Saturday, September 23, 2006

Slime is an Anagram of Smile



I was ecstatic when the San Beda Red Lions won the NCAA Mens Basketball Championship. Finally. Though my college team is part of the UAAP camp - proud Fighting Maroons - I was also an ardent follower of the oldest collegiate body.

I prayed for the Red Lions because:

1. of Koy Banal - an excellent defense-oriented coach
2. excellent rookies deserve basketball glory
3. I do not approve of Gabby Espinas' confidence a.k.a. kayabangan

I was scared during the dying seconds...they almost succumbed to JC Castro's heart.

But the trophy was destined to be cradled by the Bedans.

However, as the celebration started, I saw a quite familiar illustration - A SMILEY WITH A MOUSTACHE.

Where have I seen that?

Right. Caloocan.

It's the freakin' alter ego of Mayor Enrico Echiverri.

I don't mind that he supports his alma mater by providing placards and cut-outs BUT campaigning in the middle of a do-or-die championship match?

It reeked with so much political slime that it almost wiped the smile in my face.

2 comments:

postigo luna said...

this is exactly the kind of early campaigning that's gotten me so sickened. i hope we can find a way to penalize this sort of bullshit. but, whatever that way is, we'll have to apply it to everyone, regardless of what side we're on.

The Purple Phoenix said...

i most definitely agree with you!