Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Shakalaka Baby!

Well, the sheer display of arrogance by the likes of Khairy and his BN ilk has once again been rewarded with what amounts to being nothing short of an embarrassing and humiliating defeat for the BN in Permatang Pauh.

All that venom, all that despicable personal attacks on Anwar, all that fear-mongering, all the race-baiting, all those big guns of the party, and all that money poured into the by-election, and what does the BN have to show for it? Well, the voters made sure that none of the above would prevail over their true voice. I believe most reasonable people would conclude that the voters had sent a clear message to Badawi and his son-in-law, and Najib and his groupies as well, several months back. But that message did not seem to resonate at the Putera World Trade Centre.

Apparently, this cadre of Umno-BN demagogues have clearly become too self-absorbed to recognise, let alone appreciate the meaning of, self-reflection. Instead, they continued to march to the same drum. Well, the voters of Permatang Pauh have once again sent a wake-up call to the BN.

I must admit that even as I type these words, I’ve got a grin on my face that stretches from one ear to the other. Oh, how sweet it is to see the likes of Khairy and Najib with egg on their faces.

All I will say for now is: Hey, Khairy! Look who got ‘buried’!

G. Krishnan