective Board of Elections that allowed her to run in the first place.
Followed then by Tuesday’s session that approved yet more borrowing – suddenly finding a way to finance requests that have been on the books for months and fail to address any of the pressing issues facing the still cash strapped financial state of the Territory or the ever-crumbling infrastructure.
But wait, lest we forget, the widows of former Governors have been provided for – even if the schools your children attend, and the roads you must travel to get them there, degenerate daily.
No significant progress on energy – and we caution you not to think about what it will cost to burin those festive holiday lights in the upcoming weeks – or what a gallon of gas will cost come the new year when the Hovensa arrangement runs out.
So again we ask you – what are we to be thankful for?
Instead of turkey on the table this holiday season, we’re looking a great big platter of Lame Duck.