November 5, 2008

In the Dark

At around 11 am, Weird Sister --she who, in her younger days, professed a loathing for law students, married a lawyer, and eventually went to law school--called to give a semi blow-by-blow account of the Presidential Elections.

While I have no interest in politics or foreign affairs, I wouldn't have missed the speeches. I don't know, but since Peggy Noonan did her bit with "a kinder, gentler nation" for Bush Sr. I have always found an element of redemption in White House-bound (and unbound) speeches, rhetorical though they may be.

The thing is, the electric company chose this very day to do its "periodic" eight-hour "maintenance check" (read: blackout), rendering us CNN-less and Yahoo-less.

And so it came to pass that for the better part of the day, I was as in the dark about the elections as the guy who was interviewed on TV a week ago. When asked who he thinks would have a better chance, he gave the TV camera a quizzical look and acknowledged that he didn't know Obama or McCain.

All he knew, he said, was the "father and son": "ang alam kong tumatakbo yung mag-ama. Yung sina Butch."

6 comments:

cherie said...

wahahaha!! :)

Jesusa Arevalo said...

i like the Butch part, LOL

Rudy said...

Wehehehehe, George Butch Sr. Anyways, I'm happy Obama won. For once in almost a decade, the Americans did something right...

Kayni said...

i was laughing about "Butch." well, Obama followers are still elated here. on the night he won, all cars in DC made noise and just honked all through the morning. it was like winning the superbowl. as for me, tired as hell, but now my firm is getting ready for the transition as well.

Abaniko said...

Hahaha. At bakit nga ba? Napapakain ba sya ng mga presidente ng ibang bansa? LOL!

Gina said...

This reminded me of :

Somebody was once asked if he knew who the Secretary of Health was (during Cory's time) and the guy said- ah, si Flavian Ver.

=))