Saturday, February 17, 2007
Machete's Monstrous Move
Cesar Montano's substitution for the candidacy of Jericho Petilla is not a big news. It is an enormous parody. If he wins, it's a gargantuan tragedy. Surprise was the least emotion I felt when I heard of Team Unity's latest 'high-level' political moves.
In an interview, Montano said 'Matagal ko ng ginagawa yung tumulong sa kapwa Filipino. I have been a public servant in my own little way. So eto, I’ll do it in a bigger scope lang.' It reeks pretentiousness. First, you don't have publicly declare that you are helping other people. Second, if you have been a public servant in your own way then why not stay that way? Politics as a subject is enriching but politics as a life is insane. I should know. My father has been a politician since 1988.
On the other hand, Team Unity reasons that there are two factors for the substitution.
1. Petilla's substitute should be a Lakas member.
2. Petilla's substitute should have capability and credibility since these are the qualifications of a Team Unity candidate.
The first criterion is reasonable but the second is incredible.
You mean Team Unity or Team Bansot (as MLQ3 wrote) requires capability and credibility?
Let's analyze: Team Unity Candidates: Capability and Credibility
1. Luis Singson
2. Prospero Pichay
3. Ralph Recto
4. Tito Sotto
5. Tessie Oreta
Should I continue? Or should I stop so that all of us could vommit?
What capability? What credibility?