SPECKS OF LIFE: Leni should not wash dirty linen in public

She appears helpless, like a damsel in distress, shouting her voice hoarse for her knight in shining armor to rescue her.

Employing this tactic, she would rather seek a foreign audience to spill the beans on her president to catch attention.

VP Leni is committing a major faux pas. Those who dislike her methods of protestations display their hate and dislike in the various platforms of the social media. She is at the receiving end.

As a lawyer and as one who originally wanted to become an RTC judge, there’s something in VP Leni that is as mysterious as what they curiously say about the proverbial Mary.

As the presumed leader of the opposition, it is but normal to fiscalize the incumbent leadership but this must be put forth in the proper context.

Leni should not just tow the line of the party that brought her to where she is just a heartbeat away from the presidency. She must have her own concept of leadership, her own concept of governance that subscribes fully to the principles of a “government of, by and for the people.”

Filipinos do not appreciate fiscalization for its own sake.

VP Leni can best serve the interests of the people by analyzing and meeting their needs, coming forward to extend her help to the Duterte government regardless if her own partymates may or may not appreciate it.

Because whether she likes it or not, by mere logic and not by choice, as the second highest elected official of the land, she likewise carries on her shoulders the brunt of good governance.

If her partymates desire the Duterte administration to fail so that the Liberal Party can have enough ammunition to use in the next presidential derby, Leni should not abet it because her own countrymen will suffer.

Right now, she is committing a wrong mistake, as this redundancy is often stated jokingly. Leni should stop washing our dirty linen in public in order that she may appear a sainted leader.

Argue about this. Doesn’t a good, tested leader think about the good things he/she can bring to her people? Gender has nothing to do about it. Whether man or woman, a leader is the king who leads his people to success and not to dooms-land.

Elizabeth I, in leading her English troops against the invasion of the Spanish armada in 1588, said: “I know I have the body but of the weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king.” There.

Obviously, VP Leni is still wet around the ears.

Her so-called political mentors are exploiting her un-sophisticated methodologies and she is left with no recourse but pursue the line of opposing those in power for the sake of putting them down.

Again, very obviously, she has been made to realize that the 2022 presidential polls are the medium range target. Just keep on training your guns on the mistakes of the administration. The people remember things that are repeatedly said even if they are untruths and therefore lies.

Unfortunately, she is haunted by anxieties about getting unseated in relation to the electoral protest of former Sen. Bongbong Marcos, her chief rival in the 2016 vice-presidential race.

The protest is progressing in the presidential electoral tribunal, albeit slowly.

But would a leader this close to the presidency connive and conspire to utilize deadly and evil schemes to achieve her ambition?

Does this not reduce her status to somebody like Hamlet who stole the king’s crown by any Machiavellian plot possible?

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