Tomorrow, the Blue Blitz will ferry Hawkeye, the Whisperer and I up north to Kota Baru, in time for Nomination Day on the 6 July. We can only afford to take 3 for Nomination Day, but a strong team of 10 will be with us on Polling Day. Except for Hawkeye who has to return to KL day after Nomination Day, the Whisperer and I will be in KB for the campaign period. We hope to cover the morning walkabouts and as many ceremahs as we possibly can, and also distract ourselves with buduh, nasi dagang and nasi laut. Wish you were here too?
Like always, the Barisan Rakyat Bloggers go into by-elections speculating as little as possible and keep focused on giving our people a sense of what is happening on the ground. Kickdefellow Sheih would be busy chaperoning some foreign delegation and we have been directed to work with Dr. Hatta.
Ten others will fly in a day or two before Polling Day, rent cars to move around on Polling Day.....all on their own expenses. Verily, a special bunch.
With PAS going thru some family tiffs we expect UMNO to capitalise on this. It will be a tough campaign for both UMNO and PAS. Manek Urai has been PAS stronghold except on two occasions. A 2000 majority has been PAS achievements in the past. The majority has to be more emphatic to deliver a clear message to UMNO that despite their overpowering machinery they may end up as a pile of buffalo shit. The Rakyat is tired after half a century of ballyhoo.