We are right to assume that the party tonight will be "stacked." For the kikos, appearance is everything, especially numbers. They'll be trucked in, bused in, coerced in, whatever.
Few will actually pay the $200. And of those that do, some are reporting that their parishes are having to fork over the money for attendees.
They'll have numbers, but today's U Matuna tells the real story.
A 70th birthday is a significant milestone, and surely for a bishop, and surely for a bishop who has been bishop of a particular diocese for almost three decades.
Yet, in today's U Matuna, there are only three birthday wishes. Three. Count them. One. Two. Three.
One: From the Chancery Staff. LOL. They didn't even have to pay for the ad space.
Two: The Cathedral-Basilica. More LOL.
Three: Ada's Trust and Investment. Ummm, no surprise.
And of the three, only Ada's refers to him by his full title: The Most Reverend Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron. The Chancery and the Cathedral? "Archbishop Anthony."
Even more interesting, the birthday bash wasn't even mentioned in today's paper. Not a whisper. Come on. All the hype about the gala, about the party, and on the day of...NOTHING?
BTW, who says they don't read the Jungle. It's a week late, but they got REMEMBERING ARCHBISHOP FLORES in there.