What if Jennifer Holliday cross-examined Corona?
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MANILA, Philippines - Chief Justice Corona was tried for the right reasons at the right time but in the wrong place by the wrong people. The prosecutors didn't have the balls to grill Corona. The senator-judges were as disappointing.
Corona should have appeared in the American Idol instead. And if Filipina singer Jessica Sanchez's duet partner Jennifer Holliday was the prosecutor, the Grammy Award-winning singer could have slayed the cross-examination. No truth is concealed from her regurgitation. And no lie escapes her facial expression.
Judging by Jennifer Holliday's American Idol performance, here's how Holliday would conduct a swift cross-examination that would expedite the impeachment trial. Then we could move on with our lives and hold P-Noy and the legislators accountable for their own sins - for boring us for 5 months above all.
Jennifer Holliday grills Corona
The Secretary General: Case No. 002-2011. In the matter of the impeachment trial of the Honorable Chief Justice Renato C. Corona.
Presiding justice Juan Ponce Enrile: Appearances. Majority Floor Leader.
Sen. Vicente Sotto III: Yes, may we ask the respective counsels to enter their appearances.
Rep. Niel Tupas: Good afternoon, Your Honor. My voice is paos, so on behalf of the prosecution panel of the House of Rerpresentatives, we call on private prosecutor Jennifer Holliday.
(Prosecutor Jennifer Holliday wastes no time, goes ballistic)
Prosecutor Jennifer Holliday: And I am telling you: You are resigning!
Chief Justice Renato Corona:
No, no, no, no way I'm leaving without Noy (Bastos siya, ha ha)
I'm not falling without Noy (Malaswa siya, ha ha!)
I don't wanna resign
And you, and you
You're gonna love me, hu hu hu hu
You're gonna love me
Prosecutor Jennifer Holliday:
And I am telling you
You are going
Even though your dry tears are showing
There's just no way, there's no way
We're not part of the same party
We're not part of the same time
You and Gloria share the same blood
You and Gloria have the same mind
No, no, no, no, no, no way
I'm not falling tomorrow morning and finding that there's nobody there
Tear down the waivers
Yell, scream and shout like you can say what you want
I'm not walking out
Stop all the rivers, push, strike and kill
I'm not gonna leave you
There's no way I will...
Prosecutor Holliday: And I am telling you... (Rushes to Corona, tilts head, and starts to contort face with mouth open wide)
Defense counsel and ex-Supreme Court Justice Serafin Cuevas: Objection, Your Honor. The prosecutor is harassing the Chief Justice.
Sen. Enrile: Jennifer, we are trying to be liberal here but your are devouring the Chief Justice.
Defense calls for a break. Photo op with the Basas.
Impeachment trial resumes. Prosecutor Holliday continues cross.
Original photo of Corona signing the waiver by Senate pool. Jennifer Holliday photos are screen shots from her American Idol performance. Holo also thanks Ernest John Fiestan for helping him execute his irreverence graphically. Make your own meme now! :-)
Click on the links below for more.
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- Why the defense sees Corona acquittal
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