Roundtable: The Next Governor?

It is no secret that Governor Adams is elderly and will not be with us much longer, perhaps not even surviving until the end of week nine.  Speculation has already begun as to who might be his replacement.  The Journal-Intelligencer’s political roundtable weights in:

Peter Ottomas

 

Peter Ottomas, Editor

 

It is hard to conceive of a world without Governor Adams!  But yes, such a sad day is coming, sooner than we would like.  For me, the only choice is the Governor’s heir-apparent, Assemblyman Sanchez.  He has the wisdom and experience to continue the policies of Governor Adams and the True Whigs and ensure the goals of the Revolution are successful.  I think he wins in a landslide over any candidate Progress puts forth.

Priya Ramaswami

 

Priya Ramaswami, Political correspondent

 

I agree with Peter that Sanchez is the likely nominee from the True Whigs, although I could see Senator Adams enter the race as well to allow three generations of Adams’ men to serve.  C.B. Jackson would be a formidable candidate from Progress, but his age is sufficiently concerning that the party may choose to go younger, perhaps with one of their young stalwarts like Assemblyman bin-Fahd.  I don’t see the RDF putting forth anyone.  A race between Sanchez and Jackson may surprise us.  I could see Progress pulling it out.

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H. Selassie Adams, Sr. Political correspondent

 

Sometimes you have to question conventional wisdom, but I don’t see this being one of those times.  Whigs and Sanchez all the way.  Book it.

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Roundtable: Hon. Jane S. Ruben

Recently, Gov. Adams made a surprise appointment by naming the Hon. Jane S. Ruben to the Supreme Court.  Many were shocked by the choice given that Ruben lacks any legal, law enforcement, or security training and had spent most of her adult life working as a UFO Researcher and housewife. Some say she is grossly unqualified for the position and obtained it only because she is a former lover of the Governor.  The Journal-Intelligencer’s political roundtable weights in:
Peter Ottomas

 

Peter Ottomas, Editor

 

In my opinion, the naysayers are ignorant trash.  Once again, Gov. Adams has made a wise selection.  The reality is that Monkeykid simply did not have the formally-trained legal minds to fill the ranks of Judgeship, forcing the Governor to make less traditional choices.  Having known Jane for many years and long respecting her intelligence, I applaud this choice.

Priya Ramaswami

 

Priya Ramaswami, Political correspondent

 

As a recent emigrant to Monkeykid, I have not had the pleasure of knowing the Judge.  While on the surface it is clear why some might find the choice odd, Peter’s point is an accurate one.  Prior to the Revolution, Monkeykid had little indigenous legal needs.  With devolution and the requirement of self-governance, it was a certainty that some initial appointments might be less than ideal.

I think it wise to trust in the decisions of our leaders and based on everything I know of her, I am sure Ms. Ruben will be an excellent jurist.

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H. Selassie Adams, Sr. Political correspondent

 

I like the move.  Jane is a thoughtful, educated woman with good sense and she clearly possesses the necessary skills to be a wise judge.  Yes, in an ideal world, the Supreme Court would be trained jurists, but since that was not yet possible, Gov. Adams made a smart decision.

And I’m not just saying that because she is my mother-in-law.