Senator Francis Escudero is a complex individual. Some understand this complexity as an attempt to be deep, and some interpret that same complexity as a cover for inner confusion. In the two hours some of us spent talking to the Senator from Sorsogon, I think he’s more of the tentative sort. To some, perplexing; still to others, discerning. To some, his long-winded answers to simple questions may be exasperating; still to others, exploratory.
It’s my second time to meet Chiz; a Senator who perhaps has given up on the diplomatic, kagalang-galang handshake and just gives me the fist-bump. He’s always presented himself as a spokesperson of the youth – “ang bata natin” - to the point that judgment passed upon him reflect the same ironies, idiosyncrasies, and paradoxes he himself reflects. Depth as confusion, tentativeness, perplexing discernment, exasperating exploration.
In all probability, Senator Francis Joseph Escudero stands a shot at the Presidency.