Khalid Ibrahim has been in a lot of trouble over a number of issues, not necessarily due to his fault or through lack of governance, but he demonstrates a startling lack of ability or political nous to handle them quickly, firmly and decisively to his advantage.
As an example, his slow response to the Talam case unnecessarily provided MCA with some brief moments of orgasms in believing they have scored against him in particular and PKR Selangor in general.
Mind, the latter, PKR Selangor is nothing more than a nest of vipers with factions working aggressively and vigorously to kill off each other, as was seen in the recent Faekah Husin case, where even ultra pro-Anwar-Ibrahim journalist Terence Netto wrote an article in Malaysiakini titled Selangor MB's pol sec Faekah at bay in which he gave me the impression he has taken up with the side of Anwar's blue-eyed boy, Azmin Ali, in the internecine struggle within that former UMNO branch now called PKR wakakaka.
Of course the two sides seem to ridiculously pit husband Anwar Ibrahim's Team A against hitherto devoted wife Dr Wan Azizah and her Team W. But where the Blue-eyed Boy is concerned, Anwar's water seems to be thicker than blood.
In Team A we have in its leadership the two inseparables AI and AA, Saifuddin Nasution (the incredible Apcet II destroyer), and I heard Rafizi Ramli, the whiz kid and future supernova who will be a potential threat to a political pygmy wakakaka.
In Team W, the hitherto devoted wife leads with principally her sweetie daughter, also another future supernova, a besieged Khalid and Faekah.
Now, I hope by now you anti Zaid Ibrahim rabid hounds would understand why Zaid wanted either Khalid Ibrahim or Nurul to challenge Blue-eyed Boy for the PKR No 2 post before he had to take on the task himself (because Khalid lacked the balls to stand against AA, and Nurul after having earlier indicated interests was warned off), of course only to find he had lost the election even before the polling started wakakaka.
Netto also flabbergasted me when he criticized Khalid for being slow to recognize that politics is also about providing opportunities, rewarding loyalties and managing expectations of the party faithful, in particular sections of the party - mainly ex-Umno members - whose 10 years in the political wilderness before PKR came to power in Selangor has had them (in Netto's words) 'ravening for whatever rewards were to be had'.
Now, I would expect such statements from someone like the Blue-eyed Boy but dear Terence Netto ..... ? OTOH, maybe he was providing a voice for dear Blue-eyed Boy – see my post Revenge of the effete snob.
Anyway, we all know dear Rafizi Ramli as PKR's finance whiz kid, who not only exposed the NFC scandal and Najib's alleged interference in the award of contract for the RM1.18 billion Ampang LRT extension, but hung on to them with the vice-like bite of a tenacious British bulldog.
But amazingly, dear Rafizi has been as silent as the dead in the Talam case. What happened, dear whiz kid? Too busy underground with the LRT?
And what about the world's greatest economic advisor? Still manmanlai?
It was left to two non-PKR persons to come to dear Khalid Ibrahim's defence in the Talam Intrigue, namely PAS' Dzukefly Ahmad and DAP's Tony Pua, with the latter demolishing and teaching Chua Tee what's-his-name the fundamentals of kindy maths?
But I'm deeply intrigued by DAP and PAS rescuing a besieged PKR MB while Khalid's own party including the de facto leader act dunno about poor Khalid's problem.
I suppose Khalid's term as MB will end with GE-13, even when Pakatan sweeps to victory for a second term in Selangor, because it's obvious Team A will not tolerate Team W, particularly (in some pygmy's words) 'dynastic pretenders'.