Reading the news about Rep. Jacinto Paras switching sides, I couldn’t help thinking of that famous song that sings the virtues of one-upmanship. As I wrote 244 days ago (ah, the wonders of Technorati), "a reshuffle after crucial tests of will in parliament is not only inevitable but necessary. It is a rite of transition, for both sides of the aisle." That post was occasioned by, among other incidents, Paras’s call for House Minority Leader Francis Escudero’s resignation. Now it seems that, in the run-up to the next round in the impeachment wars, and taking his cue from certain members of the majority, Paras has decided to put himself in play.