Political Will Hunting

Photo courtesy of BBC News

Photo courtesy of BBC News

What ails the country?  We have a workaholic economist for a president yet nothing really positive has really changed since we kicked out the alcoholic former-actor out of office.  The peace and order situation has gone from bad to worst.  On the political front, the Comelec, the Ombudsman and the Sandigan Bayan have become the nation’s laughing stock.   Alas, even the halls of the Philippine Senate have been turned into a carnival.  The last remaining bastion of decency, which is the Supreme Court, has become this nation’s interpreter of the innuendos of politicians who are lawyers and lawyers who are politicians.  Of late, the opposition is so divided such that a former President has been contemplating to run again in 2010.  Woo to President Arroyo.  But then again, she knew these were coming.  With a broad coalition as her base of support, she had to compromise even her ideals.  This became her Achilles Heel – her weakness.  Her political foes ganged up on her – no, thanks to political blunders and scandals that abound .  The remaining months will be her only chance to redeem her presidency.  It’s not your husband.  It’s not Erap or the opposition.  It’s political will, Mrs. President.  It’s time to grab center stage and set the course of the nation.

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