Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Noynoy Aquino spared himself embarrassing comparisons with other world leaders

Time to give a bit of credit to beleaguered President-Elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III. By pompously declaring a policy of "frugality" that will see him "delegating" much of the required foreign travel of his government to his underlings, the man exhibited the "foresight" to play down any expectations of him having to meet face-to-face with stalwarts of global statesmanship early in his campaign. Imagine him standing side-by-side with the likes of the current Chancellor of Germany who is described by commentor Hyden Toro as such:
If he meets with Prime Minister Angela Merkel of Germany, for example. He cannot be on par with Prime Minister Merkel's intellectual ability. She is a Nuclear Physicist; and a very intelligent woman. Noynoy Aquino maybe intimidated on the job of meeting World Leaders. "Mabisto siyang, walang alam". So, he has a good alibi to spare the nation's cost of foreign travels.

Shudder. Gives one the heeby-jeebies just harbouring that image in one's mind. Imagine the sort of conversation they would have.

Too bad. The massive campaign recently kicked off by his Media henchmen to lower expectations around his other "promises" to eradicate corruption and eliminate poverty came a bit late. Perhaps this unfortunate timing is owing to the slow-brain-movement that went into realising how hollow the whole "kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap" (no corruption equals no poverty) slogan was starting to ring.

[Based on a response to commentor Hyden Toro on AntiPinoy.com]

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