James Harding is the editor of The (London) Times who has written this book on the American political PR company Sawyer Miller. This company has been the driving force behind international elections and the image making/smearing, crisis and control PR of Shimon Peres in Israel, Kim Dae-Jung in South Korea, Lech Wales in Poland AND the Philippines very own CORAZON AQUINO. Big time!
One of the issues of "The Week" wrote:
The firm sought fledgling democracies where they could teach candidates their tricks of the electoral trade. THEIR GREATEST TRIUMPH CAME IN THE PHILIPPINES, WHERE THEY HELPED CORY AQUINO UNSEAT THE MARCOS REGIME IN 1986. TACTICS INCLUDED ADVISING AQUINO TO WEAR YELLOW SO THAT CROWDS COULD SHOW THEIR SUPPORT BY WEARING THE SAME COLOUR, AND PRE-EMPTING MARCOS' ATTEMPT TO RIG THE VOTE BY TAKING A CRUDE EXIT POLL AND DECLARING VICTORY."
Howzzat boys and girls and gheys? Don't you just feel tricked by the 'woman you love?", the same selfless widowed heroine who ALLEGEDLY was praying under her bed? Maybe Sawyer Miller wasn't returning her calls fast enough that day.
In fairness, we all know Marcos would have cheated in that election anyway. It's 'would have' because now we know there was a 'crude exit poll' which could have been right to begin with.
The fashionista in me nevah wears a color that doesn't suit me so I was never part of the yellow-wearing brigade which was also the same color of street sweepers during Marcos' regime. Ailing brands like Dooney and Burke and Etienne Aigner should hire these people to wean the public off their tarnished images. Rallies are also not my thing because I hate being in the heat.
That's it for me and politics. I leave the rest to Donia Victorina and Gorrell.
On a more exciting note, shall we play the Baby Momma game before the weekend?
Aren't you guy DYING to know who the Baby Daddy is?
WHELLL----I can only speculate but..... Guessing game lang ito, ha?? MAAYYY-BEEE, bay-beee. Oh like the film "Maybe Baby."
Give me a B-N-O but it's not Bang and Olufsen.
He is a sugar daddy who really made his money in sugar and not Equal (that, and being a Marcos crony) . Yes, Milly, some sugar daddys can really be naturally sweet!
And finally, he could be a Benedictine but judging from the existence of a child, potentially not a monk! Oh--I take that back because in the Spanish Times friars did father children.
As Dr. Jose Rizal said, "Adios mi patria amor!"
As our friends of the late Chikatime would say, "Yan Lang Pow!"
Have a spectacular weekend, step out in your best Plains and Prints or Folded and Hung and don't choke on the Andok's.