Yup – it’s sad, but true.
I’m sure ERAP has gone through the legalities to see whether or not he can run again for President of the Philippines. One of his strong arguments was that he never really finished his terms as President due to his ouster back in People Power 2.
A few years of house arrest due to plunder, graft and corruption, and an eventual presidential pardon by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (the one who ousted him in the first place let’s not forget!), and now ERAP enters the 2010 Presidential election as if nothing ever happened in the past 8 years.
If ERAP does decide to run for President, then he is just proving what we’ve known all along – that he is STUPID. Yes, he didn’t graduate from high school or college, but it’s an even worse kind of stupid than that. The stupidity of ERAP stems from the fact that millions of people (presumably voters this coming 2010) were rioting over the fact that he duped the country once upon a time when he sat there as President. They hated ERAP so much that they marched to the streets, and delcared People Power 2.
Now, those same people might have eyebrows raised against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and might not look kindly to her reign as Phlippine President, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that those who dislike her will come running to ERAP to save the country.
I mean – if these were the last two choices we ever had for our country, then I’ll take Gloria any day over ERAP. She has cuter and less illegitimate kids (if any).
Besides, ERAP doesn’t have the chutzpah he once had. He’s frail, and his liver has been shot by too much Johnnie Walker Blue. And there is no more FPJ to raise his hand.
ERAP – once upon a time idol – this is not the movies. You are no longer the people’s hero that will save the day. Just take whatever it is that you corrupted during your several stints as mayor, senator and whatever, and just save your money from running. Quit while you have your freedom, and before they really unleash all the skeletons in your closet.
Sa simpleng salita – laos ka na Erap. Uso na si Piolo!