After the release of Ces Drilon, it seems that a frenzy of accusations and recriminations has been unleashed. First, it was made to appear that the kidnappers released Ces out of the goodness of their hearts; then it was for livelihood projects; then it was ‘revealed’ that ransom had actually been paid. Then, Loren Legarda came charging in, all ready to claim credit for the release alongside that Isnaji character. Then, with Loren’s smug face still on the headlines looking about ready to french that seedy mayor for giving her another fifteen minutes in the limelight, Isnaji gets implicated and, in short order, arrested. Loren, meanwhile, seems to have shut up – a little too late: now she has her Lucida endorsements and this embarrassment hanging over her head. If there is any intelligence in this world, then she’s already lost her bid for presidency even before she files her certificate of candidacy.
But at least she can take comfort in the fact that there is very little brains in this world – especially come election time when there are only stomachs – AND the fact that the elections are more than a year away. Knowing the Filipino penchant for moving on (and no, I’m not choking on the irony), she’ll prolly still have a good fighting chance come 2010.
Which brings me to this idea I had: Someone should start a memory blog that does nothing but list everything that every potential presidential candidate has done since 2007 and right up to the filing of candidacies in 2010. That way, no one forgets.