Ricky Carandang of ABSCBN News notes the existence of a "cognitive dissonance" between the finding of the Supreme Court that the Law was broken by a "glaring grave abuse of discretion by Comelec" and the subsequent finding of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez that there was no Lawbreaker.
How can a Law have been broken, yet there is no Law Breaker to be arrested or investigated?
How can a Crime have been committed, yet there is no criminal to be prosecuted?
This absurd situation currently obtains because the Ombudsman has effectively nullified a January 13, 2004 Decision of the Supreme Court that the Commission on Elections committed a "glaring grave abuse of discretion" in signing and consummating an illegal contract with a shady, unknown corporation for an alleged "automated counting system."
Ricky was talking to Atty. Lila de Lima, who usually makes sense about things legal, but was full of blither-and-blather-and-gobbledygook about what the Ombudsman has wrought. (But she was struggling with it.) She gives the impression that the Ombudsman basically RE-TRIED the case of Comelec and its rotten deal with MegaPacific Consortium and found everybody innocent.
It all boils down to this: Someone is making a Jackass of the Supreme Court. The only question now, is will they continue to wear the ears and tail just pinned on them?