Three strikes should get you out of the game, but apparently not if you’re Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
GMA ran when she said she wouldn’t, apologized for cheating when she did and now has admitted that she smelled the stink on the ZTE Broadband deal but went ahead and signed it anyway.
Maybe she thinks since she said she was sorry she cheated everything would be ok. It’s a Catholic thing: you sin, you go to confession, you’re pardoned, you do your penance, and there you have it, a clean slate. Catholicism is so convenient this way. As a matter of fact, it is so convenient that the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) have asked Her Excellency to Take the Lead Against Corruption.
That’s like asking the wolf to look after the sheep.
No offense intended towards fellow Catholics, I happen to be one myself. My Catholic aunts always told me, when I was little, not to lie because liars go to hell.
Maybe GMA’s a closet agnostic?