A man who wears two hats has greater difficulty in stating his position than one who wears only one.
If a man wears both the UMNO president hat as well as the PM hat, and faces the twin and competing problems of ketuanan Melayu polemical demands and loss of support from the nons with the consequential probability of losing power in the next general election, how would or should he strategize out of this dilemma?
Sure, he can tap dance but that’s not going to work – not in a world where unedited information flows to all via the Internet and a hungry opposition stands ready to replace him. How does he answer to both sides? Ops Lalang II?
We leave this man to work it out, and go to the man who once wore both the UMNO president hat as well as the PM hat though now wears neither, but chooses to wear a new hat, that of the ethnic warrior. It’s full reversion to the beginning of the circle he started in his political career.
He doesn’t carry the responsibility of the man who wears two hats so he feels unfettered and free to give full rein to his preference. He’s back to his once blinkered views.
Leaders like to leave the political stage in a burst of glory, but though he had left he still wants his burst of ethnic glory. Sayang saja!