Here’s something interesting. Seems like our friends from the left are campaigning to have Angelina Jolie visit the Philippines to draw attention to the plight of the country’s internal refugees.
Hah, we must say that the KMP folks know how to do a media coup. Their simple press release completely upstaged Gloria’s carefully planned image building trip in Europe. The KMP/Angelina story was picked up by major news agencies and famous blogs.
And Gloria? Well, her trip is an unreported non-event. (Read it here.) She’s lucky to be in the tidbits section where she properly belongs. Poor her. After all that planning and preening and public self-flagellation to get sympathy (a.k.a. I am a bad politician), it’s only the dutiful Philippine media that’s paying her some attention. Don’t believe me? Type in “Gloria Arroyo” in the news search in Google and see what comes up.
Now, can can you imagine the media attention that Angelina will generate if she actually visits the refugees in Mindanao? Gloria and her ilk will definitely go bonkers. That would be fun to watch. So come on Angie, visit us.