Lawyer says Napoles as state witness will benefit country

8 Nov

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS

THE quote of the day from Thursday’s Senate Blue Ribbon hearing was Sen. Miriam Santiago’s  ”Ignorance can be treated, but stupid is forever. “

Santiago was spot on in her observation that Napoles could not be stupid considering  the pork barrel operator’s  rise from her humble beginnings in Basilan to her being filthy rich today. In a press conference, Santiago said she thinks Napoles’ gall diverting money intended for the poor to private pockets of  lawmakers, government officials as well as hers comes from ignorance. She said Napoles is used to cutting deals and she thinks she will be able to get away with plunder, which could put her in prison for 20 to 40 years,  by cutting another deal.

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