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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wishing for Spitzers in Manila

It came as a shock to me when I read about Gov. Spitzer's involvement, more so his VIP membership, in the Emperors Club. This is not the first time a US public official has been indicted of such moral charges – Pres. Bill Clinton for one was involved in one. The list would go on, but that's another story.

With the wire-tapped evidences coupled with bank transfer trails, the governor is likely to plead guilty in court. Two days after such allegations came out, Gov. Spitzer resigns from office and told reporters, and I quote, "I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people's work."

And in a People Magazine interview he said, "I am deeply sorry I did not live up to what was expected of me."

Gov. Spitzer may have done wrong, but he has earned a little respect from me – not for his short-comings but for what he did in response to it. Admitting one's mistake is humbling, but voluntarily vacating an office that dictates and requires transparency, morality, integrity and honesty from its occupants is far humbling enough to earn respect.

Sana minsan, may mga pulitikong maruning ding umamin ng pagkakamali dito sa Pilipinas. Minsan lang naman, is that too much to ask??


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** Photo courtesy of NY Daily News

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March 14, 2008 at 12:40 AM

Blogger heldensoubrette said...

honey, sometimes the simplest thing is the most difficult to do or understand. why do you think a lot of people would rather spend money for the consequences misaligned thoughts rather than stepping back, observe what is going on and then correct their mistakes by not banging their heads on the wall? this is the main reason why therapists make a LOT of money!

it's simple to be difficult and it's difficult to be simple.

the governor has not choice but to (ahem) come out.

 

March 14, 2008 at 2:31 AM

Blogger gipster said...

i agree.. the governor has no choice. but here, even though some, if not all, politicians are deadlocked in a situation, even though everything points away and disagrees what they claim to be true, they stick to what they claim is true and pretend that nothing happened. well, that's one sickness politicians here should be cured of..

thanks for dropping by! :)

 

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