Strike Three, You’re Out!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?

Third one’s a charm?

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2 thoughts on “Third one’s a charm?

  1. Incidentally, I was thinking of the same thing this morning while listening to the radio! Kaya lang, bakit kaya people are still not amassing? Is it really People Power fatigue?

  2. My answer to that would be another Catholic thing: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. (John 8:7)

    We deposed Marcos because we had Cory to replace him with. We removed Erap because Gloria (then relatively clean in comparison) was there.

    There is no one to replace Gloria now, there is no one not even relatively clean in comparison to. People would rather wait two more years for Manny Villar or Mar Roxas or even *gasp* Bayani BF Fernando.

    One more Catholic thing: We don’t have Jaime Cardinal Sin anymore, he who could mobilize the church into action literally with a wave of his hand. Now we have vacillating bishops who has asked GMA to lead the fight against corruption. Say what?!

    That’s like asking Jalosjos to head the Sister of Mary Girls Town, or making Palparan Commissioner on Human Rights.

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