In his blog, Jove writes of the President’s statement and press corps scuttlebutt on her demeanor. The biggest weakness of the President’s statement is the fact that she can only point to her son’s sacrifice and not her brother-in-law’s. Meanwhile, the Senate wants in on the circus. (Update, 6:05 p.m.: on second thought, both houses think they’d better not.)
The Secretary of Justice has decided to call off the attack dogs for now. The KBP, umbrella organization of broadcast journalists, after what seemed like initial waffling, finally decided it’s better off with balls. Commissioner Abalos, meanwhile, suggests we all play “Where in the World is Commissioner Garcellano?” .
On GMA7’s Saksi, they’re interviewing me about PCIJ’s decision to keep blogging on the issue, and the controversial tape’s dissemination through blogs and BitTorrent. Another person who was interviewed for tonight’s show is Atty. Disini.
Update, also, 6:08 p.m.: invoking the immortal words of Rep. Dingalen Dinangalen, the Palace wants everyone, including itself, to shut up.
And, lest it be ignored amidst all the political noise, this sober, inspiring, plea from F. Sionil Jose.