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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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Alec Baldwin Apologizes Over Filipino Mail-order Bride Quip

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The May 12 remark of the famous actor during his interview with David Letterman sparked a mountain of criticism in the Philippines. On May 20, Baldwin posted a text on the The Huffington Post saying he was apologizing to whoever got offended. On an AP wire: “He said, ‘I believe that most people understood that this was a joke and took it as such.’”

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

May 21, 2009 at 1:15 pm