“It’s so unfair,” sobbed my friend when she learned of Noynoy Aquino’s impending victory at the polls.
“He is not the best man for the job,” she continued. “What did he ever do to deserve the position? If Cory hadn’t died, we wouldn’t even be thinking about Noynoy.”
You can’t help but agree with this reasoning.
I mean, let’s face it: Would Noynoy even be in the equation if his mother hadn’t died? Now, as my friend correctly pointed out, the Aquinos have suddenly been bestowed saintly goodness. In the eyes of those who voted for Noynoy Aquino, the yellow family is God’s answer to our despair and hard-luck country.
Those of us who know the truth point to a very simple explanation of the imminent victory of Noynoy.
Filipinos, on the whole, don’t – or refuse to acknowledge – the lessons of history.
How else can you explain a one-two placement for Noynoy (who has no track record of achievements_ and Erap (CONVICTED plunderer)?
We are a forgetful people – that is the polite explanation. Unlike human resources department of most successful companies we know, in the Philippines, anyone can walk in and DEMAND the position of president simply because he knows the right people, possesses the right surname, and has popular parents.
But you know that already.
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Speaking of forgetting, Noynoy seems to have forgotten about the “supreme sacrifice” of running mate Mar Roxas, who was actually forced to settle on running for the vice presidency because of his dismal showing in surveys.
One of my “bubwits” was having dinner at this restaurant when he overheard talk at another table about shifting allegiance from Mar Roxas to “Jejobama” Binay.
And who was at the aforementioned table? No less than SHALANI SOLEDAD.
I hate arrogant Mar as much as the next guy, but this was one occasion I actually felt bad for him.
You now begin to think back to Chiz Escudero’s belated endorsement of NOYBI on the telly – and who the heck funded it.
Even the yellow supporters are rejoicing that a Noynoy-Binay victory would be a true YELLOW victory, as Binay is the “true” yellow, not Mar.
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There seems to be some truth to this dropping of Mar by LP/Noy supporters. Remember the video of Kris as she was filling out her ballot? She was desperately trying to cover the ballot – even from hubby James (who was sorta copying his wife’s selections).
Think about it, why would Kris bother to cover her ballot unless she WASN’T VOTING STRAIGHT LP?
Ah, now there, as Conrado de Shitroz says, is the RUB.