Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Ah "Chua", Somebody "Soiled" My "Leg"
These things happen every now and then, to celebrities and politicians, but in actuality, it happens to be just as common among commoners. As always, there will be disgruntled groups calling for the person to resign. C'mon, for what, because he didn't fuck you as well?... or because he did? What CSL did was reprehensible to his wife and kids - its a private matter.
If what he did was wrong, he would have been in jail already. Its not against the law. Its a private matter. Why do we hold politicians or celebrities as needing to have a "higher standard of professionalism or good conduct"? Because they are leaders or people look up to them? Big BS, we all have people to lead, we all have our family to lead and care for and set good examples, we also cannot let down our family and friends.
So, NO more double standard BS. If its not against the law, its a private matter. Do not use your religious standards or moral standards to judge another person as to whether he is fit for office. Because if I cite the 10 commandments as a standard for asking CSL to resign, does it mean we can ask someone to resign if they eat beef or pork when they are neither Muslim or Hindu? That is imposing your morality on others. If something is deemed wrong, it should be made law. When it is not, and we think it should be, then do so, and UNTIL then leave CSL alone.
Just as Bill Clinton was messed up over what he did, Bill was still an effective leader, but at least CSL did not do it in his office la. Judge a job performance by the job specifications, not by unwritten rules. In any kind of relationship, when there are hidden expectations and unannounced standards of performance (including the marrying kind), you are holding a time bomb. If its not written down, its not law.
CSL at least had the grace and strength to admit, and then had the composure to let the party and people to decide his fate. Again, let the person be the first to throw stones ... If you are still keen to get rid of CSL, then we should at least make an attempt to write down the hidden fuckups that will boot you out of office: having sex with someone other than your wife or wives; kicking a dog or a cat; wearing a toupee and lying to the people that its real; etc... you can never make up such lists. You can only go by what is wrong against the law, anything else is so vague and subjective.
p/s CSL, ok now I've done the job, so how about the secret to 56 minutes ... If you lose your job, well, you can always teach classes.