Sabi ni Bong Austero:
Let me get this clear: This administration is hopelessly corrupt beyond redemption and the sooner we get rid of these people, the better. But it’s not just these people. And removing this administration, and mainly by embarrassing and ridiculing it—which, also harms business and ourselves—should not be the only goal. A major reason why this administration is still in power is because most think that the people who are itching to replace this administration are doing so mainly for personal political gain.
Uhhh... how soon? 2010? When are you going to call for her resignation?
Austero's line that we should also get rid of (or investigate) those who are opposed to Arroyo's corruption is ridiculous. Who is he, a writer for Arroyo's Pravda?
Why can't he just call for Arroyo's resignation without adding anymore qualifiers and pre-conditions? Kung may ebidensiya si Austero laban sa mga anti-Arroyo personalities, di ilabas niya.
So I have one suggestion to the senators and everyone else. Rather than making all these hearings simply about removing this administration, how about putting a wider, more comprehensive, more encompassing context to them? If you want everyone to care, don’t just make it about yourselves and your political agenda. Like Lozada said, it shouldn’t be partisan.
Bong, why don't you and your colleagues at the Manila Standard Today start a witchhunt against Maam's enemies, huh?
UPDATE: Ramrod, responding to Austero's claim:
“A major reason why this administration is still in power is because most think that the people who are itching to replace this administration are doing so mainly for personal political gain.”
How sure are you? If a snap election is called tomorrow, you and I can predict with total accuracy even to the last percentage that Gloria Arroyo will not win, granted of course that we get a decent Comelec.
UPDATE: Carlos Celdran is channeling Austero. And tell us how you really feel, ate Jessica.