now that noynoy is definitely running for the presidency in 2010 somebody (ballsy, pinky, viel!) please make kris stop the yakkety-yak-yak about how she’s going to make doble-kayod for noynoy’s campaign fund, among other napaka-wa-class statements that the media of course lap up like mad but which would hardly endear noynoy to the hearts and minds of the undecided.
i mean you know, sure, kris will bring in a lot of votes, ang dami niyang fans who hang on to her every word. but noynoy will need the votes too of people who don’t really like kris, and her lifestyle, and her values, and there’s just no way their votes can be won unless kris shuts up.
… what this whole family banks on, what the Aquino magic banks on, is a simplicity that isn’t wont to be corrupted. but Kris, selling everything from chicken to cake, facial care center to clothes, flowershop, tile cleaner, and well, tiles (!), can’t be seen as (simple).
this is a woman who has made a living out of talking about where she bought her clothes and shoes, or how much she wishes for an expensive bag. she sits in front of actresses for an interview and notices their shoes and clothes and asks them how much these are. it is a lifestyle that’s anything but simple.
or deep. because Kris has imposed as well, too many times on television, her own sense of what a “lifestyle” should be, not just on her viewers, but recently, even on Noynoy. of course we know she’s pakialamera really, and can’t help but put her feet in her mouth. so for a while she insisted that Noynoy stay single, because he has too many things on his mind raw, at least until she was forced into an apology. she has also consistently brought up her son Joshua in relation to Noynoy’s decision-making process, prompting me to ask: teka teka, sino bang magulang ng batang yon? why must Noynoy take responsibility for him more than he does for any other Aquino?
oh, but because she is Kris, she must reach the lowest of levels and speak of the superficial and shallow. so she finds the need to talk about Noynoy’s makeover on nationwide television. we expect a makeover, yes, but utang na loob, make it happen quietly. we don’t need a blow-by-blow account of which spa treatments Kris has implored Noynoy to get, and how she will dress him and style him for the campaign. we don’t need a list of couturiers, or a list of the brands of eyeglasses that he must now wear.
what we need to hear is less of Kris, and more of Noynoy. what we need is less of Kris talking about her family as if it is gossip, and more of the rest of her sisters in her. she must realize, they must make her realize, that she is the least credible of the Aquinos at this point — even her pamangkin Jiggy is infinitely more credible. she must realize that at this point in time, our love for the Aquinos goes beyond her, yes, but as the most visible Aquino, her words are those that stay in our heads, her kababawan what we are reminded of everyday.
it’s a good time for Kris to bite her tongue in fact, maybe come up with a less hysterical public/TV image, because it is now that we realize that an Aquino child can be different. that Ninoy and Cory created children who have strength and grace like Ballsy, and who own a quiet serenity like Viel. but also there is Pinky, who has spoken most candidly about her family in the wake of Cory’s passing, and yet has chosen her words well, has kept many things private….
question is, alin ba ang mas mahalaga kay kris? ang rating ng snn at the buzz? o ang kapakanan at tagumpay ni noynoy? if she insists on continuing to scoop, and bare all about, noynoy, it aint gonna be good for noy’s image. let him speak for himself, and only about the things that matter. huwag pangunahan. i-reinforce lang. c’mon kris, konting intelligence naman diyan, at konting class.