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The art of the spin

Posted by akosistella on March 10, 2010

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By Greg Macabenta

Every time I read the comments of the supporters and detractors of the presidential candidates, I’m reminded of this joke. I’m reminded, especially, of Prospero Pichay, political adviser of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. When a Pulse Asia survey revealed that 52% of respondents would not vote for a presidential candidate endorsed by Arroyo, obviously including the Lakas- Kampi official candidate Gilbert Teodoro, Pichay declared:

“It’s very good for Gibo. That means he already has the vote of 48%. The 52% would be a toss [sic] among the other presidential candidates, so this is very good.”

How Pichay drew that conclusion defies logic. But the Art of the Spin is supposed to skirt logic. The Art of the Spin requires the ability to keep a straight face and even flash a smile while trying to present the glass as half full instead of half empty.

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