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Nunca esquecer, ó lisboetas!!!

Domingo, 30.08.09

Coisa que me parece difícil algum dia vir a fazer, será campanha eleitoral. Este triste destino de julgar que sou independente ou de que alguém neste mundo tem a capacidade de ser independente do que quer que seja. Contudo, tal opção não me coarcta a liberdade de dizer o que penso sobre quem quer que seja. O post infra coloquei-o em Fevereiro, parece-me que é boa altura de voltar a tocar a sineta de alerta. Enjoy it.

 

Bom, tenho que ser honesto. A figura não me é completamente desagradável ao ponto de pretender o seu desaparecimento. Aliás, diga-se que é bem preferível deliciarmo-nos com as diatribes de Santana e a sua pandilha do que com as circunspecções de Aníbal ou com os seus sermões Marcelistas, ou mesmo com as indignações socráticas, os patéticos exercícios de vitimação em que se tornou especialista.

Contudo, receoso de que os perniciosos reflexos da crise possam convidar o ignaro povo a dar mais uma oportunidade a este resistente, temendo que as navegações socráticas por águas Freeporticas e por canudos mal explicados possam conduzir à desgraça de António Costa (e por contágio, à dos lisboetas), é conveniente vir mais uma vez botar faladura explicativa sobre as mil e uma razões porque o Pedro, não é, não pode ser, nunca será uma hipótese séria para um país, uma cidade, um bairro, uma agremiação recreativa que se pretenda mais desenvolvida e organizada que o Burkina Faso.

Os media, já de si fraquinhos e incapazes de focar as críticas no que de facto interessa, vêem em Santana um maná caído dos céus. Com ele, não é necessário analisar, investigar, procurar fontes anónimas que lhe vislumbrem os podres: todo ele é transparência, todo ele é pura matéria facilmente atacável.

 

Mas vamos por pontos, enumeremos as forças e fraquezas do nosso objecto de análise. Neste particular vou procurar ser imparcial, de modo a não me expor  à crítica fácil de que sou tendencioso ou de que tenho ódios figadais pelo Pedro.Comecemos por aqueles que considero os seus grandes trunfos, aquilo que posso destacar de positivo na pessoa (Santana tem conhecimento destas 3 mais valias, uma vez que lhe foram transmitidas directamente, madrugada fora, em fervilhante noite de glória sportinguista, por um meu camarada com quem partilho esta opinião):

1. É do Sporting.
2. Gosta de gajas.
3. Tem raízes familiares nos Olivais.

Agora vamos às principais razões porque Santana, apesar de toda a verve, grandiloquência retórica e suposta preocupação homérica com os assuntos e a dignidade da nação, tem que ser definitivamente esmagado nas próximas eleições autárquicas. E como as minhas razões são só minhas, vamos às razões que estão à disposição de todos, que todos deveriam conhecer mas que já inúmeras vezes demonstraram esquecer. Analisemos a boa e velha Wikipedia e o que esta revela de Santana Lopes.

Depois de lerem o que se segue reflictam sobre o que pensará o resto do mundo de um país que já teve como Primeiro Ministro Santana Lopes, que poderá voltar a ter como presidente da câmara da capital esta indómita figura. O que pensarão os cidadãos do mundo dos cidadãos de um país que elegem esta prenda? Atente-se a este fabuloso currículo (o texto é da Wikipedia, os sublinhados são meus):

1. In 1986, he became Assistant State Secretary to Prime Minister Aníbal Cavaco Silva, an office he left the next year to lead to PSD list to the European Parliament, where he remained for two years of his five-year-term.
2. In 1991, Cavaco Silva called him to Government and appointed him Secretary of State for Culture. Leaving office, he successively ran for, and won, President of Sporting Clube de Portugal, Mayor of Figueira da Foz (the only time that he completed a term in office), and Mayor of Lisbon. During this period he also earned a living as a sports and political commentator and founded a weekly newspaper, Semanário. In 1998, he announced his withdrawal from politics, following a comical sketch in private TV station which presented him and his private life in a very unfavourable light.
3. After three unsuccessful attempts to become leader of his party, Santana Lopes rose to Vice-President under José Manuel Durão Barroso, who had once called him "a mix of (astrologer) Zandinga and (sports commentator) Gabriel Alves.
4. Santana Lopes himself failed to gain a reputation as a competent Prime Minister. His unusual rise to power, as Barroso's successor rather than by election, contributed to these difficulties. Although his appointment was in fact constitutional, he was not a Member of Parliament but only a municipal leader, as the Mayor of Lisbon, and many columnists thus saw him as an illegitimate Prime Minister, a view shared by a large section of the public.
5. The short career of Santana Lopes as Prime Minister began with some members of government being shuffled between departments on the same afternoon as the government was being inaugurated. His Minister of Defense Paulo Portas looked surprised during the ceremony when he was announced as the Minister for National Defense and Sea Affairs. Portas' look of surprise when the name of his office was announced was broadcast live on television.


6. Santana Lopes' period in office was also marked by chaos in the allocation of teachers to schools (more than a month after classes officially started, and resulting from alleged incompetence of the IT provider (designated during the previous Government); the problem was swiftly solved by another small provider), and by claims of pressure exerted on the press, including arranging for the replacement of the information director of the public television channel RTP, and pressing private television channel TVI to tone down the criticism of him by a political commentator, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, a former leader of his own party, who consequently left the channel.
7. The Government of Santana Lopes got a death sentence on 30 November 2004 when President Jorge Sampaio announced that he was calling an early Parliament election for February 2005, from which a new Government would be formed, after Henrique Chaves, a Santana Lopes loyalist, resigned after four days as minister for sport, claiming that Santana Lopes lacked "loyalty and truth".
8. Santana Lopes announced the resignation of the government on 11 December so that his Government would assume just a caretaker role until the election. He went on to lead his party to its worst result in parliamentary elections in Portugal; the election of 20 February 2005 was won by the Socialist Party led by José Sócrates, with whom Santana Lopes had debated every Sunday for one year on the public television station, RTP. Santana Lopes did not follow his coalition partner Paulo Portas and did not resign on election night, instead leaving the party leadership two days later.
9. Two days after the inauguration of the new government, he returned to complete his term as mayor of Lisbon. However, when his party failed to endorse him as a candidate for the 2005 municipal elections, he resigned his office one month before the vote, to assume his seat in the Parliament, which he immediately suspended to return to practice private law.
10. Santana Lopes is known for his Quaylesque gaffes,which include:
- claiming that the non-existent Chopin violin concertos were his favourite piece of classical music;
- having his secretary send a postcard to Brazilian author Machado de Assis (died 1908);
- calling a press conference to announce a threat on his life when in fact he had received a teaser mailing for a book titled “Cuidado com os Rapazes” ("Watch out for the boys");
- announcing that he would leave the political field in protest for his private life being parodied in a TV show, if the President didn't intervene (he didn't);
- seeming to have missed a formal reception to the Mozambican Minister of Foreign Affairs in order to attend a fashion show;
- postponing the inauguration of some of his Secretaries of State in order to attend a wedding;
- appearing lost in the middle of his inauguration speech, with long and embarrassing silences, confusing pages and looking nervous (he said in an interview to newspaper Expresso that it was hot that day, people had already fainted in the audience and he himself wasn't feeling too well, so he tried to cut the speech short).
 

PEDRO, ÉS GRANDE!

 

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