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.

5 comments:

oneditorial said...

Why don't people just get old gracefully? I don't see British politicians behaving like this.

Mangle Wurzel said...

If you take a look at a number of revered & aged Thai politicians, you will see exactly the same symptoms of having never really grown up: Barnharn, Chavalit, Chalerm, to name only a few out of a cast of hundreds. The thing that they all have in common is that they have constantly over-indulged by fools. Politicians need to be constantly whipped into shape. Dogs are much easier to train, and also far company.

Mangle Wurzel said...

Whoops!

"The thing that they all have in common is that they have BEEN constantly over-indulged by fools. Politicians need to be constantly whipped into shape. Dogs are much easier to train, and also far BETTER company."

oneditorial said...

It is a great shame that Thailand does not allow man's best friend to participate in politics; otherwise I would vote for one to represent my constituency!

Mangle Wurzel said...

you can housetrain 'em too. no one could ever claim that for thaksin