Freudian slip

Following the obvious Palace instigated Senate coup that saw the removal of Sen. Manny Villar from the Senate Presidency, Press Secretary Jesus Dureza’s prayer at the start of today’s cabinet meeting provides us a hint of what’s in store for us under the new Senate leadership.

“Bless the President so we will have forbearance, good health, the tolerance to lead this nation up to 2010 and perhaps who knows even beyond,” Press Secretary Jesus Dureza said at the end of the opening prayer he led at the start of a Cabinet meeting in the Aguinaldo State Dining Room on Tuesday.

Embarrased, Arroyo could only say, “Oh my God.”

So the cat is out of the bag. Arroyo wants to hold on to power even beyond 2010, of course, through charter change.

I hope “God” wasn’t listening when Dureza made the prayer.