Let’s hear it for Number Two!

May 9, 2010


Quick quiz: The photos you see here show…

manny rally 2 220a) the staff break room at a typical workplace in heaven

b) the foyer of Hugh Hefner’s mansion at 7 a.m.

c) a thoughtful “Welcome Back” gift for golfer Tiger Woods

d) a rally for a presidential candidate in the Philippines

Surprisingly, the correct answer is that political rally thing. This was one of the final campaign events for candidate Manny Villar before voting day.

What surprises me isn’t so much that this is how Manny’s rallies look, but rather that, according to recent polls, he’s only in SECOND place.

I’m not sure what the front-running candidate offers at HIS rallies, but I probably couldn’t show it here anyway.

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Dancers perform at Philippine presidential candidate Manny Villar’s final election rally in Tondo, Manila, May 7, 2010. The Philippines will hold its presidential elections on May 10. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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Manny Villar in Manila…sorry wrong page.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Wonder if that rally will launch Manny to Number One status?

I first voted for c) a thoughtful “Welcome Back” gift for golfer Tiger Woods, ‘tho.

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

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Oh my god it’s the revival of the Macarena!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Mr. Pilot, see, these are the reasons I adore ya… :):)
Though I did guess right, that it was a political rally, still remember that blog about Miss Upside Down Camo Panties.. :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

oooh la la… I wished UK’s elections would have been similar, Cameron with such girls and he’d won 340 seats 😀 😀

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

I would have gone for a), especially now that the Hubble telescope has been revamped and is producing more information than ever before…

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

fwd… I really dont know how that would have helped?? 😀

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@fwd079.. if that were the case I would vote for him and I am not even a citizen of the UK! :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@Shra: All the male votes for him if he’d promised to have this as his delegate everywhere, instead of boring old chubby staff people…

*burp* pardon me

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Looks like ‘just another day’ down at the Kennedy’s.

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

My sadly now former MP would have loved this sort of election rally. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Goose pimples would feature more heavily in Wales though.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

And UK politicos don’t get some on the side??? What world have you been living in?

Posted by CW-T-3 | Report as abusive