With Due Respect to Art Buchwald

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014


IF AMERICAN humorist Art Buchwald should have been alive today and maybe writing his long running column instead at the Washington Post, but is on my favorite newspaper Jun Icban's Bulletin Today, readers will have a good insight on what is happening at the Malacanang Palace and some places where national politicians converge.

'Mr. President, our man Mar Roxas' ratings as shown by both Pulse Asia and Social Weather Station never went up but steadily going down. We have to field someone who can give Jojo Binay a good fight,' Butch Abad said with a worried tone on his voice.

'I think my tocayo will beat to the pulp Mar,' said Jojo Ochoa.

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'He should have not married Korina because since he had her as wife his popularity considerably gone down, that even local officials who are under his local government department disapprove of him,' Edwin Lacierda added.

'Why don't we just adopt then Jojo Binay as our guest candidate', ventured Butch. 'At least after 2016 we are comfortable that will not prosecuted and jailed for what we have done with the peoples' money when we bribed our friends in congress to remove Corona', Butch said now with real worried tone.

'Who is afraid of Jojo Binay? queried Franklin Drilon. If Mar can't beat Binay, me I can,' triumphantly beating his breast.

'I think we have to called off this meeting', said Sonny Coloma. Gabi na. Paalam kayo kay President Noy, andiyan lang sa labas naninigarilyo at kausap lang si Joshua.

(Elsewhere in Makati City)

'Dad the presidency is on the bag if President Noy will drop Mar Roxas and adopt you as a common candidate,' said Senator Nancy.

'They are doing that because no one from the Liberal Party is likely winner in a presidential contest,' butted Mayor Junjun. And most of them wanted to save their skin. If someone else becomes president, many of them will land in jail,' the young mayor added.

'Our problem is Erap. If I agree to be an adopted candidate of the Liberal Party, Erap might run for the presidency, for the sake of Jinggoy. And if it will be an Erap- Grace Poe tandem, it might jeopardize my being a runaway winner,' VP Jojo said in a mild tone.

'But Grace said she has no plans for 2016,' said again Sen. Nancy.

'You can't say that. Erap can always talk with Susan, and Susan can always convince her daughter', answered VP Jojo.

'Hoy tulog na kayo gabi na. Find a solution to the problem tomorrow. Make sure it is a good one, for I have always wanted to be first lady,' commanded Doktora Elenita.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 07, 2014.

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