Saturday, July 25, 2009
Why do birthday anniversaries turn political?
Thaksin Shinawatra's birthday anniversary is this sunday, July 26. Premier Abhisit Vejjajiva's falls on Aug 3. Their respective supporters won't allow them to celebrate quietly with their families. Political activities have become part of the game now.
Thaksin plans a host of activities for tomorrow -- religous bordering on the superstitious bordering on new technology.
Abhisit will use his birthday anniversary to announce the results of his six months in power and plans for the future. In fact, his aides are planning to kick off the celebrations as early as tomorrow to try to blunt Thaksin's birthday's hue and cry.
Abhisit's slogan to be unveiled tomorrow in two book volumes is: "6 Months, 100 Measures, 10 Million Happiness."
Brace yourself for the onslaught.