PRESIDENTIAL aspirant Senator Benigno Aquino III complained yesterday that critics and political rivals were spreading malicious and baseless claims that he was suffering from autism.Aquino nearly blew his top when Standard Today asked him to react on talk in political circles that he was the unnamed presidential aspirant with autism that former Senator Ernesto Maceda had written about in his “Mr. Exposé” column in the Daily Tribune Tuesday.
What do you expect from Ernesta Maceda erm Ernesto Maceda who self-anointed himself to be Mr. Expose after the Brunei brouhaha? What do you expect from the campaign manager of Erap Estrada who had been in politics even long before the two presidential candidates GIBO and NOYNOY were born.
To think that former President Cory Aquino apologized to ERAP Estrada for joining EDSA 2 to oust him months before she died...the Erap camp did not hesitate to spare her son from mud.
That's politics my dear. I am not pro-Noynoy. I am of the opinion that his video is trapo way of drawing the interest of starstruck Pinoys who overlook the ability of the candidates as long as he/she is endorsed by the popular stars of the season. I do not care if he is the choice of Boy Abunda or Dingdong Dantes or Marian Rivera. Without these stars, his star was rising due to his parents' legacy not because of some celebrities whose own stars may have waned after election.
In politics, dirty linen is washed in public. Not only in the Philippines but also in the US where the dirtiest secrets of the candidates are dug and exposed.
If Fernando Poe, Jr. who was a very private person did not run for President, only a few would know that he had several illegitimate children with different mothers. His marriage to another movie icon Susan Roces was thought to be made in heaven.
Erap need not be exposed. He was transparent and was proud of his wrongdoing.
Fidel Ramos' relationship with Baby Arenas was played up in the media during his candidacy.
He did not react. No damage done. So was Mar Roxas whose gender preference was questioned by some writers/bloggers.
In politics, you cannot afford to be sensitive. It is like a snake pit where every treacherous snake would like to give you a bite.