Sunday, July 25, 2004

The Land of the Living Dead

Dear Mouse,

Quote of the Week

"The Senate is "the land of the living dead." -Miriam Santiago.

From Inquirer:

"You can also view it as a state-of-the-art cryogenic facility in the sense that most senators lie there preserved in ice," she said deadpan. "There are no stimuli as far as they are concerned, and of course, there are no responses."

Commenting on her own remarks, Santiago pointed out that there was "no prohibition on criticism of the Senate's political culture or its procedures."

"What is prohibited is to diminish the Senate as an institution," she said.

She can see living dead and I can see dead people.

As my grandmother would say, Be afraid of the living and not of the dead.

Let's welcome the brilliant jester in the Senate, Brenda Santiago.

The Cat


At 9:24 AM, Blogger Jobert said...

We have a senate that investigated why Maui Taylor was photographed nude without her consent.

We have a senate that proudly announced how much one million pesos in bills really weigh.

A senate who wanted to question why the UN dropped our rating from 77th to 84th on the Human Development Index (the quality of life in our country).

The living dead as MS puts it. Well, that's her opinion.

By the way, has anyone seen that movie? The Brainless Dead?

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Dr. Emer said...

I voted for Miriam last May 10. While she has a way with words and adjectives, I think we need her more in the Senate than Lito Lapid (who is raring to do a movie as Angelo dela Cruz) or Bong Revilla. =)

At 12:51 PM, Blogger cathcath said...

Marami paring brainless,pero buhay pa sila.

We need her in the Senate even if she is eccentric. Between eccentric and dumb, I prefer the first.

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Jet said...

Matagal nang natapos ang 'glory days' ng senate, or Phil. politics for that matter. Namatay siya during the Martial Law. I believe it has never recovered.

Now it's all for the fun, or the pun, whichevere way you look at it... just one big roadshow. They couldn't even re-enact the real thing if they tried.

At 12:41 AM, Blogger rolly said...

Maganda rin namang nandon si Miriam. The senators should be up on their toes at walang kimi ito kung tumadyak. Di pwede tatanga-tanga. Problema lang e kung papatulan nya pa sina Jinggoy. Baka maawa e. No contest.


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