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7/30/2008

Notable quote - What a Gem

What a GEM! To hold a by-election would be a waste of public funds and will be an invitation to political mercenaries to appear from the cold. They will promise the naive and the gullible the moon and the stars. Lionel De Souza (ST Forum) This is the most enlighten quote so far. If this has come out of Parliament, I will definitely insert it there. Once in a while wisdom speaks for itself.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have never seen a citizen so keen on withholding his own voting rights. Then again, he's not from Bukit Batok. He's keen to see others' voting rights been taken away as long as he is unaffected. Typical prosper me beggar you attitude.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Lionel De Souza is so "wise" and only he can think while the rest of us peasants are naive and gullible.

Anonymous said...

"political mercenaries...will promise the naive and the gullible the moon and the stars."

Very well said. Just like one party full of mercenaries promising "more good years" and "Swiss standard of living". The naive and gullible took it lock, stock and barrel.

Anonymous said...

Notable quote? Pass me the salt please. Plenty of it!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Mr De Souza. Why waste public fund? Put the money to better use. Opposition will never win, so why go through the motion??

Anonymous said...

"Why waste public fund? Put the money to better use."

Like throwing more money at troubled banks?

Anonymous said...

"Opposition will never win, so why go through the motion??"

Never be complacent. When lightning strikes one day, you won't even know what hit you.

Anonymous said...

To De Souza and anon 6:33 PM,

Are you qualify to speak for the people of Bukit Batok?

redbean said...

everyone is entitled to his opinion. what is impt is to see how the opinion is being formed and where it is coming or going.

Mockingbird said...

A dictator can always claim elections are a waste of time and money and cling on to power until his dying day without holding any elections.

Mockingbird said...

The opposition may promise the people the moon and the stars, but are the people so gullible as to believe them.

An opposition candidate who wants to be credible should only offer benefits that are within his means to fulfil.

redbean said...

our dumb electorate will. and they will vote the ruling party out in a freak election. that is why our system must be tweaked to prevent such an occurence.

Anonymous said...

Nobody can speak for Residents in Bukit Batok. Bukit Batok's residents should be asked to vote for whether they want to vote a new MP or not.

redbean said...

i think they may have been consulted.

Anonymous said...

What is a freak election? Who is the freak? Who defines the freak?

redbean said...

good question.