Guam - The author of the law creating the Guam First Commission, Senator Rory Respicio, finds it "appalling, autocratic and amusing" for the attorney general to conclude that the Guam Legislature cannot mandate a law requiring the Government of Guam to speak with one voice when dealing with the federal government.

Respicio adds that he trusts Governor Eddie Calvo will not follow in the footsteps of his predecessor and make unilateral decisions as if the governor were the sole negotiator for the military buildup.