The More Intelligent Candidate
This incident supposedly happened before the “ERAP PRESIDENCY”.
The most intelligent of the “presidentiables”(Pinoy term for presidential candidates), Miriam Santiago, challenged the less intelligent “presidentiable” to a televised debate. To make things interesting, Miriam said that every time she’d ask him a question which he could not answer, Erap has to pay her five pesos. BUT if Erap asked Miriam a question which she cannot answer, she has to give Erap five thousand pesos. Miriam asked the first question:
“What’s the distance from the earth to the moon? “
Without saying anything, Erap reached for his wallet, pulled out a five-peso bill and handed it to Miriam. Then when his turn came, he asked her:
“What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?”
Miriam looked at him with a puzzled look. She whipped out her laptop and searched all her references. She tappped into the phone with her modem and browsed the Net. Frustrated, she sent E-mails to all her aides, assistants, and friends. All to no avail. After over an hour, she gave up and gave Erap five 1000-peso bills. Erap again said nothing, but politely accepted the P5,000 pesos and turned away to go home. Being a lawyer, Miriam demanded justice.
“Well, so what IS the answer!?”
Without a word, Erap pulled out his wallet and gave Miriam another five pesos….
“Well, actually I also don’t know.” replied Erap.