Calvo, Gutierrez Face Off in Great Debate

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The Great Debate was held just five days before the election

 Guam – There wasn’t a basketball game at the University of Guam Fieldhouse last night, but the sides were divided and plenty of cheerleaders filled the stands as the the Great Debate was held only five days before the Gubernatorial Election.

 

During opening statements Incumbent Governor Eddie Calvo jumped right into the game by accusing his opponent, former Governor Carl Gutierrez, of making false accusations about him.

“The lie that I gave tax write offs to a family business in the past few days after I said so many times no it has been proven a lie,” Calvo said.

That proof apparently wasn’t enough for Gutierrez who handed the mic to his running mate Gary Gumataotao

“Why do you do that,” Guamataotao asked of the alleged right off. “Because you’re corrupt to help your family you do not do it for the people of Guam.”

As the debate went on both parties answered questions about the military buildup, Guam’s political status, health care, education, homelessness, and their relationships with the legislature

The debate was organized by public administration students at UOG.

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Because Pepsi had the courage to call for the Legislature to delay taking up Bill 394-32 (Hybrid Retirement Plan) until after the election, I hereby support Pepsi’s re-election, and suggest that other members of the Defined Benefit Plan do the same.
    Moreover, Carl T.C. is receiving $30,000 a year in retirement benefits to which he is not entitled. .
    Contrary to popular belief, the question of Carl T.C.’s entitlement to service credit for his time as Governor—and resultant enhancement of his retirement by $30,000 a year-was never decided by the Courts. Judge Benson dismissed the criminal case against him when the prosecuting AG, Bill Bischoff, unaccountably failed to cite 2 GCA 1120(b) to the Court when the Judge requested him to provide statutory authority providing that Carl T.C. was NOT entitled to service credit for his time as Governor. 2 GCA 1120(b) provided, and continues to provide, that an elected official who has collected benefits prior to his assumption of office cannot be awarded service credit for his time in elected office after receiving benefits. Doris Brooks, in her report, initiating the controversy over Carl T.C.’s retirement, based her findings that Carl was not entitled to service credit for his time as Governor on 2 GCA 1120(b). Carl T.C.’s response to 2 GCA 1120(b) was to only to say “Joe Ada did it” (He didn’t).
    , The upshot of the foregoing is that Carl’s entitlement to service credit for his time as Governor, in light of 2 GCA 1120(b), has never been never judicially determined. Carl T.C. continues to receive $30,000 a year more in retirement benefits than he is entitled to, a fact ignored by the GovGuam Retirement Fund Board of Trustees, headed by old time Carlista Joe T. San Agustin and stocked with his running dogs.

  2. I was disappointed with the negativity displayed by the GG team most especially by Gary Gumataotao. Taking cheap shots at the governor and lt. governor wasn’t called for. You have a mike so why yell into it? Gumataotao came across as angry, bitter and over the top. He is either a great actor or deeply despises the CT team. On the other hand, Calvo was eloquent and made it a point to contrast his achievements vs. his opponent’s. Lt. Governor Tenorio was stoic and passionate especially about his career as a police officer. He did an excellent job taking Gumataotao to task about his comments in the last forum. In that forum, Gumataotao insulted Tenorio by saying that he worked in the courts while Tenorio walked the streets. The guy has no tact in my opinion. I’m obviously a Republican but this debate reinforced my belief that CT is the right team to take Guam forward.

  3. I was disappointed with the negativity displayed by the GG team most especially by Gary Gumataotao. Taking cheap shots at the governor and lt. governor wasn’t called for. You have a microphone so why yell into it? Gumataotao came across as angry, bitter and over the top. He is either a great actor or deeply despises the CT team. On the other hand, Calvo was eloquent and made it a point to contrast his achievements vs. his opponent’s. Lt. Governor Tenorio was stoic and passionate especially about his career as a police officer. He did an excellent job taking Gumataotao to task about his comments in the last forum. In that forum, Gumataotao insulted Tenorio by saying that he worked in the courts while Tenorio walked the streets. The guy has no tact in my opinion. I’m obviously a Republican but this debate reinforced my belief that CT is the right team to take Guam forward.

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