On Top Of The World… but not for long?

by Leonard  

Sorry for all the Philippines news lately, but the heated plotlines are a really great snapshot on how politics in the homeland works. I’m still breaking it down because this soap opera just keeps getting crazier.   

Up to her neck in hot water due to the latest scandal and in the midst of cockblocking another ousting by doing the CHA-CHA, President Arroyo’s problems don’t stop there — a plot has been uncovered that targets her for an assassination attempt by Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists.


It’s enough stress to make that face-mole pop.   However, some Arroyo opposers are saying a communal “YEAH, RIGHT” to this news as they ask if a supposed assassination threat is coming at an all-too-opportune moment.   

Check the situation — she’s about to answer to another scandal accusation, calls for her resignation have flared up yet again, and there’s another People Power planned for tomorrow. Isn’t it just too perfect that this Al Qaeda thing come up right now?  

In acting, it’s called ‘pulling focus’. In a chase scenario, it’s called ‘creating a diversion’. In the US government, it’s called ‘9/11’. (ooooh that’s my conspiracy theorist comment of the day.)   The ultimate proof that Gloria must be the one behind the assassination rumors has to be this: Despite the unrest, the danger and the threat on her life, she was relaxed enough to sing a duet with Richard Carpenter from The Carpenters, who was in the Philippines for a minute.   Because when the country is in turmoil, what better thing to do than sing “Didn’t You Say You’d Always Love Me Bay-Baaaay…”  They Long To Be…<p> Away From You   


~ by Leonard on February 14, 2008.

2 Responses to “On Top Of The World… but not for long?”

  1. yup, the homeland is a funny place. I particularly enjoyed how the gov got hit with 5 impeachment cases this year and so they decided that in order not to bog down the operations of gov, they would only accept one a year, and they get to choose. heh.

  2. ha!

    That IS funny, Alex.

    They are now trying make the ‘failed impeachment’ process more efficient.

    Just another ironic anomaly in this very confusing motherland of ours!

    I hope they don’t start doing that for graft scandals…. or assassination attempts!

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