In yesterday's headline for Philippine Daily Inquirer, Noli de Castro, the alleged Vice President of the Philippines, was said to have said: "I am not option."
Yes, of course, Mr. Alleged Vice President. You are not an option. You never were. You look good in a suit and your Tagalog is announcer-perfect, but other than that, what?
You were chosen as a running mate because of your popularity as TV host. In this country, apparently, no other qualification is necessary. And now, even the circumstances of your election are suspect.
You are not an option.
That's what is so sad about the whole matter.