The macabre political circus known as the slam dunk Corona impeachment will take its course one way or another – it will end. The ways it can end legally are either: a) the Senate affirms the articles of impeachment and convicts Corona; or b) the Senate exonerates Corona. Both ways – the process is deemed to be final and executory. What is not final and executory will be the aftermath.
Tails – Ride the Yellow Tiger, Convict Corona
If Corona’s impeachment is upheld – Aquino claims a victory and the yellow agit-prop teams will work on the “masa” in order to create a condition conducive to removal of the SC justices who decided in favor of distributing HLI. If they succeed, , the newly minted yellow SC may opt to not retry the distribution. But – HLI will milk the government high and dry, down to the bone through increased valuation of improvements which were also made possible through the re-investment of money generated from the same government lands. For short – lulutuin sa sariling mantika – fry in own lard – like chicharon (pork rinds) – and the SC will shut both eyes.
Heads – Corona is Exonerated
Can the Senate tame the Yellow Tiger?
The Senate can stand its ground and explain the reasons for exonerating Corona. After all, despite Aquino’s “yellow army” – they only accounted for 40% of the votes – they might just provide the spark around which the opposition can coalesce – and turn Aquino into a lame duck president.
Of course, this assumes that Aquino will not do to the Senate what it already is now doing to the Supreme Court.