Thursday, May 17, 2007

Pacquiao and Schadenfreude

Pacquiao ‘sad,’ ‘depressed’ over poll results, lost cash says the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Alright, everyone, all together now:


From the article:

MANILA, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao was described as “sad” and “depressed” as he continued to trail frontrunner Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio in the Congressional race for South Cotabato’s first district.

Sources from the boxer’s campaign staff said that Manny’s misery was not only due to the election results. He also lost huge sums of money when his trusted backers allegedly funneled cash from the champion boxer’s campaign chest to their respective pockets, the sources said.

Pacquiao received 18,535 votes as against Custodio’s 34,112.