You give your love so sweetly
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes
But will you love me tomorrow?
Is this a lasting treasure
Or just a moment's pleasure?
Can I believe the magic of your sighs?
Will you still love me tomorrow? [...]
– The Shirelles
The song by The Shirelles was damn slinky, sexy and suggestive for its days, implying the regrets of ‘the morning after’ (a torrid intimate ecstasy), where the sweetie agonized over the stone cold possibility that she was 'used'.
Well, 916 has come and gone … so, do you feel ‘used’ too?
Uncle Lim KS had been the only PR politician who had the sense to say, words to the effect, that it doesn’t really matter whether it’s 916, 1016, or whenever but the BN is beatable.
He's right but … and a BIG BUT … that was never the point with Mr Man Man Lai's 916, not when he himself opened his big mouth to boast of having 31 BN MPs in his pocket – no one forced him to.
Prior to that, he in fact had some leeway, blaming the Taiwan trip (which he sent a ‘special team’ to chase) for possible delays to his boast of 916.
But again, without anyone pushing him (at least as we saw it from where we stood), he chose to commit himself to 916, making wild claims of some cabinet ministers among the 31 BN MPs.
Of course we know why … he made a terrible bluff out of desperate hope to stampede what he perceived as some BN MPs who might be easily panicked, for them to snowball, again with much wild hopes on his part, into an avalanche of frogs.
And as AAB went into phlegmatic ‘elegant’ silence (for which he has been sneeringly derided, but which proved to be most suitable in dealing with Anwar’s bluff), Anwar went into overdrive with hysterical frenzy, demanding a meeting with the PM for a preposterous 'handover' of government, whilst wannabe martyr talked about PKR seeing the King.
But alas, Mr Man Man Lai had met Sifu Man Man Lai, and as in the story of The Master & The Disciple, the Sifu easily beat the Mister.
Sad to say the Renaissance Man of Asia was flicked off by AAB, a man considered by many as of low intellect.
As reported in Malaysiakini Takeover a 'political lie', says Pak Lah AAB was right smack on when he described Anwar’s stunt as:
"Why should I be pressured? It is mere dreams. If at all it is true, (Anwar) would have announced it by now. The whole world would have known."
"Do you think he would ask for a meeting with me to discuss a transition? He would storm into my room with hundreds behind him, shouting victory. This is Anwar's style."
Indeed, the international press would have been summoned to learn of the crossover and his backdoor acquired mandate to rule. He would have abandoned his man man lai bullsh*t because then he wouldn’t have needed to man man lai anymore.
AAB sneered at Mr Man Man Lai, in more or less the same way as Lim Keng Yaik had once described Anwar: "He has no substance …”
… and then adding “… but the people will continue to be fascinated by him. This is a waste of our time. It is a game of political lies by Anwar Ibrahim and the people are choosing to believe him”, obviously a swipe at Anwar’s adoring followers.
AAB revealed that even the letter he received from Anwar had NOT even mentioned anything about the so-called 'peaceful handover' of power, but just general topics ...
... so what purpose for a meeting with AAB other than to continue his bluff ...
And the most shameful revelation had been offered by Muhyiddin Yassin in Malaysiakini Muhyiddin: Anwar uses my name to woo MPs.
Muhyiddin describing Anwar’s cheap stunt as both immoral and senseless, told reporters after breaking fast with them at a hotel in KL:
"This is a ploy (by Anwar) ... by (putting) my name on top the list (of BN defectors), hoping to garner support from other BN MPs. This is a desperate attempt by Anwar."
"Anwar is power crazy.”
… more so when Mr Man Man Lai has for the last 10 years been tormented by his biggest baddest bodoh-est move against his mentor and benefactor in 1998 – please read The torment and impatience of Anwar Ibrahim and September 16 - Miasmatic mist of malarkey.