Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Vice (Versa)

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim is a man after my own heart...at least when he was still in UMNO. I mean, now that he is no longer with UMNO his ex-colleagues are saying he used to drink, gamble, and womanize. Zaid must have been a heck of a jantan while in UMNO and indulged in those vices openly for them to know.

Zaid was his own man when in UMNO and stood on his principles against certain issues he felt was detrimental to the Rakyat. He was sacked for that and now he does not drink. Those of us of the drinking class will tell you we tend not to trust a man who does not drink. Can we trust Zaid now? Well, we drinkers are known to frown kindly on fallen comrades who have become teetotallers.

Intense character assasination being the focus of the BN strategy is a good sign for Zaid in the Hulu Selangor by-election and his open admission a good counter-strategy, notwithstanding what some traditionist Muslims will feel. It is clear BN does not have other "against national interest dirt" they can throw at Zaid to justify to  Hulu Selangor voters they must not elect Zaid.

PR does not need a lawyer of Zaid's calibre to tell it about precedence and what is sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander. Has BN opened up Pandora's Box?

If BN is going to town on candidate morality issues as a yardstick for suitability and can only allude to Zaid's vices (not sins?) then must we not look at the cardinal sins of wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony

Certainly we can recognize  those who personify these traits. Come the next GE, BN may well have to field many fresh-faced candidates because many incumbents will probably not be able to meet the benchmark.

Is this the only way "BN Mampu Berubah"?

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