Previous: Ang pagbabaligtad ni Ducky Paredes
One last thought. The difference between Ducky Paredes' political turnaround (from anti-GMA to pro) compared to the other bloggers I used to read daily like Andrew Sullivan (from pro-Bush, and iraq war supporter to anti-bush and highly critical of iraq policy) is that alam ko kung bakit bumaliktad si Andrew.
Andrew Sullivan was the first blog I read and read daily after 9/11. Thru him, I discovered other hawkish, center-right blogs that are now part of my blogroll. He was an impressive writer and a strong supporter of Bush at that time. He is also a gay conservative (rare siya.)
Alam ko kung bakit bumaliktad si Sullivan kay Bush. it was because of Bush's opposition to gay marriage. That, for Sullivan, was "the deal breaker", even though he was trying to hide it in his own blog back then.
I can understand why Andrew feels that way. I myself am supportive of gay marriage. But the most important issue for me then (and now) is still national security. Obviously for Sully it's gay marriage. Kaya unti-unti naging hostile ang blog niya kay Bush the candidate. At naging pro-kerry siya even though mababa ang tingin niya kay kerry dati.
At unti-unti kong hindi na rin binabasa siya hanggang totally tinigil ko na ang pagbabasa sa kanya.
Now kay ducky paredes naman. Matagal na rin akong reader nya. Since 2001 pa akong daily reader niya from Mondays to Saturdays sa Malaya at Abante. And I know he used to be Anti-GMA and anti-Mike Arroyo.
but what made him change his mind about the arroyos and become an attack dog for them all of a sudden? i don't know. do you know?