i love the way donald trump is rocking the boat of the republicans, which suddenly makes me wonder if maybe i should be loving, too, the way grace poe is rocking the boat of the liberals so-called.
but then trump dares talk issues, never mind that he offends sensibilities with his political incorrectness. poe for her part has yet to talk issues, baka pinag-aaralan pinag-iisipan pa niya, with a lot of help and input from her favored vicepresidentiable chiz escudero. baka di pa tapos ang tutorial.
siguro kung di niya kailangan si chiz, siguro kung wala siyang chiz na kabuntot, kakayanin kong ibigay kay grace ang benefit of the doubt. i saw that news report of her and chiz in coronadal, south cotabato — on the invitation nga ba of NPC? is chiz back in the good graces of NPC because he has grace?
and in a short clip from her speech, some 24 seconds long, grace managed to mention chiz three times.
Ikinagagalak ko po na isa sa nagawa namin, kasama ni Senator Chiz, na dumaan at dumadaan na po ang BBL sa senado, gaya nga po ng sinabi ni Senator Chiz, ang mga probisyon dito ay kailangan nating pangalagaan. maganda nga po ang national roads niyo dito pero nasabi din sa akin ni Senator Chiz na marami pang kailangang gawin sa mga provincial roads.
as for teddy locsin calling idiotic the idea that grace should get some more experience muna in preparation for a 2022 run — for a while there i thought he might have some significant insight or info that would change my mind, but no. as usual, he’s just being flippant, mocking, even satirical:
In our kind of government, which is modeled after the American, no experience is needed or asked for. Indeed, experience is what screws up your electoral chances unless you can hide it. Hillary Clinton has much to brag about and therefore much to be attacked for. Mar has served in the past 3 administrations—look where he is in the ranking.
As for the presidency, the job is easier than it makes itself out to be. It requires minimal intelligence to get by; though some cunning to get more done. It has an unlimited number of experts on call (and unlimited cash to pay them with) unless you prefer the company of friends. Even then, you’ll get by. And the media—from fear or for favor—will shower you with praises in the first half of your term.
You don’t pay for your mistakes; the country pays for them.
In the Philippine experience, nobody learns anything useful and good from serving in any administration, including not repeating the same mistakes. It is the same with any government experience, even on the local level: look at Binay.
locsin does not mention chiz at all. in ANC’s coronadal report, walang sound bites from chiz even if he also gave a speech. it’s almost as if he’s being ignored. aray. but that’s what he gets for piggybacking on grace’s popularity instead of standing on his own.