Thursday, October 21, 2010
The politics of husband and wife, father and son
This coalition face-off isn't only about "husband" and "wife." It has expanded into a question of "father" and "son."
Bhumjaithai Party leader Chaovarat Charnveerakul has been on the record as saying that he isn't "uncomfortable" with the Democrats in this marriage of convenience. But his son, Anutin, who is close to Newin Chidchob, the de facto owner of the party, has admitted to reporters that he is quite "uncomfortable" with the current state of affairs within the coalition.
When a reporter told Chaovara about Anutin's comment that wasn't exactly in syn with father's public statement, he said: "I will check out my son's feeling about this."
Father and son have yet to come up with a "joint statement" so far on this issue.