Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How Can You Not [Heart] Pres. Bongbong?

The temptations are certainly there to vote for the son who wants to follow in his father's footsteps. Foremost is the nickname: "Bongbong" — imagine, President Bongbong.

Still, while WD is usually a big supporter for sons perpetuating a father's legacy, in this case the legacy comes with pause. "Bongbong", aka Ferdinand Marcos Jr., only child of one of the most corrupt Philippine leaders ever (there is quite a legacy here). Marcos Sr., along with wife and shoe maven Imelda, took the theory and practice of kleptocracy to ever greater levels ... yet somehow managed to escape punishment as they were "exiled" to Hawaiian luxury.

Can Bongbong do better? He does have his supporters. Still, how can one not fear what he learned at his father's knee?

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