In politics who you are is of vital importance. Legacies are a yardstick to measure how far and what one can do in the ‘dog-eat dog” world of politics. Are we all surprised when we see this Malaysiakini report Jerlun MP Mukhriz Mahathir first checks in http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/91120. Mukhriz is afteall the son of ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad. Doesn’t the name Khairy Jamaluddin,Khir Toyo or Zahidi Zainul Abidin mean anything to the youth wing of UMNO?
Surely not, at this present moment in time as Khairy Jamaludin has so far obtained only 20 nominations while Zahid has one and Khir has 11 nominations as compared to Mukhriz who has sufficiently crossed the line with 39 nominations. To qualify for election due to be held at the Umno annual general assembly next March, candidates for the Youth No 1 post need to secure a minimum of 38 nominations.
So what does this tell us? Do we need to elaborate further? Are the 4th floor boys losing touch with their charm? Have they underestimated the influence of Dr. Mahathir? Was PM’s early handing over a wrong calculated move which has affected Khairy’s machinery?
Mahathir’s POT SHOTS which he said Khairy would employ undemocratic methods to ensure his victory must have reached GROUND LEVEL. However, Khairy needs to fully concentrate and wholeheartedly give his all in his quest to be the Youth Chief of UMNO come March 2009. The name Mukhriz Mahathir means more than something but its up to Khairy to shake the impending dynasty down. The warlords in UMNO has set the traps and obstacles down for the son in law of outgoing PM Badawi. The challenge is thus thrown out in the open and its up to Khairy to put up a fight. If not he might as well kiss his political career GOODBYE AND SAYONARA………….