Wednesday, February 14, 2007
High Level Politics and Low Level Tactics
In order to diminish the clout of the opposition the administration has been fielding popular personalities against stalwart oppositionist. After Lito Lapid, the latest and hottest administration bet is none other than Manny Pacquiao.He is going up against Darlene Antonino Custodio. Honestly, I'm a huge Pacman fan. I still cannot forget his first international fight when he knocked out a legendary Thai pugilist straight in the jaw. But I just admire the man as a boxer. Not as an actor. Not as a singer. And most certainly, not as a lawmaker.
Since I am not from General Santos, I will be critical of his plan to join politics as a fan. Fans have rights too.
In an interview, Pacquiao said that he will be assisted by several lawyers when it comes to decision-making. What the F? He even had problems regarding contract signings even with legal assistance.
He added that there are a lot of congressmen who will make laws and he will just vote in behalf of his constituents. That's a bigger F.
His mother has all the right to cry in national television in order to dissuade his popular son. His foray to politics will end his career and popularity.
Yesterday, the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo promised high level politics this elections. But Pacquiao for congressman? This is the kind of politics this administration is encouraging - low level politics. Or in the language of boxers - below the belt.
But I know the people of General Santos are intelligent voters. They better be.