Opposition eyes tandem of Jinggoy, Binay in 2010
By Jose Rodel Clapano
Phil. Star, Nov. 4, 2007
The United Opposition may field the tandem of Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay in the 2010 presidential elections, dispelling speculations that the opposition is in disarray following former President Joseph Estrada’s acceptance of executive clemency for plunder.
Opposition leaders did not specify which positions Estrada and Binay may run for.
Former senator Ernesto Maceda of UNO’s elders committee made the announcement in Vitas, Tondo where a huge crowd had gathered to welcome the former president, the party’s titular head.
Estrada’s widely publicized Tondo visit, his first since his ouster six years ago, appeared to signal an early foray into the campaign trail
“We are asking Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Makati Mayor Binay to talk and decide for themselves who among them will run for president and vice president,” Maceda said.
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Manong Ernie are you effing kidding us?!?! C'mon, can't the so-called United Opposition find anyone better than these two? Sure Binay may have proven his mettle as mayor of Makati City but running a country is way more complicated. And Jinggoy? What has he actually accomplished in the Senate? Even his father, the former president, and newly-reinvented pardoned Erap Estrada, at least was able to champion an anti-US bases effort when he was Senator.
While I don't like GMA and her present crop of hee-haw do-nothings like the next Pinoy, geezus gejovas witness! can the Opposition give us better alternatives naman in 2010? If they don't stop this foolishness, I'll be emailing Stephen Colbert to run here instead! Or maybe we can draft Michael V. and have his Bubble Gang serve as his Cabinet once elected.
In other words, wala na bang iba? Give the rest of us a reason to stay in the country, damnit!