Thursday, March 01, 2007

Let's Talk Politics...

.:James Yap, All Set To Endorse Ping Lacson?!?:.

Apparently, the philandering husband of Kris Aquino, James Yap, is most likely going to endorse Ping Lacson in his bid for senator.

This is reportedly because James believes in Hope, and according to Lacson, “Kapag may Hope, may pag-asa.”

Lacson's platform is right up James' alley. Eh diba, “SiPing ang kinabukasan?” Di ba, dyan naman magaling si James? Sa pakikipagsiping?

I don't know about you, but there's just something ridiculous about all the hoopla over Kris and James and Hope. It's an overblown domestic situation that we could've done without. Well, now that it's out in the open, Senator Lacson gets all the added exposure that he needs.


I find it laughable how easy it is to forget favors and grudges when people decide to cross party lines.

I am not a fan of Angara, Sotto, and much less Oreta. Despite that, I find it amusing how Rez Cortez's FPJPM group made a jingle lashing out at the trio for moving to the administration. This senatorial race has all the makings of a kcuf-up, I swear.

You have the three people who used to vow to bring down GMA now being endorsed by the latter. You have a senatoriable who has no clue what he's doing in Cesar Montano. You have a guy who uses a lousy pun and advertises so much yet no one still knows who the Hades he is in Pichay. You have Mr. Aloof himself in Defensor. Then, you have the stalwart opposition people and guys like John Osmena who love jumping back and forth whenever it's convenient for them to do so.

This is going to be one mess, and you don't need to be a fortune teller to know that.

.:Pick, Pac, Boo!:.

Well, well, well. Looks like people are a lot smarter than we give ourselves credit for.

In the recent boxing extravaganza in Cebu featuring Jaca, Gorres, and Bautista, Manny Pacquiao, who came to watch his contemporaries, was met by a presumably jarring chorus of boos, expressing displeasure over his decision to run for public office.

I'm highly amused that he's surprised this happened. Look at him. He runs, then expresses his intention to focus on his training for his next fight. It's rather obvious that he simply isn't prepared to serve his country politically, and I am not in the least bit surprised this is happening to him.

Pacquiao is a successful boxer who is overrated, in my humble opinion. He's no sacred cow, and now, he experiences how it is to be anything other than applauded, which is what he should have anticipated the moment he threw his hat into the political arena. I relish in having people prove to be smarter than he thinks and simply not let him win. He's not ready, and I don't think he should be meddling in politics when he has no idea what to do in the first place.

According to him, his intent is only to attend sessions and vote “yes” or “no” whenever he has to. That doesn't sound like a guy who has a definite plan to help his city out. It's ridiculous for him to think that good intentions are enough to carry him through. He could've instead used those massive campaign funds by helping people find work or something more worthwhile than just this.

I know a lot of Pacman haters have wanted to see him get knocked out in a long time, but I think this is the loss I'd rather put my money on.

Of course, if he wins, then General Santos loses. Big time.


Shari said...

Sa wakas! I wasn't able to leave a comment early this morning (3:30AM is early morning, right?) because all Blogger accounts wouldn't load images - visual verification not excluded.

Hehe, seryoso ba yang Ping-James tandem? Rawr. Political turncoat-ism is already a culture in the Philippines. Dapat kasi platform-based ang pagboto. Right now, we should focus more on the issues AND the personalities - not only the latter.

Shari said...

Oops. "Not only on the latter." Whatever.

BTW, you don't have to own a domain to join the Blog Awards. A lot of the entries seem to be hosted on Blogger too. :) I've only glanced at the list today. Hanggang Sunday pa naman nominations. Go nominate your blog...else I'll do it for you. :p

Marcelle said...

I'd appreciate a nomination. I doubt I'd win, but hey, whaddaheck. :P

mr nice ash said...

First off, I agree with your opinion. The HOPE thing, the ASO, the Manny Pacquiao.

Secondly, I have my 2 thumbs up for this entry (while typing).


Marcelle said...

Sigh... it's sad, isn't it? Politics is just so depressing lately.

Hades, I can't even get 12 names to fill up my senatoriable slots!