Malaysiakini Jude commented on the article Fiery speeches: 'Stern warning' for Umno three in succinct fashion.
He proposes to UMNO's Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, son of illustrious father Tun Hussein and grandson of even more illustrious and highly respected Datuk Onn Jaafar, that at next year's UMNO general assembly, Hisham should leave the keris at home and brandish a ‘crutch’ instead.
Jude reckons that the crutch will be more closer to the truth for UMNO's perpetual dependence on and virulent defence of the NEP. Jude quoted in part Abraham Lincoln's famous saying by reminding Hisham that UMNO may be able to fool some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln said: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
Another reader, Thai Eng wrote (just an extract):
After all those ranting, incendiary speeches, bloodbath calls and kissing of the keris, the spin doctors wanted Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to play the Big Hero role and come out telling one and all that, once again, that he is ‘PM for all Malaysians’ and that only what he says goes and will be translated into government policies.
But if he and his spindoctors think that Joe Public will be taken in again by his talk of ‘I am PM for all Malaysians’, they are obviously mistaken.
Enlightened Malaysians are obviously not going to be taken in once again like that time, long ago in the spring of 2004. Come the 12th general election, be it in 2007 or 2008 or even 2009, such talk will be shown to be the bull that it really is.
Enlightened Malaysians must then show themselves to be enlightened voters too. Then, and only then, will Pak Lah receive his big slap.
On the other hand, if at the 12th general election voters decide otherwise, then they should forever remain ‘elegantly silent’ and continue to live elegantly cowed in Umnoputra Bodohland.