Sunday, April 6, 2008

Going In For The Kill

The race is on!

It's funny when you come to think of it; politicians are sometimes very predictable creatures, aren't they?

In the aftermath of the recent general election, the old man in the hot seat has become the target of criticisms. And as the intensity of those criticisms increases, many of his yes-men are getting ambitious. At first, most of those yes-men adopted a wait-and-see attitude, but as the criticisms against the old man gained momentum, many of them have begun to make their moves to go in for the kill.

Perhaps Ku Li and M Junior were the first to have openly challenged the silence of the majority in calling for the old man to resign from his post. But seriously, did they really think that the old man would simply resign? Ku Li has made it clear that he intends to fight for the top post, so it should be interesting to see the fight this coming December. But, folks, Boxing Day (although not the kind of celebration as we know it) comes almost 2 weeks earlier this year; and perhaps all the rink-side tickets have been snapped up by PKR, PAS and DAP.

The Sabahan politicians—not acting in an unfamiliar fashion—were also among the first parties to explore the possibility of going up the ladder. They want more representations at the national level; they want more ministerial positions. Not that that's going to make much difference to the Sabahan people.

And now the keris-wielding Hussein Junior has declared that he's not going to defend his post as the Captain of Umno Youth. Apparently, some people are happy with the announcement, but I suspect there's more to it than that! I wonder what post will Junior be eyeing for this December.

In the meantime, new sensation boy, Khairy Jamaluddin, has also indicated his interest to go up the ladder. He is eyeing for the seat to be vacated by Hussein Junior, although it's not really him who want that seat—it all depends on what his grassroots supporters want. But let's not kid ourselves; of course his supporters would want him to contest, don't be ridiculous! However, it would be interesting to see how far he can go, now that daddy-in-law doesn't seem to be calling all the shots no more.

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