Winnie Monsod’s column in the Inquirer tomorrow will discomfit the Palace and confound the UP economist’s post-Garci crop of critics. (Well, at least some of them.) It should also lay doubts about her alleged lack of public spirit to final rest. But of course it won’t; some will continue to attack her for sticking to the center when the center, self-evidently, won’t hold.
I cannot link to her column just yet (it’s seeing print in the first edition right about now, but the first copies won’t be available for a few more hours — at about the same time Inq7.net will publish it online). But suffice it to say for now that she goes Freudian, then Buddhist, on the administration’s latest, ah, initiative.
Where does the political center lie, I’m asked infrequently. Sometimes, depending on my mood, I answer: The center is where Winnie Monsod is.
PS. Update, at 10:07 am, April 1: Here’s the link to Solita Monsod’s Saturday column.