Friday, January 22, 2010

Foot-(in-the)-Mouth Disease

(Freudian and not-so-Freudian slips from the powers that be which made me raise my eyebrow a meter and a half high)

“We will surely have automated elections.”

-Jose Melo, Comelec Chairman
On the recent hacking of government websites, backlogged teachers’ training and the delayed arrival of counting machines.

“This meeting is being convened so there will be a national consensus …. on the importance of ensuring 2010 elections will be held as scheduled and that they be transparent and credible (emphasis mine).”
-Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, “President”
On the upcoming elections

“That’s destiny.”

-Joseph Estrada, Deposed President
On retuning to Malacanang in six months time

“She is definitely an example of a strong, independent woman.”

-Jessica Cox, Fil-Am pilot

“When you go against Malacañang, you have to be tough and steel yourself because the President is vengeful.”
-Rep. Eduardo Nonato Joson, Nueva Ecija
On double murder charges against Lacson

“The state must give priority to education, science and technology, arts and culture, and sports to foster patriotism and nationalism, accelerate social progress, and promote total human liberation and development. (Emphasis mine.)”
-Republic Act No. 9850 declaring Arnis as National Martial Art

“That’s what you get when you are in power.”
-Rep. Danilo Suarez, Quezon
On GMA’s almost half a billion peso expenditure on her district

“How can you be a good president if you cannot take care of the needs of even your own district?”

-Rep. Mikey Arroyo, Pampanga
On her mother’s almost half a billion peso expendture on her district.

‘I want to be king again’

- Joseph Estrada, Deposed President
On the upcoming elections

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