Sunday, February 5, 2012

As Fun as an Impeachment

It's impeachment season once again and I'm really trying not to tune in as I still have work during those hours, but I told my mom to let me know when something exciting goes on, hee. I don't want to talk politics, but just for the record, I'm actually against this impeachment, as opposed to the one that happened a decade ago (I was definitely for that one). It has nothing to do with the fact that my cousin is one of Chief Justice Corona's defense lawyers (clue: uh, it's not retired Chief Justice Serafin Cuevas). Anyway, impeachment trials can be very entertaining if you prefer to ignore the implications it actually has, and this one has already had some fun parts (basically when the prosecution is bumbling around). We really can't help but be reminded of the events that unfolded 10 years ago. In the words of a certain Latino penguin (I'm not sure which one), I feel like reminiscin'. Just as much as the previous impeachment had me going around saying stuff like sub poena duces tecum (I took up Latin - a requirement for European Languages majors, so I know the right way to pronounce it, but I preferred to ape the worst ways in which this phrase was mangled at that time) and Mr. Specker (I'm so sorry, to those who cannot relate, lol), I'm now calling my mom, the Honorable Lady from Marikina or my husband, the Distinguished Gentleman from Quezon City. Many of the characters now also played roles in the last impeachment and I can't help but notice what a big difference 10 years makes. Basically, everybody's so much older. The lead counsel for the defense is an octogenarian; so is the Senate President, and so is Sen. Joker Arroyo (incidentally, 3 of the best legal minds in that venue). I wonder how this one will end. Anyway...

2 comments:

Sharkbytes said...

American politics are nasty enough... yours don't sound like fun at all

spinninglovelydays said...

Philippine politics is nasty all right! It's ridiculous, to say the least.