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Top 10 Reasons Why There Couldn’t Be a Filipino-American US President

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(Probably inspired by The David Letterman Show.)

10. The White House is not big enough for in-laws and extended relatives.

9. There are not enough parking spaces at the White House for 2 Honda Civics, 2 Toyota Land Cruisers, 3 Toyota Corollas, a Mercedes Benz, a BMW, and an MPV (My Pinoy Van).

8. Dignitaries generally are intimidated by eating with their fingers at State dinners.

7. There are too many dining rooms in the White House – where will they put the picture of the Last Supper?

6. The White House walls are not big enough to hold a pair of giant wooden spoon and fork.

5. Secret Service staff won’t respond to ‘psst… psst’ or hoy hoy hoy.

4. Secret Service staff will not be comfortable driving the presidential car with a Holy Rosary hanging on the rear view mirror, or the statue of the Santo Nino on the dashboard.

3. No budget allocation to purchase a Karaoke music-machine for every room in the White House.

2.. State dinners do not allow ‘Take Home’.

And the number 1 reason why there couldn’t be a Filipino-American U.S. President is…

1. Air Force One does not allow overweight Balikbayan boxes!

Note: This came from a group e-mail that’s been going around for some time now. I’m not sure if this list actually came out of David Letterman’s show. So, don’t hold me or against it in whatever way.

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  1. The posting is very funny. I sent it to relatives in Dumaguete. They said they read the posting a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised that they knew about the site: But I think that they were more surprised that I knew about the website all the way over here in New York. “Ma, we are not that far… Travel time is only 26 hours! We miss you” -R


    Robert Torres

    September 29, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    • Hi Robert.

      Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate it. I don’t really look at hits and visits; rather, it’s the love of maintaining, reaching more people outside the Philippines on subjects about the Philippines and the Filipino wherever they are in the world.

      Cheers and more power to you and your family!



      Raffy Pekson II

      September 29, 2010 at 5:34 pm

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