jkahless posted wrote:
gd posted wrote: She is an idiot. I don’t know where they are even getting the insufficient $8 million from.
If it were rebuilt, I'd expect far more than 8 million dollars in economic benefits for PR. If she can bring money in, it might be a smart choice. If she can't, the money won't get spent.
She's not the newly elected governor. She wasn't elected for her term either. She had the position imposed upon her after the island went on strike for a couple of weeks non-stop in front of La Fortaleza to get Gov. Ricardo Rosello to resign because of a leaked chat that revealed homophobic, and sexist comments as well as the extent of the corruption in his administration. Gov. Vázquez was like the third or fourth in line according to the constitution to receive the position after the others before her either refused or were also forced to step down from their position.
She was not elected during November's elections either, in fact, she didn't even make it past primaries. Most of the population holds her in contempt. The new guy that got elected, Gov. Pierluisi, did not win by a landslide either. 70% of the voters did not vote for him. About 33% of the votes were for the three other minor party candidates combined and another 30% for the other major party candidate. I really don't see him effectively carrying on the efforts of bringing back the Arecibo Radiotelescope once he takes office in late January. And if he does, he would probably do it to boost his approval ratings. Again, where he would get the money is a big question. Obama's administration appointed a Financial Oversight and Management Board that will almost certainly block funding to the Radiotelescope.
If these past election results are anything to go by, I believe that within the next three elections the minor parties may have one of their candidates elected governor. In this past election, some of the minor parties and independent candidates achieved being elected Mayors and Legislators.
Never take advice from people who have nothing to lose by giving it...