None of this fake scandal brings us any closer to the truth of the real issue these days: Martinelli's own involvement with massive money laundering, the financing of his campaign with drug money and laundering of funds through his businesses. But that is of course the whole purpose of this FARC smokescreen.
After a year Martinelli, endless hype and babble, the introduction of various wacky mega miracle schemes, imbecile laws and bipolar presidential craziness, the vast majority of Panamanians just doesn't see it happen, economically speaking.
Martinelli's approval rate plummeted another 11% to 49%. But that number, dear reader, refers to the month of May, which is before Martinelli set out on a collision course with the citizenry ramming the mega-controversial "sausage law" through the assembly. So one may reasonably expect the current approval rate to be another ten to twenty percent lower.
Our deep throat sources in the government tell us that president Martinelli has finally discovered that the now infamous "sausage law", violates all kind of international agreements and treaties as well as conditions to obtain financing from such institutions as the Inter American Development Bank.
While Martinelli was doing imitations of Charlie Chaplin playing Hitler, the protest march that was held in the real world was entirely peaceful, and the biggest of such events since those held against Martin Torrijos's social security reforms, about five years ago.
Infighting in the government, unions and environmentalists call for consumer boycott of Super99, daily protest marches, "sausage law" unites Chamber of Commerce and SUNTRACS in their rejection of it, new "lobster law" presented and more to come.
If you're in opposition against a government, what you want to accomplish is its isolation: It's physical isolation, its mental isolation and its moral isolation. With barely a year in office, the Martinelli government is already visibly suffering from all three forms of isolation.