Does Robredo regard many of her Congress colleagues as more patriotic and decent than Poe — if those colleagues are hounded by allegations of corruption but they pretend to be whiter than white?
If Robredo finds fault big time in Poe, why can’t see the dirt on the face of many of her colleagues in Congress whom she sees and mingles with almost daily? This is plain hypocrisy and political naivete on the part of Robredo.
And as for Poe’s public service record, a quick online research will indicate that she has done reasonably well even if she’s new at the Senate. I won’t even be mistaken if the bills that she authored or co-authored and eventually adopted into laws, like Sustanya sa Batang Pilipino Act, and her competent handling of Senate committees that she chaired, even surpassed the record of President Benigno Aquino.
Aquino had a very quiet stint as a congressman and senator, and yet he has turned out to be the most reform-minded and cleanest president that the country has ever had.
Other aspirants for the presidency — Binay, Roxas and most likely, Duterte — have their respective share of major weaknesses and failings.
So, it’s a major mistake for Lennie Robredo to pick on Grace Poe — while excluding others from her uncalled for tirades.