Posted by akosistella on March 30, 2010
THERE’S THE RUB
By Conrado de Quiros
I remember how ages ago Ferdinand Marcos tried to scuttle his enemies by ridiculing the prospect of their coming to power. Can you imagine Cory Aquino as this country’s president? he asked. Can you imagine Doy Laurel as its vice president, Butz Aquino as a senator, Joker Arroyo, Jojo Binay and the other human rights lawyers holding positions in government?
At the time, it truly seemed unimaginable, if not ridiculous. Marcos had been in power for so long that it seemed almost inconceivable he could be replaced. The myth he cultivated was that no one had the same weight, or stature, or gravitas as he. And so were his people: They were the best and the brightest, the Estelito Mendozas, the Arturo Tolentinos, the Juan Ponce Enriles of this world. They were irreplaceable. Certainly they could not be replaced by the clowns that were hoping to replace them.
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