RE: Canvassing the canvassers

By Pompeyo S. Pedroche, reader

Posted at Jun 07 2010 06:20 PM | Updated as of Jun 08 2010 02:20 AM

Canvassing is excruciatingly slow and for the wrong reasons: too much high-falutin and grandstanding talk from politicians who ask too many questions only for mere media consumption. Often times, after so many “Mr. Chairman”, “Mr. Speaker,” and “Mr. President”, these lawmakers who are supposed to ask questions, answer their own questions in such long-winding details that can bore the most patient listener.
Some just ask a question for the sake of asking. Good if they speak like a Manglapuz ,a Marcos, or a Mark Anthony, but these solons speak English with an old Pinoy grandfather’s accent, a few of them can’t even stress the word “committee” on the right syllable – not a few times, I have heard COM-mee-tee in stead of com-MEE- tee.
One congressman from the South speaks so verbously like he were an elf, and another bespectacled one speaks so arrogantly like he were Ozaymandias, especially when angry. The network should spare us listeners from such boring “Shametime” wasteful airtime because we watch the canvassing to see results not to hear insults. I Suggest you automatically place a more useful or interesting commercial whenever your camera spots a predictably lousy self-serving speech. Thank you for your empathy.
Pompeyo Pedroche
New Jersey, USA