Friday, October 26, 2007

"Upon acceptance of this pardon JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA, this pardon shall take effect.*"

For Erap to accept the executive clemency granted by GMA is for him to accept the legitimacy of the Arroyo presidency. This is the bitter pill that he has to swallow. Only a legitimate president has the authority to grant pardon to a convicted person. No matter how his camp puts a spin to the situation, the act of accepting the pardon estops him from further questioning the legitimacy of GMA's presidency.

* Lifted from GMA's order granting pardon to JEE.