In a hurriedly called press briefing at St. Luke's Wednesday night, Arroyo's spokesperson Ma. Elena Bautista-Horn said that a "very reliable source" from the Aquino administration warned the Arroyo camp that there was a plot to kill the Pampanga representative under the so-called "Operation Put the Little Girl To Sleep."
"May mga nagsumbong po sa amin na mga nasa administrasyon ngayon na meron po silang masamang balakin. Meron sila ngayong 'Operation Put the Little Girl to Sleep.' Ni-report na po sa amin 'yan," said Horn.
[Some people from the administration have told us that they have evil designs. They have what they call "Operation Put the Little Girl to Sleep." This has been reported to us.]
"Kami po ay medyo nababahala kasi nakikita naman natin kung gaano 'yung insistence ni Secretary De Lima atsaka ni Chairman Brillantes na ang dating pangulo po ay ilagay sa isang government hospital," she added.
[We're a bit concerned, because we've seen the insistence of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes to put the former president in a government hospital.)
Arroyo's camp supposedly received the information from a government official a few days ago, according to Horn.
Yan ang Pinoy. Focused on the trivial and the irrelevant. Perhaps there are people who may want to see Arroyo dead. But then we're talking about a nation of people renowned for holding grudges for entire lifetimes. So no surprises there.
And the idle chatter continues...