Top 12 Lessons (I Personally) Learned During the Campaign Period
12: In the coming polls, you could be a victor but not necessarily a winner. Ask Mr. Wood.
11: Richard Gomez is a has-been, in and out of show business.
10: Raul Roco’s wit and charm didn’t work for him in 2004. How do we expect it to work for Sonia Roco now?
9: Alan Peter Cayetano would have surely ranked higher in the surveys if Mike Arroyo didn’t get sick and their verbal tussle continued throughout the campaign period.
8: Cory Aquino is a more effective endorser than Kris.
7: To increase your chances of winning in the party-list polls, make sure that your group’s name starts with the letter A.
6: It pays to have a fraternity brother like the influential Mike Defensor. Fellow Alpha Sigman Gringo Honasan knows that very well. Without brod Mike, he would have to conduct his campaign in jail and would have not made a strong showing in the latest SWS survey.
5: It’s enough that you apologize for a mistake you’ve committed in the past – on cam. But to shed tears in an apparent attempt to win votes? Na-ah. Tessie Aquino-Oreta may have realized that by now.
4: Even the brilliance of Boy Abunda could only do so much for the negative image of Mike Defensor.
3: Prospero Pichay is not a farmer. But had he used his fortune financing vegetable farming instead of spending it in his political campaign, it would have been a lot more useful.
2: Political advertisements are a work of fiction. In reality, senators do not harvest palay, embrace fish vendors, dance with forklift operators, or sing with lowly street sweepers.
1: Politics is a cyclical and continuous process of lying, cheating and stealing. And it all starts with the political advertisements.
Unfortunately, the Professional Heckler cannot vote on Monday, May 14, 2007. But just like you, I have my own choices for the senatorial race. The incomplete list includes, in random order:
1: Joker Arroyo
2: Francis Escudero
3: Mike Defensor
4: Manuel Villar
5: Noynoy Aquino
Remember: choosing the lesser of two evils isn’t really a wise choice. It’s still evil. Choose the good ones.
Heckling continues after the polls!