"All of these may seem water under the bridge with the suspension of the ZTE deal giving a whole new dimension to the admonition 'back off'. The administration people are now saying people should back off already because the suspension has effectively brought closure to the whole stinking mess.I find this stand commendable and think publishing the above also takes a certain amount of courage considering the newspaper he works for. As with his earlier blog entry, i sense that this matter has become a personal and emotional one, particularly when he states that:
All’s well that ends well? I don’t think so."
"What really gets my goat about this ZTE mess is that it happened after this administration has already gotten what it wanted, which is the chance to redeem itself."I suppose he counts himself as one of those who gave Gloria Arroyo's administration a chance to redeem itself and with good reason. His sense of betrayal is therefore understandable and something i can relate to. As someone who voted for Gloria Arroyo in 2004, I felt the same way after learning of Hello Garci back in 2005. Back then, it became personal for me as well. It still is.
I gave Bong my reaction to his column, but since his comments section may still be having technical problems, i'm reposting it here:
"The problem is that this Administration had to reward those who helped it keep power. It's not for nothing that one of the officials at the center of the scandal happens to be the Chairman of the COMELEC. GMA's illegitimate stay is a continuing crime which in turn leads to other crimes, which is why i never agreed with your call to move on. It was never in their heart to redeem themselves."I hope he stays on the same side in the coming days. Who knows? With enough people following his lead, the Center might finally hold.