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noynoy aquino’s 2010 SONA speech – chopsuey that was put together

July 29, 2010 2 comments

reading aquino’s SONA speech, i get the feeling it was put together into one from at least 4 different speeches. there really was no well defined direction, just bits and pieces of thoughts that could have been delivered separately but just put together by adding a paragraph or two just so it sounds connected as a whole.

it also felt like it went through a major rewrite somewhere very close to the actual delivery time. it felt like someone changed his mind about the content and decided on the last minute to remove large chunks of the speech.

there were a lot of reactions to the speech when aquino gave a “preview” to it sying it’s contents will “shock and awe” the nation with its newly found corruption in government.  we think when they got strong reactions against the :shock and awe” portion, they decided to remove large portions of the speech to tone it down.

it is a speech lacking in inspiration and rhetoric. perhaps it is aquino’s style to be just direct, factual and boring but this is his first SONA, i was expecting he will go for the historic with words and thoughts that takes flight and for us to pluck them down and remember them for always.

it did not help him that he was not very good at using the teleprompter. he was obviously reading the speech off it, almost word for word. And he was a bad reader with some of the words mis-pronounced and read incorrectly. i think he gets lost when he needs to go to the next paragraph.

we were not particularly impressed with the speech and that is next in this blog.

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