Our politicians can learn a lot from Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Just this morning, the Inquirer and the Star both ran similar headlines, announcing that the embattled Thai Prime Minister, facing mass protests accusing him of corruption, would resign following his party's poor showing in the snap election he called. He will remain as a caretaker PM until a new one is elected.
How so unlike our politicians and public officials, who, when charged with corruption, only hold on even tighter to their positions, and continue their corrupt ways.
At least, Thaksin has the grace to bow out when he saw the writing on the wall. He, at least, did the honorable thing and resign.
I'm sure our opposition leaders will take heart from this news, and continue to do their best to try every means to oust the President, even if they have no clear agenda, and no clear successor to the President.
I'm sure our government mouthpieces will be quick to retort that Thaksin's resignation has no impact on our national situation, and that the situations in our respective countries are very different.
Well, they're probably right on that point.
GMA, as well as the rest of our corrupt bunch of politicians, probably will not.