Politicians are strange animals. Some of them are very flexible not unlike the bamboo tress, able to bend forward and backward depending on the directions of the winds blowing.
Politics is also the art of the possible. As CSL has so elegantly stated, the possible can be impossible and the impossible can be possible.
WHo would have thought that CSL , who was booted out of the second biggest component party is now the most powerful person , a power behind the throne as OTK has to bend to him for his support.
Who would have thought that the one now pushing the hardest for another EGM was the same one who has objected so vehemently to OTK calling for a second EGM after coming back from a short holiday, following the loss of confidence votes in the first EGM?
This same one, LTL, has said that CC was the right forum to solve all the problems, and while what is said is still fresh in people’s minds, he executed a 180 degree turned and said that CC is not the right place to decide now and that the right forum would be a EGM.
Given the flip flop, I can’t help but wonder what would happen if he becomes the president of the party ? If he can turn 180 degree now to suit himself, what is there to prevent him from turning 180 degree next time if he becomes the head, when his personal fortune is at stake? WHere will be the community interest and party interest?
When he can change goal posts just to suit his own interest in this party crisis, what is there to prevent him from changing the party direction when his own interest warrants the change in direction?
I have said this just last month : Simple logic will tell us that if they can sell their principles just to move up, they can sell anything to get government positions , including the interests of the party and the community that these people represent.
I hope LTL should realise now that there is a perception in the Chinese community that he is not suitable to be a leader of a party claiming to represent the interest of the community. The perception is that he is only eager for position and power. Whether such perception is right or wrong, politics is really all about perception.
SO what he should do is perhaps to accept the olive branch extended to him by OTK, and remains as a vice-president and perhaps Minister of ‘Hell”, until the next party election in 2 years time., By then, given the short memory and selective amnesia of the party members, he may even have a comeback chance..He may even be able to challenge for a higher post.
OTK needs him now to balance CSL, who is the biggest winner despite having being caught pants down in a DVD last year.
LTL should not listen too much to the other 2 musketeers who have misled him and caused his downfall..