Her Greatest Admirer

Rolling along in a pink tour van across the country she and her husband once ruled under martial law, resplendent in an aquamarine dress, Imelda Marcos explains how she has managed to survive her many ordeals. "Thank God I never lost that childlike innocence and the purity of vision and naiveté," she says. As she smiles, her cheeks, smoothed and buffed to an eerie luster, become even more impossibly taut. "That childlike innocence was most useful, because if I was a bit wiser, I wouldn't have been able to do anything, perhaps. So I'm glad I was not...

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