Monday, April 17, 2006

Gloria Consistent on Death Penalty?

I was teetering on the brink of believing that Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was sincere in saving the death row convicts, but then I stumbled upon this.

Here's the story -- Erap imposed a moratorium on executions sometime 2000, probably to ensure that his ass doesn't get fried in case of impeachment and eventual conviction for plunder.

This Makapal woman just followed the status quo when she took over in 2001.

But in 2003, sensing that Lacson's anti-crime posturings was steadily earning him a following, the bleeding heart-wannabe reversed the ban posthaste. Christian compassion? Out the window.

So why is she reimposing the ban on executions now? Is it out of an overweening compassion for the death convicts? Or is it the fact that capital punishment, along with birth control, remains a HOT BUTTON among the prelates?

I'm not necessarily for the death penalty -- to me it's efficacy in deterring heinous crimes is overrated. But I think Bunye should cross out "1. GMA has been consistently against the death penalty" and "2. GMA feels compassion for death convicts" from his list of reasons explaining this moratorium on executions.

It's too insulting for people with good memories or good googling skills.