Just What Does A Politician Achieve By Being So Callous?
When Yaw Shin Leong was rumoured to be messing with a woman other than his wife, Khaw Boon Wan asked WP to come clean and proclaimed that WP was selling rotten fruits to Singaporeans. As no one has admitted to Yaw's affair, it remains a rumour. And no one knows for sure who the other woman was/is, if there was indeed one.
However, ex-PAP MP and ex-Speaker of the House has publicly admitted to having an affair with another woman and through his admission and exposure of "I love you and missed you loads", he has brought much attention, grief and hurt to the woman he so love(d).
If it were me, I'd rather be the "other woman" of Yaw Shin Leong than be the Michael Palmer's "other woman". Though both (if the rumour on Yaw is true) suffered from itchyprickitis, the man from WP knew how to protect his woman. Disgracefully, the man from PAP simply fed the woman to the dogs and the wolves! It is sad that the hounds are now painting her as a real slut, claiming that she was simultaneously messing with another man while healing the itchyprickitis of the man-in-white! (Straits Times, Saturday 15 Dec 2012, Page D2)
Now another sordid sod . . . .
In Page A3 of Straits Times today (Dec 17), headlined "PM Lee Sends Condolences" to United States President Barack Obama for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, I was shocked and saddened to read, and I quote: "Foreign Minister K Shanmugum, in his facebook post, highlighted a report which indicated that since 2005, a multiple-victim shooting takes place every 5.9 days in US. He added that reports from the Washington Post, among others, put the number of mass shooting this year alone at between 13 and 20. He wrote, "In no other developed country does this happen so regularly."
So just what the fook is Shanmugum trying to tell us? By trying to be clever by half, his insensitivity has tarnished the condolence letter sent by PM Lee to be mere rhetoric - pretentious, insincere and vacuous. It is most disgusting and contemptible for someone to come up with smartass remarks at the expense of people's tragic pain and misery, especially to enhance one's political career or self-image!
I can never understand why would one extinguish the light of others to make one's burn brighter? Why be so mean, hurting others so much, just to earn another cookie point? Is it good for the soul?
Is it Shame or Shanm?