the walkout #cj trial
ang saya na sana. it was good, in fairness, to hear his version of the stories that the yellow media had long been spinning, and his own powerpoint claiming just a handful of dollar accounts. and when he signed that waiver, napa-wow ako, when he challenged drilon and the 188 reps who impeached him to waive theirs too, napahalakhak at palakpak ako, way to go! but then he stood up and walked out, WTF, and all hell broke loose!
my take is, corona never intended to face cross-examination, he intended to walk out, as he did, once he was done with his statement. if enrile had not ordered the lockdown that prevented him from leaving the building, i doubt that we would have seen him again. but enrile was quick to the draw, and so corona was forced to plead illness, and play it sick, wheelchair and all, and tila nagkatotoo tuloy. the melodrama continues.
but even if he were feeling all right, magugulat ako kung um-appear pa siya uli after that shocking show of disrespect for the senate impeachment court, which was like giving the finger to the senator-judges. were he to return, it would be to a hostile court, for certain.
i was looking forward pa naman to hearing where the large dollar deposits on significant dates came from. i guess we’ll never know. ted te may be right, that corona will take the battle to the supreme court and ask for a restraining order against a senate vote.
the senate will not be stopped, of course, and more and more it looks like a corona conviction coming up.