Thursday, May 04, 2006

The right stuff

The Right StuffWell, not all PAP candidates smell. Four new PAP candidates were publicly singled out as having the right stuff to be promoted to government positions. While some of them reacted by saying how they have the experience to do this and that, only RADM Lui Tuck Yew said something that must have touched the hearts and minds of voters. He said while it was "exciting" to be considered for high office, his first priority was to become a good MP who could see to the needs of the residents. (Today, 4 May 2006 p. 3). No threats, no exclusions, no if-you-don't-vote-for-me-I-will-screw-you attitude.

This is so refreshingly humble, compared to the high and mighty and at times, threatening words from some of his fellow PAP members. All of them should take a leaf out of this man's understanding of the fundamental purpose of standing for elections - to serve the people. For this alone, he has my vote this Saturday. He has the 'right' stuff.

2 comments :

lzydata said...

OK I hate to be the spoilsport but Lui is a walkover MP, Tanjong Pagar GRC. No vote, but his attitude is agreeable.

Epilogos said...

Ah! Yes, that was my oversight. But if he had had to fight, my vote, if I lived in his constituency, will be for him.