Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) candidate Paul Tambyah praised DPM Tharman during his party’s lunchtime rally in Raffles Place, calling him “probably the most brilliant of our current ministers” (Cue, audible gasp).
“Many of us think he will make a fine Prime Minister… In fact, to tell you a secret, there are many of us in the alternative parties who hope that DPM Tharman will have a falling-out with the Prime Minister and will come out to lead a grand coalition of opposition parties — Pakatan Rakyat Singapura — to present a real alternative to the current PAP Government.” added Mr Tambyah.
The first question on everybody’s mind was,
Why would SDP do that?
Is Tambyah questioning (or dare we say it, DOUBTING?!) the capability of his own chief, Chee?
History has shown that such a ruse, when executed on one that is pure of heart, has a fail rate of close to a 100%. Here are some examples.
Yes, Luke would rather jump into nothingness than join the dark side.
Flash sez balls to you, Ming.
Emperor Xerxes offers the Spartan King Leonidas the opportunity to serve him as Warlord of Greece. Leonidas says noooo… I haz cramp.
It is a little bit of a strange move because you are openly endorsing the talents of the rival team, the very same team you hope to defeat. Well, only SDP will know what they’re really up to. Maybe their suggestion is so compelling that DPM Tharman will anounce his plans to leave the PAP and start the SingWPSPPSDPNSPSDARPPPP Party tomorrow.